Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/18

ATL: Reserves Continue To Outplay Starters (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
DAL: Doncic’s Star Potential Is Already Crystal Clear  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
DET: Bruce Brown Meets Challenge Of Defending Harden (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs Return To Winning Ways Through Defense, Pace & 3-Point Shooting (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of MInd):
HOU: Assistant Coach Brett Gunning: Mastermind Behind Rockets’ Turnaround  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
LAC: Clippers Are Going Against The NBA Grain And It’s Working (from Jim Alexander, Press-Enterprise):
MEM: Shelvin Mack Is Better Than Your Team’s Backup PG (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIA: Open Roster Spot Not Taxing, Even With Backup PG Void (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: When Jim Petersen Broke Up With Coach K  (from Pat Borzi, Minn Post):
MIN: Wolves Are Struggling In The Post (from Pietro Caddeo, Bball Index):
NOP: Can Jrue Holiday Be The 1st Backcourt DPOY Since Gary Payton?  (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
OKC: Westbrook’s Changed Approach (from Royce Young, ESPN):
SAS: Why The Spurs Can’t Tank (from Collin Reid, Project Spurs):
TOR: Raptors Sinking Resources Into Sleep Education  (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
TOR: VanVleet Can Break His Slump By Copying Lowry (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: Defense Improves But Offense Can’t Score Against Lakers (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards’ Melodrama Plays To Yawns In Toronto  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How New Lottery Odds Will Affect Race To The Bottom (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

The MIN-PHI Trade, SPECIAL EDITION #2

From Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune:  http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/The_Wolves_Beat/
NOTE:   This is our second special edition of links to stories re the MIN-PHI recent trade.  If you missed special edition # 1, here it is:   http://basketballintelligence.net/2018/11/11/basketball-intelligence-special-edition-min-phi-trade/

 

Basketball Intelligence: Special Edition: The MIN-PHI Trade

Film Review: Butler Gives Sixers Space &  Creation (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
How Butler Meshes With The Sixers’ Young Stars (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Butler Needs Philly To Win (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Butler’s Minnesota Saga Finally Ends (from Jon Krawcyznski, The Athletic):
The Last Moments Of The Jimmy Butler Era (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Financial Impact Of The Blockbuster Trade (from Luke Adams, Hoops Hype):
Winners, Losers, Takeaways From The Trade (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
How Each New Player Fits With The Wolves (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
What The Trade Means For The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The Trade (from Keith Smith, Yahoo Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/18

BKN:  Breakdown: Dinwiddie’s Game Winner  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
BKN: Lack Of Defense May Have Russell On Bench Late In Games (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Breaking Down The Final Minute Of Loss To Pacers (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Pacers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Were The Celtics Successful Against The Bucks? (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
CHI: Wendell Carter Could Be Rare Defense-First ROY  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DET: Bruce Brown Emerges As Pistons’ Biggest Surprise (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Video Breakdown: McKinnie Bites The Wolves (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Draymond Helped Beat The Wolves (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Oladipo Thrives In Crunch Time (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
MEM: Omri Casspi: Not Your Typical NBA Player (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Why Have The Bucks Made Such Dramatic Improvement?  (from Sky Sports):
MIL: Better On Defense & Sticking With The Plan (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: The Knicks’ Draft Class of Steals (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Westbrook’s Adjustments Are Paying Dividends  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous INtentions):
SAC: Divac Expected This  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Need More From Their Bench, Starting With Oubre (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
The Hidden Gem: NBA Prospect Daulton Hommes At Div II Point Loma Nazarene (from Marc Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
Depth Charts: Team Rotations Right Now (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
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Early NBA Returns: The Villanova Rookies  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):