Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/28/18

Jaylen Brown & The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: How Jordan Clarkson Can Improve At Both Ends (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Q & A: Henry Ellenson (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Biggest Hole Each Team Still Needs To Fill (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Most To Prove (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Why The Hawks Fell In Love With Trae Young (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Mavs’ Head Athletic Trainer Casey Smith (from Dwain Price, mavs.com):
Dwight Howard Could Provide Pick-Me-Up In Wizards’ Most Used Play (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Kevin Knox Found HIs True Self In Vegas (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Can Myles Turner Become The Pacers’ Second Star? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Can Zach Collins Fill Ed Davis’ Back-Up Center Role Defensively?  (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Capela’s FA Saga Finally Comes To An Close (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Spurs Are Poised To Defy Convention, Again (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Taking A Look At Okobo’s Future Role With The Suns (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pat Riley Assesses The Heat (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Pat Riley Remains Confident In Hassan Whiteside (from Shandel Richardson, SunSentinel):
Video: Celtics 2017-18 Side OB (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video:  Igor Kokoskov Favorite Sets (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video: Slips And Attacking The Switch (from Jimmie Oakman):
FA Bigs Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Wings Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Guards Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Players Who Can Veto Trades In 2018-19 (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Xavier Munford Deserves A Real NBA Shot (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Q & A: Jevon Carter’s Mom (from Sharon Brown, All Heart In Hoop City):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/25/18

Cavs: Feeling The Love (from Joe Gabriele, Cavs.com):
Why KLove Wanted To Stay With Cavs (from Terry Pluto, Cleveland.com):
What We Learned About Nick Nurse At Summer League (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
The NBA’s Female Power Brokers (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Abdel Nader: OKC’s Latest Perimeter Piece In Small-Ball Overhaul  (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Tobias Harris Learned His Worth With Two Big Phone Calls (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley, Building Toward Healthy Return (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media):
Shane Larkin Analyzes Jason Tatum’s Game (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe)
Celtics: Rozier’s Passing Shows Room For Improvement (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
Trae Young: Summer League Scouting Report (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Dubs’ Passing Is Historically Great (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind/Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets: Millsap’s Expected 2018-19 Role (from James Siegle, Nugg Love):
5 Places Wolves Rookies Should Help On Defense (from Pietro Caddeo, Dunking With Wolves):
Thoughts On Offseason Developments (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Lakers Film Room: How LBJ, Rondo & Lonzo Will Get Their Assists (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Michael Beasley (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ettore Messina Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Sixers: Jonah Bolden’s Golden Opportunity To Claim Back-up Center Spot (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
Raptors: Poeltl Will Be Hard To Replace (from Jordan Fleguel, Raptors Rapture):
TBT: The Elam Ending (from Matt Yoder, The Comeback):
Predicting ROY Favorites And Surprises (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Wizards: The Dwight Howard Experience (from Nick Arguelles, NBA Analysis Network):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/21/18

Where Do The Raptors Rank In The Post-LBJ EC?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Making Sense Of Ujiri’s Summer (from William Lou, Medium):
– Raptors’ New HC Nick Nurse Chases Perfection (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
It’s OK To Believe In Blake Griffin (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Dwane Casey’s Goal For Blake Griffin: Best Passing PF In The Assn (from Detroit Bad Boys):
Knicks Should Develop Robinson Into Capela (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
OKC: Is Schroder Worth The Gamble?  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
Muscala: Sixers Got A Bargain (from Larry Mendte, Hoops Habit):
Gordon Hayward Gives Update On Recovery & Expectations (from Nicole Yang, Boston Globe):
Q & A: Antawn Jamison  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Q & A: Shane Larkin (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Grizzlies: What SL Showed About JJJ (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Podcast: Garrett Temple Discusses Being Traded & More (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The OKC-ATL-PHI Deal (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Nuggets: MPJ & IT Are Risks Worth Taking (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
Pistons Need Healthy Reggie Jackson (from Duncan Smith, Clutch Points):
Anunoby: Primed To Take Another Leap (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Poeltl’s Fit On The Spurs (from Kendall Garriss, Air Alamo):
Georges Niang’s Big Break (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Brandon Goodwin’s Hot SL Run (from Dana Caldwell, Naples Daily News):
The iPhone App Making The NBA Smarter With Artificial Intelligence (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

Special Edition: Reaction To The TOR-SAS Trade, Day Two

NOTE:  We have reviewed many of the 3 billion-plus stories that have been written about the trade and now present links to some of the best “day two” reactions.  (See Wednesday’s Basketball Intelligence for links to “Day One” reaction stories.)
What The Trade Means For Both Teams & The NBA (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Why The Other Kawhi Trades Never Happened (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
A Win For Both Teams?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Winners & Losers From The Trade (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
For The Raptors, A Risk Worth Taking (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
The Raptors Are Built For The Long Haul, No Matter What Kawhi Decides (from Jonathan Tjarks):
In Trading For Kawhi, Raptors Sent A Loud Message (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Ujiri’s Career-Defining Trade (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
How Kawhi Fits On The Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
How Kawhi Changes Raptors’ Defensive Identity (from Steven Loung, Sportsnet.ca.):
A Shallow Dive Into Kawhi’s Advanced Stats (from Colin Connors, Raptors Republic ):
What’s Next For The Spurs? (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Popovich Looks Forward (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Poeltl Could Be A Valuable Piece For Spurs (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs Finally Succumb To NBA’s Chaos (from Harvey Araton, NYTimes):
The Spurs Will Begin A Strange New Era (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DeRozan Wanted Help, Not An Escape (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Podcast: Analyzing The Trade (from Alex Kennedy/FrankUrbina, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/19/18

NOTE: We will publish a special “TOR-SAS Trade, Day Two Reaction” edition later today
Josh Hart’s SL Play Foreshadows A Major Role In L.A.  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
The LBJ Effect On The Lakers (from BBall Breakdown):
Reminder: The Sixers Are Star-Developing, Too (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
The Knicks Unleashed The Kevin Knox We Didn’t See At Kentucky (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
What Ojeleye Worked On At Summer League (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Celtics: Paying Smart Is Worth The Cost (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Treadmill Mentality (from Jevon Carter, The Players’ Tribune):
Q & A: Nuggets TV Analyst Scott Hastings, Part Two (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
How Jamal Murray Can Become Nuggets’ Second Star (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Treveon Graham Brings Shooting, Defense To Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
How The NBA’s Improved Hiring Process Is Leading To More Female Referees (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
The Great NBA SL Analysis Manifesto (from Brandon Anderson, 94 Feet Report):
Read it here: https://94feetreport.com/nba-summer-league-analysis-manifesto-2018-basketball-every-team-ayton-trae-bagley-bamba-hart-sexton-knox-ad48b24fdca3
The Most Impressive SL Rookies (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Bulls: Hoiberg Has A Young Core To Mold (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Garrett Temple Brings Leadership To Memphis (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
What’s It Like To Play For Brad Stevens? (from Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
Why Teams Don’t Just Waive Bad Contracts (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
The Best Is Yet To Come For Trevon Bluiett (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):