Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/14/18

ATL: Trae Young: Weapon For Tomorrow’s NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Understanding LeVert’s Dislocation (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
BOS:  Here’s What’s Wrong With Celtics’ Offense (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
CLE:  Cavs 113, Hornets 89  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Nwaba Makes Case For More Playing Time (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton’s Progress (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Casey Braces For “Business Trip” In Return To Toronto  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: When NBA Zigs, Warriors Zag – Off Screen After Screen (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
IND: The Pacers Need More From Tyreke, And Vice Versa (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: McMillan: Pacers Still Not Playing Fast Enough (from Jim Ayello, Indy Star):
IND: McMillan To Oladipo: “You Don’t Have To Do It All” (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Shaun Livingston On SGA (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Defensive Scheme Change Is Paying Off (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MEM: How Jevon Carter Is Adapting To Wild G-League/NBA Schedule  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: in The Zone: Heat Players And Meditation (from Greg Sylvander, Heatbeat):
MIA: What’s Holding Back James  Johnson’s Return (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: What Can Wolves Expect From RoCo & Dario?  (from Jake Paynting, CanisHoopus):
NOP:  AD & The Pels Are More Confident Than Ever (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
ORL: Q & A: Aaron Gordon  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
ORL: Magic Players Are Not Getting To The FT Line (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
SAC: Gregg Popovich: Kings Culture Has Changed Drastically (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: Dwane Casey’s Hidden Legacy: His Impact On Other Coaches (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR:  How Nick Nurse Is Handling Replacing His Fired Mentor (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Evolution Of Pascal Siakam (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Week 4 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 5  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Most Impressive Rookies So Far  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How 9 Teams Are Navigating Their Biggest Chemistry Questions (from ESPN):

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/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
And for the good news:
BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/9/18 PART ONE

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
MIL 134, GSW 111 (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
BOS 114, PHO 109  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Biggest Winners In The NBA’s Pace Boom (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Challenge Of Building Meaningful Relationships In The NBA (from Alex Wong, The Score):
BOS: Tatum’s Shot Selection Is A Concern (from David Morrow, DefPen):
CLE: Cavs Need To Be Smart About The Moves They Make (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
LAL: Details In Tyson Chandler’s Game Key To Winning (from Mike Garcia, Bball index):
LAL: Ingram’s Defense May Unlock The Lakers’ Potential  (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: Every Team Should Be Scared Of What Giannis & The Bucks Are Doing  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
NOP: Darren Erman: From Attorney To NBA Coach (from NBA Coaches Association):
POR: Where Are Nurkic’s Post-ups?  (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors May Have Perfected The Art Of Team Building (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Is Alec Burks’ Arrival Finally Here?  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/8/18

BKN: LeVert: From Project To Linchpin (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Reflecting On New LI Nets HC Will Weaver (from Lou DiPietro, YES Network):
BKN: Kurucs Out To Prove He Belongs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: What’s Next For Robert Williams? (from Jordan Daly, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Why The Cs Aren’t Sweating Their Slow Start (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Can Jamal Murray Make The Leap?  (from Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
DET: How Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin In The Post (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Ron Adams: 50 Years On The Cutting Edge  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: How Do The Dubs Handle Giannis Without Draymond?  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Can The Rockets Make It Work With Melo After His Failed OKC Experiment?  (from Tim MacMahon/Royce Young, ESPN):
LAC: The Clippers: A Joke No More  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LAC: Doc Rivers Identifies With Clippers’ Players Trying To Overachieve  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma’s Defensive Issues (from Laker Film Room, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Josh Richardson, Burgeoning Star (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
MIL: Coach Bud Is Coaching Giannis Unlike How Kidd Ever Did (from Gray Stout, Hoops Habit):
PHI: The Sixers Are Still Processing (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
SAS: DeRozan’s MVP-Level Start To The Season (from Micah Adams, NBA.com):
TOR: Kyle Collinsworth: A Case Of Basketball Adversity (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors At The Forefront Of How Teams Change Their Starting Five (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
The Evolution Of The Eurostep (from Jordan Brenner, ESPN):
Players’ & Coaches’ Reactions To “Freedom Of Movement”  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Teams Are Setting A Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses In The Dust (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times);
The Most Interesting Teams In Week 4 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Six Impact Bench Players (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Bret Just: How A H.S. Coach Became One Of Basketball’s Most Powerful People  (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):
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