Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/13/18

Jayson Tatum: Franchise-Altering Talent (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
How Anunoby Defended LBJ (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Video Breakdown: Donovan Mitchell (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Basketball, Family One & The Same To Tony Snell (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
John Lucas Runs Special Workouts For Rockets’ Younger Players (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Kerr Takes Big-Picture Approach To Warriors’ Title Pursuits (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Watching Film With Coach Triano Is Helping Josh Jackson (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.co):
The Unusual Challenge Of A Potential Spencer Dinwiddie Contract Extension (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):
The Cautionary Tale Of The Magic (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Adebayo Brings Energy, Quickness, Toughness (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
What Steve Clifford Did When His Body Screamed “Enough”  (from Rick Bonnell, harlotte Observer):
Pelicans: A Deep Dive Into Rotations (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Rookie Growth Curve Of Hawks’ Rookie John Collins, Version 3.0  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
G-League Showcase: Day 2 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/8/18

Tyreke Evans’ New Weapon (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):

Anunoby: Playing Beyond His Years (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
Jimmy Butler: Leading The Timberwolves’ Rise (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Timberwolves’ Improved Defense (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Video Breakdown: Inside The Pistons’ Playbook (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Pistons: Buycks Make The Most Of His Opportunity (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Video Breakdown: Wolves’ L-Corner Three (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Nets: How Joe Harris Morphed Into Rounded Weapon (from Fred Kerber, NYPost):
Andrew Wiggins: Frustratingly Incomplete (from Eric, Canis Hoopus):
The State Of The Bulls Halfway Through The Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Spurs’ Midseason Breakdown (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Air Alamo):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
5 Observations (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Lou Williams: Providing Thrills In LA (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Trey Lyles’ Path To Prominence (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
The Andre Roberson Conundrum (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
Breaking Down Toronto’s Hustle Stats (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Takeaways From The Heat’s Winning Streak (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
Josh Richardson: Ready For The Next Jump (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
“Family First” Fuels DeRozan (from Dave Feschuk, thestar.com):
Don’t Be Surprised By John Henson’s Re-Emergence (from Jacob Ahlmann, Behind The Buck Pass):
Daniel Theis’ Quietly Outstanding Rookie Season (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Some Of  The Worst Contracts: What Chance Of Redemption? (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/17/17

4 Ways The Celtics Can Use Hayward (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Pick And Roll Action, Part Two (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rudy Gobert Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Malcolm Delaney: A Rookie, A Brother & A Hail Of Gunfire (from Yaron Weitzman, ESPN):
The Case For Bagley As 2018 Draft’s “Crown Jewel” (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
“Baby Euro” Step By Scoring Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Why Embiid Is Great (from Daniel Stets, The Sixer Sense):
Every Team’s Best And Worst Current Contract (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
US Men’s Basketball Enters A New World – Without Its Stars (from Associated Press):
What Is A “Glue Guy”? (from Josh Bungum, Dunking With Wolves):
Examining Each Team’s Schedule (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Protecting Marquee Games With Schedule Tweaks (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
RJ Barrett: Next Canadian Star (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Podcast: Royce White (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Hezonja: Working To Regain Health (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
NOTE: Today’s edition of Basketball Intelligence is dedicated to the memory of Tommy Hawkins:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/17

WCF Preview (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Spurs Will Need More Game Six LMA  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs Relish Underdog Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Patty Mills Steps In For TP (from Ron Kroichick, SFGate):
Mike Brown’s Ties To Pop, Spurs Run Deep (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News)):
Popovich Should Be Coach Of The Year Every Year (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
You Can’t Always See Good Coaching But You Can See The Effects Of It  (from Lee Dresie, Pounding The Rock):
The Dubs’ Commitment To Dominant Defense (from Jordan Schultz, Huffington Post):
David West Sacrificed Millions In Search For A Title (from Daniel Brown, Mercury News):
Everything Horford Brings To The Celtics In 7 Plays (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Beal Smart To Go After Celtics’ Bigs (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):
D’Antoni Vows To Add Layers (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Combine (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
How Do Max Contracts Work? (from Mika Honkasalo, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/16

Free Agency:

–  Celtics To Sign Al Horford  (from Steve Bulpet,  Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/celtics_insider/2016/07/bulpett_al_horfords_arrival_proves_celtics_are_building  and from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/07/02/nba-free-agency-al-horford-boston-celtics-atlanta-hawks-grades

–  Will The Celtics Be Title Contenders After Signing Horford? (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2649436-dont-laugh-boston-celtics-are-nbas-next-title-contender-in-waiting

–  Jackson Filling Knicks’ Holes  (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):

Read it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-phil-jackson-looks-around-for-shooting-guard-1.11998556

–  Sixers To Sign Jerryd Bayless  (from Keith Pompey,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160703_Sixers_will_give_Bayless_chance_to_show_what_he_s_got.html

–  Joe Johnson To Sign With The Jazz  (from Gordon Monson,  Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4073288-155/monson-joe-johnson-makes-the-jazz?fullpage=1

–  Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon Don’t Solve Rockets’ Defensive Issues  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: http://www.si.com/nba/2016/07/03/nba-free-agency-houston-rockets-ryan-anderson-eric-gordon-grades

–  Why Ryan Anderson Make Sense For Rockets  (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):

Read it here:  http://www.thedreamshake.com/2016/7/3/12089796/why-ryan-anderson-makes-sense-in-houston

–  Anderson, Gordon Upgrade Rockets’ Offense  (from Rahat Huq, red94.net):

Read it here:  http://www.red94.net/saturdays-acquisitions-houston-rockets-now-team-beat/16439/

–  Magic Reach Agreement With Biyombo  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/magic-basketblog/os-orlando-magic-bismack-biyombo-20160702-story.html

–  Blazers:  Evan Turner Scouting Report  (from Mike Freeman,  Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/07/portland_trail_blazers_scouting_report_evan_turner.html

–  Mike Conley Deserves His Max Contract  (from Ballfromgrace,  Grizzly Bear Blues):

Read it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/7/3/12088594/deal-with-it-mike-conley-deserves-his-max-contract   and from The Players Tribune:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/mike-conley-2016-memphis-grizzlies-nba-free-agency/

 Jared Dudley To Return To Suns  (from Kyle Fleeger, Valley Of The Suns):

Read it here:  http://valleyofthesuns.com/2016/07/03/jared-dudley-perfect-signing-phoenix-suns/

–  Pistons To Sign Jon Leuer  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/07/02/detroit-pistons-sign-jon-leuer/86636494/

–  E’Twaun Moore To The Pels  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/etwaun-moore-agrees-to-four-year-34-million-deal-with-pelicans/

–  Winners, Losers And Predictions After Day Two  (from Kevin Pelton,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/16705479/good-bad-deals-day-2-2016-nba-free-agency

and from James Holas, Bball Breakdown:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/07/03/the-boston-celtics-make-their-move/

–  NBA’s Middle Class Gets Richer As Best Players And Rookies Are Capped  (from Ken Berger,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/how-the-nba-ended-up-giving-all-this-mind-blowing-money-to-the-wrong-players/

–  Nets’ Will Tender Offer Sheet To Tyler Johnson   (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-tyler-johnson-s070316-story.html   and from James Herbert, CBS Sports:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/why-nets-reportedly-gave-a-poison-pill-offer-sheet-to-tyler-johnson/

–  Who Is Mirza Teletovic?  (from Ti Windisch,  behindthebuckpass):

Read and view it here:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/07/03/who-is-mirza-teletovic/

–  Deng, Mozgov And The Timeline Of The Lakers’ Young Core  (from Darius Soriano, forumblueandgold.com):

Read it here:  http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2016/07/02/deng-mozgov-and-the-timeline-of-the-lakers-young-core/

The Draft:

 

–  Giorgios Papagiannis  (from Ailene Voisin,  Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article87417652.html

Summer League:

 

Summer League Day Two  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2649738-nba-summer-league-2016-top-takeaways-from-july-2-in-orlando

–  Stanley Johnson  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/07/02/detroit-pistons-stanley-johnson-summer-league/86646038/   and from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/orlandos-top-takeaway-pistons-see-strong-evidence-johnson-embracing-rookie-lessons

Cameron Payne (from Fran Blinebury,  nba.com):  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/07/02/okcs-payne-learning-new-steps/