Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/16/18

The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
KAT Is Improving On Offense, Too (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How Have Team Offensive Play Types Changed? (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Under-Appreciated Aspects Of Some Trade Deadline Targets (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
With Trade Deadline Approaching, What Some Teams Need To Consider (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Cavs’ Lingering Issues Continue (from Michael Singer, USA Today):
The Cavs Must Make A Trade  (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
 (BI Note:  On 12/9, we wrote: “What’s the real import of the Cavs’ just-ended win streak? It was in part a “schedule” streak which means there will be “schedule payback”. From 1/8 thru 2/25: MIN,TOR,IND,GSW,ORL,OKC,SAS,IND,DET,DET,MIA,HOU,ORL,MIN,ATL,BOS,OKC,WAS,MEM,SAS”)
Q & A: Jamal Crawford (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
For The Moment, TJ McConnell Is The Sixers’ Only Solution To Their Biggest Weakness (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Darren Collison Takes Care Of The Ball (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
John Wall: A View From 22+ Feet (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Chris Paul’s Return Gets Ugly (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Biyombo Elevates His Play, But Not The Team’s Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
G-League Showcase: Day 4 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
The EC All-Role Player Team (from Dennis Dow, 94 Feet Report):
Judging Win Probability Models (from Michael Beuoy, Inpredictable):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/17 PART TWO

Tatum’s Lomg-Range Shooting: Just The Beginning  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
3 Unexpected Teams With Potential To “Make Some Noise” (from Dan Karpuc, GIve Me Sport):
Celtics’ Defense Starts With Baynes (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Marcus Smart: A Terrible Shooter Who Is Nonetheless Essential To Celtics’ Offense (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Jay Triano: Running With Second Chance As Head Coach (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Manu & Pau: The Spurs’ 77-Year Old Pick & Roll Machine (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Positionless Warriors Set The Bar For Interchangeable Defenders (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Saric’s Rich Hoops History Fuels Him (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Magic Look To Take More Charges (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Q & A: Jodie Meeks (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype);
Danny Green: Self-Made Shot-Blocker (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
A Brief History Of The Warriors’ Growing Feud With Officials This Season  (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Superteams’ Super Role Players (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline.com):
Hornets: A Closer Look At Dwight Howard’s Poor Post-Ups  (from Jerry Stephens, Swarm And Sting):
Jrue Holiday: Beginning To Pay Dividends At SG (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Pacers: Leaf Rejoins Rotation With Focus On Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

 

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 6/6/17

How Have The Warriors Slowed Kyrie Irving? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Game Two Film Study:  Cavs’ Mistakes Leave Dubs Open Beyond The Arc (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Takeaways From Games One And Two (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Brilliance Of GSW Assistant Ron Adams (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How KD Dominated Game Two (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Kevin Love Has Been Great…And It Hasn’t Mattered (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports);
Talent Is Only Part Of It For The Warriors (from J.M. Poulard, BBall Breakdown):
Stats That Help Explain The Finals So Far (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Cavs’ Daring The Dubs’ Role Players (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Steph & KD: Literally Wearing Out The Nets (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
The Quiet Journey Of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Vertical Podcast: Kings VP Of Basketball Ops Scott Perry (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sorts):
The Future Of The NBA Could Be The G-League (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Lottery Teams With Biggest Turnaround Potential For 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Horford Embraces High Expectations (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):