Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/24/18

Why Moreyball Works For The Rockets (from Neal Sharma, House Of Houston):
DMC & IT & The Injuries That Bind Them Together (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
Trae Young’s Success Will Depend On Perpetual Motion (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Schroder Open Up A New Side Of Westbrook? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Film Room: Jarell Martin Will Bring Defensive Toughness To The Magic (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
Trust Brett Brown & Sixers With Fultz’s Process (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Coach Will Weaver: Ready To Lead Long Island Nets (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Mike Bibby Intends To Parlay Summer Volunteer Stint Into NBA Coaching Role (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media):
The Grizzlies Don’t Need Another “True 5”  (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mitchell Robinson’s Summer League Statement (from Nick Scolaro, The Knicks Wall):
Summer League Scouting Report: Mo Bamba (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Clippers: The Team-Building Impact Of The Harrell Contract And The Harris Non-Extension (from Lucas Hann, Clips Nation):
The Fate Of The No-Trade Clause (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Q & A: Tyler Dorsey  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Blazers Should Use Pick-And-Roll Often With Bench Unit (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Ujiri’s Bold Gamble (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Scott Brooks Knows Exactly What He Wants Wizards To Be; Now Comes The Hard Part (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Ntilikina’s Growth Holds Key To Knicks’ Rebuild (from Sean Highkin, Dime Mag):
Damian Wilkins Interview (from Evan Massey, NBA Analysis Network):
Popovich’s Second Job Comes At The Right Time (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Stability Has Returned To Jae Crowder’s Life (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Torrey Craig: Role Player Looking To Fill A Big Need With Nuggets (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Analysis Network):
What Does Josh Hart Bring To The New-Look Lakers? (from Levi Wenrich, 94 Feet Report):
 – Sixers: Still Processing  (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
The NBA Is Funding Sports Injury Research At Newcastle University (from Damon Cronshaw, The Herald):

 

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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/20/18

The ATL-OKC-PHI Trade:
What Happens Now In The EC? (from ESPN):
The Celtics Won Free Agency Without Doing Much (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Marcus Smart: Celtics Keep Their Heart And Soul (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
What’s Next For Each Team Before The Season Starts? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
JJJ’s NBA Journey Began In The Backyard (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
The Raptors Are Playing With House Money (from Nekias Duncan, Give Me Sport):
Raptors: Greatest Threat To Dubs?  (from Jesse Blanchard, Clutch Points):
Kawhi Makes The Raptors Scary (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Spurs’ System Should Make DeRozan Feel At Home (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
The Spurs’ Offense Could Become A Traffic Jam (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The Endless Potential Of The Nuggets’ Offense (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Analysis Network):
Dubs:  DMC’s Stay Will Be Short But Might Be Very Rewarding For Both Sides (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How Two-Way Contracts Have Changed The SL Scouting Process (from Matt Rybaltowski, Forbes):
Can Robert Upshaw Carve Out Another NBA Path? (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Q & A: Nuggets’ TV Analyst Scott Hastings, Part Three (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
Watanabe Made Good Impression In Summer League (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):
Q & A: Shane Heal (from Tom Hersz, nbl.com.au):
Blazers: Swanigan Showed Off New Facets Of His Game In SL (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):

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 7/18/18

The TOR-SAS Trade:
Summer Winners And Losers So Far (from Adam Spinella, The Box And One):
New Coach Kokoskov Brings Euro Offense To Suns (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs Need The Wolves’ Kevin Love (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sean Marks Discusses His Latest Deals (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Clippers Backcourt Of The Future Is A Calculated Gamble (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
ORL: Building Something Familiar, But Still Different (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Q & A: Shabazz Muhammad (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Summer League Takeaways (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Meet Warren LeGarie, The NBA’s King Of Summer (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Landed In Good Spots For Potential Rejuvenation (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: The Other Side Of Grit And Grind (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mavs’ Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone’s Incredible Basketball Journey (from Isaac Harris, mavs.com):
Jazz: No Move Was The Best Move (from hansenjames, SLCDunk):
Q & A: FredVanVleet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pistons, Arnie Kander Reunite To Address Injury Prevention (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Suns’ 2nd-Round Pick George King: Plotting Rare Lengthy NBA Career (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Terrance Ferguson: Focused On Becoming A Well-Rounded Player (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Nuggets: Key Lineups For Next Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q & A: Scott Hastings, Part One (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):