Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/18

BOS: Celtics 118, Wolves 109 (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Now Hayward Is Taking Over (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
DET: Another Big Night For Pistons Bench (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Still Have Room To Grow (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
GSW: Kerr: Dubs Need Better Spacing & More Flow (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
LAL: Lonzo Provides Game-Changing Defense (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Dellavedova Leads From The Sideline (from Nick Mettalinos, ESPN):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Bucks “5 Out” Offense (from Ryan Nguyen):
MIN: RoCo Leads By Example (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: The Pels Are Giving Up Too Many Corner Threes (from Ryan Hebert, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: In Appreciation Of Mitchell Robinson’s Defense (from Tom PIccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is An All-Star.  Is That A Good Thing For The Magic? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
TOR: What’s Going On With Raptors’ Bench Mob?  (from Daniel Hackett, RaptorsHQ):
UTA: The Anatomy Of The Korver Trade (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
8 Draft Prospects Shooting Up Scouts’ Boards (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
NBA Draft: How Daulton Hommes Became A Surprise D2 Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

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/

 

Basketball Intelligence: Special Edition: The MIN-PHI Trade

Film Review: Butler Gives Sixers Space &  Creation (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
How Butler Meshes With The Sixers’ Young Stars (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Butler Needs Philly To Win (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Butler’s Minnesota Saga Finally Ends (from Jon Krawcyznski, The Athletic):
The Last Moments Of The Jimmy Butler Era (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Financial Impact Of The Blockbuster Trade (from Luke Adams, Hoops Hype):
Winners, Losers, Takeaways From The Trade (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
How Each New Player Fits With The Wolves (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
What The Trade Means For The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The Trade (from Keith Smith, Yahoo Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):