Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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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):