Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/11/17

10 Best International Prospects Besides Luka Doncic (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
NBA Sophomores Ready To Break Out (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
How Kyrie Irving Will Evolve In Boston (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Marcus Smart: An Incredible Coach’s Resource (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Hub):
Ranking The Top 100 Players, Part One: 51-100 (from Ben Golliver/Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Wizards: Climbing NBA’s Hierarchy (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Furkan Korkmaz: An Analysis (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Thunder’s Changing Offense (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Gobert: Ready To Silence The Doubters (from Adam Coffman, The J Notes):
What Happens When The Draft Helps The Rich Get Richer? (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Elgin Baylor, Uncelebrated Pioneer (from jackmccallum.net):
What Will Hornacek’s Offense Look Like Post-Phil Jackson? (from New York Basketball Observer ):
Top 10 FAs Still On The Market (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Pick-And-Roll Glossary (from Ryan Mahanna, Celtics Hub):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/20/17

How Does DeRozan Fit In Raptors’ Culture Change? (from Nate Wolf,  Hoops Habit):
Celtics’ Slice Play Breakdown (from Forum Blue And Gold):
KAT Double Screen ISO Set (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):
The Top Ten Youthful Core Groups  (from Jason Dandy, 16 Wins):
Gobert’s Defense Transforms The Jazz (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Redemption For Ekpe Udoh (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
One-On-One With Steve Kerr (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
Should The Wizards Explore More Small Ball Lineups? (from Nicholas Arguelles, Wiz Of Awes):
What Effect Will CP3 Have On Rockets’ Offense? (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
SI’s Lee Jenkins: Q & A (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
NBA “Mental Coach” Graham Betchart (from Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald):
Bagley Raises Issue Of “Reclassification” (from John Marshall, AP):
Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

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 8/15/17

3 PGs With Different Skill Sets & How They Fit Today’s Game (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba/2017/8/15/16146000/nba-point-guards-ricky-rubio-reggie-jackson-malcolm-brogdon

Nets’ Playbook: Three Plays To Watch (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
Dakari Johnson Keeps Working To Find His Fit (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Proving Grounds: Jabari Parker (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
Cavs’ Goal Of Irving Trade Tied To Fear Of Losing LBJ  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
How The Schedule Was Made: Taking A Hard Look At Metrics (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Which Teams Will Make The Biggest Leaps This Season? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
What To Expect From The Celtics’ Rookies (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Just How Good Is Avery Bradley’s Defense? (from Ash Vanclay, Piston Powered):
Read and watch it here:  https://pistonpowered.com/2017/08/15/detroit-pistons-avery-bradley-defense/

Building The Perfect Rookie From This Year’s Draft Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bradley Beal: Rising From Good To Great (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Drummond Passes Post-Surgery Breathing Test (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Talking With Myles Turner (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Jazz Defense: Poised To Be Even Better (from Adam Coffman, Hoops Habit):