Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/18

BKN: LeVert Was Propelling The Nets Toward The Playoffs (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
BOS: Q & A: Danny Ainge  (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
DAL: Cuban, Mavs Respond To Criticism Of Jordan  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Pistons Have Casey’s Back In Win Over Raptors (from Vince Ellis, Free Press)
HOU: Harden On His Unique Style Of Play (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Oladipo & Pacers Are No Flash In The Pan  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: The Grizzlies’ Stout Defense Is Back, But With A Flaw (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
MEM: Marc Gasol, Ageless Wonder (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
NYK: Damyean Dotson Is Proving Himself (from Posting & Toasting):
PHI: Jimmy Butler And Sixers Adjust To Each Other (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
PHI: Fitting Butler In Is Going To Be A Process (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
PHI: How Brett Brown Should Use Butler (from Eric Sidewater, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: The Key To Building On The Spurs Win (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
SAS: Why Doesn’t Becky Hammon Have Her Own Team?  (from Greg Moore, azcentral.com):
TOR: Nurse Considering Ultra-Modern, Positionless Lineup (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS: Troy Brown’s Greatest Asset  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner, More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Larry Brown’s Senior Year Abroad (from Andrew Keh, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/14/18

ATL: Trae Young: Weapon For Tomorrow’s NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Understanding LeVert’s Dislocation (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
BOS:  Here’s What’s Wrong With Celtics’ Offense (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
CLE:  Cavs 113, Hornets 89  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Nwaba Makes Case For More Playing Time (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton’s Progress (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Casey Braces For “Business Trip” In Return To Toronto  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: When NBA Zigs, Warriors Zag – Off Screen After Screen (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
IND: The Pacers Need More From Tyreke, And Vice Versa (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: McMillan: Pacers Still Not Playing Fast Enough (from Jim Ayello, Indy Star):
IND: McMillan To Oladipo: “You Don’t Have To Do It All” (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Shaun Livingston On SGA (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Defensive Scheme Change Is Paying Off (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MEM: How Jevon Carter Is Adapting To Wild G-League/NBA Schedule  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: in The Zone: Heat Players And Meditation (from Greg Sylvander, Heatbeat):
MIA: What’s Holding Back James  Johnson’s Return (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: What Can Wolves Expect From RoCo & Dario?  (from Jake Paynting, CanisHoopus):
NOP:  AD & The Pels Are More Confident Than Ever (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
ORL: Q & A: Aaron Gordon  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
ORL: Magic Players Are Not Getting To The FT Line (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
SAC: Gregg Popovich: Kings Culture Has Changed Drastically (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: Dwane Casey’s Hidden Legacy: His Impact On Other Coaches (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR:  How Nick Nurse Is Handling Replacing His Fired Mentor (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Evolution Of Pascal Siakam (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Week 4 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 5  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Most Impressive Rookies So Far  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How 9 Teams Are Navigating Their Biggest Chemistry Questions (from ESPN):

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/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
And for the good news:
BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/18

BOS: Hayward Has Hurt The Offense But Potential Is Clear (from Lucio Vainesman, Hardwood Houdini):
CHA: Dwayne Bacon Pressuring For More Playing Time (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHI: Why Arcidiacano Never Gets Out Of The Way (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
DAL: Kleber Is Showing His Worth (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
DEN: Coach Malone: “We’re Contributing To Our Own Demise”  (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET:  Andre Drummond Finds His Blueprint (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: How Jonnie West Learned From Dad Jerry, While Becoming His Own Man (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: The Case For Keeping Both Turner & Sabonis (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Josh Richardson: Two-Way Destroyer  (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Bucks’ Free-Flowing Style Is Tailor-Made For Giannis  (from Dan Woike, LA Ties):
NYK: How Does Kanter Dominate The Offensive Boards (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
SAS: DeRozan Profile (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
SAS: What DeRozan’s Incredible Start Means (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR:  Q & A: Kyle Lowry (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: Siakam Is Making The Leap At the Right Time (from William Lou, The Score):
TOR: Nick Nurse’s Best Changes  (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
UTA: Ingles & The Jazz: A Perfect Fit (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
WAS: More Minutes For Satoransky Could Help Wizards Turn Season Around (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
Team-By-Team 2019 & 2020 FA Lists  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
We published a special MIN-PHI trade edition yesterday.  Access it here:  http://basketballintelligence.net/2018/11/11/basketball-intelligence-special-edition-min-phi-trade/   A second edition of linked stories re: the trade is planned.
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