Basketball Intelligence For 2/3/23


BKN: The Nets’ troubling inability to beat Celtics
Brian Lewis, NY Post

BOS: The future of the Celtics runs through Maine
Jack Simone, Celtics Blog

CLE: Evan Mobley may not be an All-Star but he’s still on his way to superstardom
Evan Dammarell, Right Down Euclid

CLE: Grading Evan Mobley’s sophomore season thus far
Elaine Blum, Hoops Habit

CLE: Cavaliers blocking out negative noise, preaching positivity
Chris Fedor, cleveland.com

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CLE: Cavaliers show toughness, won’t-back-down mentality
Chris Fedor, cleveland.com

DAL: Inside Luka’s Latest 50-Point Scoring Masterclass
Grant Afseth, Sports Illustrated

DEN: Nuggets find success with new-look second unit
Mike Singer, Denver Post

DEN: Aaron Gordon’s Career-Year Recipe
Jared Dubin, FIveThirtyEight

GSW: Video Analysis: Draymond Green is the Warrior dynasty’s last line of defense
Joe Viray, SBNation

GSW: The curious and rapid decline of the Third-Quarter Warriors
Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind

HOU: Tari Eason is showing why he’s the steal of the NBA Draft
Lachard Binkley, The Dream Shake

IND: How The Pacers Tried To Adjust With Haliburton Sidelined
Tony East, Forbes

IND: Inside the night Tyrese Haliburton entered the All-Star fraternity
Scott Agness, Fieldhouse Files

LAL: Q & A: Austin Reaves
Michael Scotto, Hoops Hype

LAL: Lakers’ existential question seems no closer to an answer
John Hollinger, The Athletic

LAL: Westbrook’s role needs to be reduced as the Lakers get healthier
Sam Quinn, CBS Sports

LAL: AD dismisses All-Star “snub” as he and the Lakers gear up for second half run
Jovan Buha, The Athletic

LAL: LBJ relies on three traits as he closes in on NBA all-time scoring title
Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today

MIN: Naz Reid gives the Warriors — and Target Center — a jolt
Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic

NYK: Randle’s return to the All-Star game required a reality check about his attitude
Stefan Bondy, Daily News

ORL: Banchero breaks the double teams
Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily

PHO: Don’t Sleep on the Suns
Michael Pina, The Ringer

SAS: Stanley Johnson lands rotation spot with hard work
Jeff McDonald, Express News

UTA: Walker Kessler is a rising star. The next step — becoming a closer
Sarah Todd, Deseret News

UTA: Markkanen’s long road to becoming an All-Star
Tony Jones, The Athletic

UTA: The growth, development and adaptability of Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler
Sarah Todd, Deseret News

Grizzlies Set vs Switching, Raptors Keep, Monk’s Communication & Timberwolves Specials
Gibson Pyper, Half Court Hoops

Trade Deadline: Western Conference players in play
David Thorpe, True Hoop

Trade Deadline: Eastern Conference players in play
David Thorpe, True Hoop

Rookie Rankings
Sam Vecenie, The Athletic

Weekly Rookie Rankings
Jasmyn Wimbish, CBS Sports

Detailing the NBA’s stat-tracking process
Ethan Fuller, Basketball News

Defending CP3, Tunnel Vision Saddiq, Bulls’Indecisive PNR Defense, Walker Kessler’s dominance, Alex Caruso, & Mike Brown wizardry
Adam Spinella, The Box And One

Has the NBA’s offensive explosion gone too far?
Oren Weisfeld, The Guardian

Which coaches use timeouts best, worst & most distinctively
Seth Partnow, Dunc’d On

Breaking Down Adem Bona’s Defense
Tyler Metcalf, No Ceilings

Mid-Major Radars: Bigs
Adam Spinella, The Box And One

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