Basketball Intelligence For 10/1021

Today's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis

- ATL: Takeaways From Win Over Grizzlies (from Wes Morton, Peachtree Hoops):  https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2021/10/10/22718677/atlanta-hawks-sharife-cooper-win-comeback-memphis-grizzlies-nba-preseason-box-score-stats-video

- BKN: Patty Mills' Big Opportunity (from Kane Pitman, Sporting News: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/nba/news/brooklyn-nets-patty-mills-kyrie-irving-availability-2021-22/ltyj1whp2mh41rtj4v3la1yv3

- BOS: Langford: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Brian Robb, Mass Live):  https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2021/10/celtics-romeo-langford-making-most-of-opportunity-in-battle-for-rotation-spot.html

 From A. Sherrod Blakely, Full Court Press:  https://fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/3232396450322359/

- BOS: Taking Stock Of The Celtics (from Jay King, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2879322/2021/10/10/romeo-langfords-strides-and-juancho-hernangomezs-slide-taking-stock-of-the-celtics/

- BOS: Celtics Demand Ball Movement From Their Stars (from John Karalis, Boston Sports Journal):  https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/10/09/celtics-demand-ball-movement-from-stars-got-it-against-toronto

- BOS: Celtics Benefit From Horford's Evolving 3-Point Shooting As Starting PF (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/09/sports/celtics-benefit-with-al-horford-his-evolving-3-point-shooting-starting-power-forward/

From Souichi Terada, Mass Live: https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2021/10/why-al-horfords-versatility-is-invaluable-for-celtics-as-he-teams-up-with-rob-williams-in-double-big-lineup.html

- BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Raptors (from John Karalis, Boston Sports Journal):   https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/10/09/celtics-113-raptors-111-cs-offense-shows-promise

From Greg Dudek, The Enterprise: https://www.patriotledger.com/story/sports/nba/2021/10/09/five-thoughts-celtics-preseason-win-over-raptors/6076769001/

From Mark Murphy, Boston Herald: https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/10/09/1009-bh-s-celtics/

- CHI: Vucevic Still Has Prominent Place In Bulls' New Offense (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2878299/2021/10/09/nikola-vucevic-still-has-a-prominent-place-in-a-high-octane-new-bulls-offense/

- CHI: Lonzo Is The Bulls Best Preseason Shooter So Far (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):  https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/bulls-best-shooter-so-far-preseason-lonzo-ball

- CLE: Cavs' Backup SF Competition: Windler Steps Into Spotlight (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):  https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/2021/10/inside-cleveland-cavaliers-backup-small-forward-competition-where-dylan-windler-stepped-into-the-spotlight.html

- DAL: How The Mavs' Offense Is Changing Under Kidd (from Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban):  https://thesmokingcuban.com/posts/mavericks-offense-changes-jason-kidd-preseason

- DAL: Omoruyi Is Making The Most Of His Preseason Minutes (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):  https://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2021/10/9/22718093/eugene-omoruyi-making-the-most-of-his-preseason-minutes-dallas-mavericks

- DAL: Observations From Win Over Clippers (from Lauren Gunn, Mavs Moneyball):  https://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2021/10/9/22717786/3-more-observations-after-the-mavericks-defeated-the-clippers-friday-night

From Eddie Sefko, Mavs.com:  https://www.mavs.com/mav-lac-takeaways/

- GSW:  Film Study: Dubs' Defensive Scheme Plus Poole's Exceptional Preseason (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2021/10/9/22717612/warriors-jordan-poole-kevon-looney-draymond-green-film-breakdown

- LAC: Terance Mann Has Learned Quickly About Fame (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):  https://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/story/2021-10-09/clippers-terance-mann-rising-star-breakout

- LAC: Lue Thinks Preston Will Be Fine, Despite Injury (from Mirjam Swanson, OC Register):  https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/09/tyronn-lue-thinks-clippers-rookie-jason-preston-will-be-fine-despite-injury/

- LAL: 1st Impressions Of Westbrook's Fit (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2878160/2021/10/09/first-impressions-of-russell-westbrooks-fit-with-the-lakers-after-his-preseason-debut

- LAL: LBJ Says Lakers Have ' A Whole New Offensive System' This Season (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):  https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2021/10/9/22717826/lebron-james-lakers-whole-new-offensive-system-preseason-russell-westbrook-screens

- MIA: Herro Not Worried About The 'Terrible Twos' (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):  https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-saturday-20211009-ox6i4h3lzzcv3pm7vzf3fci5hy-story.html

- NOP: Preseason Profile: Trey Murphy (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):  https://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/pelicans-2021-preseason-profile-trey-murphy-iii

- NYK: Knicks' Season Preview (from Jasmyn Wimbish, CBS Sports):  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/three-reasons-why-the-knicks-will-surprise-people-during-the-2021-22-nba-season/

- NYK: Takeaways From Win Over Wizards (from Stefan Bondy, Daily News):  https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-knicks-preseason-five-thoughts-20211010-edhqp3i44zhbzebirokuasjyu4-story.html

- OKC: Diakite Gets 2nd NBA Chance (from Joe Mussatto, The Oklahoman):  https://www.oklahoman.com/story/sports/nba/thunder/2021/10/09/mamadi-diakite-signs-okc-thunder-waived-milwaukee-bucks-uva-ty-jerome/6036866001/

- ORL: Terrance Ross, Consummate Professional (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):  https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-orlando-magic-terrence-ross-20211009-7nyov5wobzatjknnnfxmo5qiiu-story.html

- PHI: Doc Rivers On What Sixers Get From Milton, Maxey (from Ky Carlin, USA Today):  https://sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/09/doc-rivers-explains-what-sixers-get-from-shake-milton-tyrese-maxey/

- POR:  Nurkic's 3-Point Shooting Is About More Than Makes (from Jack Winter, Clutch Points):  https://clutchpoints.com/jusuf-nurkics-3-point-shooting-is-about-much-more-than-makes-for-blazers/

- TOR: Stock Up, Stock Down Thru 3 Games (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2879195/2021/10/09/stock-up-stock-down-svi-mykhailiuk-is-rising-and-malachi-flynn-is-struggling-through-3-games-for-raptors

From Mike Luciano, Raptors Rapture: https://raptorsrapture.com/2021/10/08/toronto-raptors-stock-up-down-2-preseason-games/

- TOR: Takeaways From Loss To Celtics (from Aaron Rose, Sports Illustrated):  https://www.si.com/nba/raptors/news/toronto-raptors-fall-in-thriller-to-boston-celtics

From Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun: https://montrealgazette.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/a-little-bit-of-everything-as-raptors-come-up-just-short-in-boston

- WAS: Takeaways From Loss To Knicks (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):  https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/wizards-struggle-preseason-home-debut-blowout-loss-knicks

From Ava Wallace, Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/10/09/wizards-knicks-preseason-takeaways


- NBA 5-Out Offense, Part 4 (from Gibson Pyper, Half Court Hoops):  

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FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY: from the BI Archives:

http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/10/10/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-101017/


QOTD (from Doc Rivers): "I want Seth to shoot the open ones. I don't want him to shoot the covered ones, but at the beginning of the year, he was passing up the open ones. I couldn't shoot at all, and I would have shot those."