Basketball Intelligence For 10/14/21

Today's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis

- BKN: Moving On From A Tenuous Situation (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nets-practice-without-kyrie-irving-say-theyre-moving-on-from-tenuous-situation/

From Chris Milholen, Nets Daily: https://www.netsdaily.com/2021/10/13/22725588/nets-focused-on-moving-forward-in-wake-of-front-office-decision-on-kyrie-irving

From Kristian Winfield, Daily News:  https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/nets/ny-james-harden-20211013-tn6j2fkjvnbrfc2osrhetu2rgy-story.html

- BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Magic (from Souichi Terada, Mass Live):  https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2021/10/celtics-aaron-nesmith-shines-with-extended-opportunity-against-magic-makes-case-for-rotation-spot.html

From Tom Westerholm, Boston.com: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2021/10/13/magic-celtics-preseason-takeaways/

From Brian Robb, Mass Live:  https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2021/10/four-takeaways-as-aaron-nesmith-jabari-parker-shine-in-celtics-loss-to-magic.html

- BOS: Preseason Takeaways (from Jay King, The Athletic):  https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/4-standout-players-from-raptors-preseason-anunoby-143509764.html

- BOS: Celtics' Season Preview (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):  https://hoopshype.com/lists/boston-celtics-jayson-tatum-jaylen-brown-projections-predictions/

- BOS: What Is Begarin's NBA Ceiling? (from Rich Levine, Boston.com):  https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2021/10/13/juhann-begarin-brad-stevens-celtics-draft-pick-david-kahn-paris-basketball/

- CHA: Hornets' Season Preview (from John Hollinger, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2884167/2021/10/14/hollingers-2021-22-charlotte-hornets-preview-lineup-roster-prediction-can-they-play-without-a-center/

- CHA: Takeaways From Loss To Mavs (from Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer):  https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article254930387.html

- DEN: MPJ Will Get His Moment...If He's Ready (from Rob Mahoney, The Ringer):  https://www.theringer.com/2021/10/13/22723584/michael-porter-jr-denver-nuggets-covid-19

From Evan Fiala, Denver Stiffs:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2021/10/13/22723020/nba-season-preview-will-michael-porter-jr-make-another-leap-denver-nuggets-most-improved-player

- DEN: Takeaways From Loss To Thunder (from Eric Spyropoulos, nuggets.com):  https://www.nba.com/nuggets/news/nuggets-thunder-101321

- DET: Takeaways From Loss To Knicks (from Rod Beard, Detroit News)  https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2021/10/13/shorthanded-pistons-show-fight-improve-rebounding-preseason-loss-knicks/8446557002/

From Omari Sankofa II, Free Press:  https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2021/10/13/detroit-pistons-score-new-york-knicks-saben-lee/8445421002/

- DET: Year 2 Of Josh Jackson Reclamation Project Brings New Challenges (from Jake Polack, Detroit Bad Boys):  https://www.detroitbadboys.com/2021/10/13/22695388/josh-jackson-has-always-been-a-scorer-but-can-he-be-a-mentor

From James Edwards III, The Athletic:  https://theathletic.com/2888230/2021/10/13/pistons-josh-jackson-and-the-art-of-keeping-things-simple/

- GSW:  Dubs' Offseason Review (from Alex Kirschenbaum, Hoops Rumors):  https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2021/10/2021-nba-offseason-in-review-golden-state-warriors.html

- GSW: The Importance Of Rim Pressure & Perimeter Shooting To The Dubs' Offense (from Joe Viray:  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2021/10/13/22723930/warriors-jordan-poole-gary-payton-ii-nemanja-bjelica-otto-porter-jr-film-breakdown

- GSW: Q & A: Shaun Livingston & Zaza Pachulia (from Bob Fitzgerald, warriors.com):  https://www.nba.com/warriors/news-blogs/open-practice-livingston-pachulia-20211012

- GSW: How Milojevic Factors Into Dubs' 2nd Season Plan For Wiseman (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2867750/2021/10/14/the-warriors-second-season-plan-for-james-wiseman-and-how-dejan-milojevic-factors-into-it

- GSW: Takeaways From Win Over Lakers (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2886161/2021/10/13/warriors-5-observations-moses-moodys-rotation-chance-gary-payton-iis-debut-in-win-over-lakers

- HOU: Behind The Scenes: Tate's Gruelling Summer (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2886092/2021/10/13/summer-of-jaesean-tate-houstons-young-elder-statesman-the-ikosystem/

- LAC: Clippers, Lue Seek To Sharpen Transition Defense (from Mirjam Swanson, OC Register):  https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/13/clippers-tyronn-lue-seek-to-sharpen-transition-defense/

- LAC: Bledsoe Points To Fitting In With Clippers (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):  https://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/story/2021-10-13/eric-bledsoe-point-guard-clippers

- LAC: Terance Mann Represents The Best In Clippers' Player Development (from Law Murray, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2886353/2021/10/13/terance-mann-represents-the-best-in-clippers-player-development/

- LAL: Inside The Equipment Room (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):  https://www.nba.com/lakers/news/inside-the-equipment-room-10-13-21

- LAL: Lakers' New Star Trio Could Be Unstoppable...Or Combustible (from Mark Medina, NBA.com):  https://www.nba.com/news/lakers-new-star-trio-could-be-unstoppable-or-combustable

From Dave McMenamin, ESPN: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32392036/will-new-look-los-angeles-lakers-end-being-worthy-hype

- MEM: Grizzlies' Season Preview (from John Hollinger, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2883497/2021/10/14/hollingers-2021-22-memphis-grizzlies-preview-lineup-roster-prediction-which-players-are-keepers/

From Evan Sidery, Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/evansidery/2021/10/13/memphis-grizzlies-season-preview-ja-morant/?sh=6e5ed99939d8

- MIA: Lowry Is Ready To Fuel The Heat (from Brandon DiPerno, Hot Hot Heat):  https://www.hothothoops.com/2021/10/13/22711283/kyle-lowry-game-is-ready-to-fuel-miami-heat-bam-adebayo-jimmy-butler-goran-dragic-toronto-raptors

- MIL: Bucks' Season Preview (from Morten Jensen, Forbes):  https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2021/10/13/milwaukee-bucks-season-preview-giannis-antetokounmpo/?sh=37efbc3b1903

- MIL: Evaluating Grayson Allen's 1st Game With Starters (from Bradshaw Furlong, Behind The Buck Pass):  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2021/10/13/milwaukee-bucks-evaluating-grayson-allens-fit-starters/

- MIL: 4 Lessons Learned (from Franco Luna, Behind The Buck Pass):  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2021/10/13/milwaukee-bucks-lessons-learned-defending-champs/

- MIN: The Wolves' Potential Lineup Fluidity (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):  https://www.mitchellrepublic.com/sports/basketball/7237841-Timberwolves%E2%80%99-starting-lineup-could-be-fluid-this-season

- NOP: Can The Pels' Horrendous Defense Improve Under Willie Green? (from Christian Clark, The Advocate):  https://www.nola.com/sports/pelicans/article_54f8b3d8-2c6b-11ec-9570-8b33c0ba8469.html

- OKC: Takeaways From Win Over Nuggets (from Logan Newman, USA Today):  https://okcthunderwire.usatoday.com/lists/three-takeaways-young-thunder-players-beat-nuggets/

- PHI: Playing Simmons Gives Sixers Best Chance To Win A Championship (from Keith Pompey, The Inquirer):  https://www.inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-benefit-most-for-ben-simmons-return-nba-trade-rumors-20211014.html

From Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/sixers-practice-notes-ben-simmons-protocols-team-reunion-return-to-lineup-preseason

- PHO: Takeaways From Win Over Blazers (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):  https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2021/10/13/5-takeaways-suns-destruction-blazers-final-preseason-game/8444376002/

- POR: Takeaways From Loss To Suns (from Aaron Fentress, Oregon Live):  https://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/2021/10/trail-blazers-appear-far-from-ready-for-regular-season-following-119-74-loss-at-phoenix-it-was-a-horrible-effort.html

- POR: Blazers' Best Shot At True Contention (from Sam Quinn, CBS Sports):  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/blazers-revamped-bench-dominant-starting-five-offer-damian-lillard-and-co-best-shot-at-true-contention/

- SAC: Mitchell Is Proving His 3-Point Shot Is For Real (from Blake Ellington,  Kings Herald):  https://kingsherald.com/articles/davion-mitchell-three-point-shooting-sacramento-kings-video-breakdown/

- SAC: Bagley Needs To Earn His Minutes (from Leo Tochterman, Sactown Royalty):  https://www.sactownroyalty.com/2021/10/13/22723546/sacramento-kings-marvin-bagley-starting-spot-earn-minutes

- TOR: Raptors' Season Preview (from John Hollinger, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2883507/2021/10/14/hollingers-2021-22-toronto-raptors-preview-lineup-roster-prediction-can-this-core-score/

- TOR: Takeaways From Win Over Wizards (from Adon Moss, Raptors Republic):  https://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2021/10/13/toronto-raptors-finish-preseason-with-some-third-string-thrill/

- TOR: Standout Players From Raptors' Preseason (from Oren Weisfeld, Yahoo Sports):  https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/4-standout-players-from-raptors-preseason-anunoby-143509764.html

- TOR: Previewing Each Raptor's Season, Part 3 (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):  https://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2021/10/13/a-word-a-blurb-on-every-toronto-raptor-before-the-season-part-3/

- TOR: Preseason Observations (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet):  https://www.sportsnet.ca/nba/article/raptors-pre-season-observations-barnes-anunoby-impress/

From Doug Smith, Toronto Star:  https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/analysis/2021/10/13/the-raptors-found-plenty-of-positives-in-the-pre-season-from-dragis-leadership-to-trents-defence.html

From Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun:  https://torontosun.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/some-observations-from-the-raptors-pre-season

From Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic: https://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2021/10/14/the-most-important-takeaways-from-torontos-preseason/

- UTA: Takeaways From Win Over Bucks (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):  https://www.sltrib.com/sports/jazz/2021/10/13/triple-team-what-lessons/

From Tony Jones, The Athletic:  https://theathletic.com/2888619/2021/10/14/with-preseason-games-behind-them-jazz-have-work-to-do-as-they-head-into-crucial-regular-season


- League Season Preview (from SBNation):  https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2021/10/13/22712441/nba-season-preview-2021-2022

From Jared Dubin, FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-the-bucks-run-it-back-can-lebron-win-his-fifth-ring-how-our-model-sees-the-2021-22-nba-season

- International Big Men Rule The NBA With Their All-Around Skills (from Charles Odum, AP):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nba/international-big-men-rule-nba-with-their-all-around-skills/2021/10/14/90f30888-2cb7-11ec-b17d-985c186de338_story.html

- Each Team's Top Breakout Candidate (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/each-nba-teams-top-breakout-candidate-for-2021-22-including-lakers-talen-horton-tucker-hawks-cam-reddish/

- 8 Canadians To Watch In The NBA This Season (from Oren Weisfeld, Complex Cnada):  https://www.complex.com/sports/eight-canadians-to-watch-nba-2021/

- Fanbo Zeng Signs With G League Ignite (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):  https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32394470/top-chinese-prospect-fanbo-zeng-signs-g-league-ignite-eyes-2022-nba-draft

- Overtime Elite Announces Schedule, Rosters For Inaugural Season (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):  https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32381206/over-elite-announces-2021-22-schedule-roster-inaugural-season


ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: from the BI archives:

http://basketballintelligence.net/2020/10/14/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-10-14-20/