Basketball Intelligence For 8/24/21

Today's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis

- BKN: Grading The Nets' Offseason Transactions (from Dylan Carter, Hoops Habit):  https://hoopshabit.com/2021/08/23/brooklyn-nets-grading-2021-offseason/

- DEN: New AC Popeye Jones Brings Extensive Experience To The Nuggets (from Eric Spyropolous, Nuggets.com):  https://www.nba.com/nuggets/news/nuggets-popeye-jones-082321

- DET: Pistons' Offseason Report: (from Zach Harper, The Athletic): https://theathletic.com/2773531/2021/08/24/zach-harpers-pistons-offseason-report-overall-grade-roster-breakdown-goals-for-2021-22/

- IND: What Duarte Brings To The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):  https://flipboard.com/video/indy-star/95b4bcc78c

- MIA: 2 NBA Scouts Offer Feedback On Heat's Young Prospects  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):  https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article244713227.html

- NYK: Does It Really Matter If Quickley Is A True PG? (from Bootum, Posting And Toasting):  https://www.postingandtoasting.com/2021/8/23/22636834/is-immanuel-quickley-a-true-point-guard-and-how-much-does-that-really-matter

- NYK: Bacon Is No Sure Thing To Make The Knicks' Roster (from Marc Berman, NY Post): https://nypost.com/2021/08/24/knicks-dwayne-bacon-is-no-sure-thing-to-make-roster/

- PHI: The Sixers Got Max Value In Their FA Contracts (from Harrison Grimm, Liberty Ballers): https://www.libertyballers.com/2021/8/23/22638365/sixers-nba-free-agency-andre-drummond-georges-niang-danny-green-furkan-korkmaz

- PHI: Georges Niang: Getting To Know The Sixers' Newest 3-Point Specialist (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):  https://www.libertyballers.com/2021/8/23/22635633/georges-niang-philadelphia-76ers-nba-free-agency

- SAC: The G League Stockton Kings Filled Out Their Coaching & Basketball Operations Staffs With New Hires (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):  https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article253692438.html

- SAS: Primo Shows Signs Of Tremendous Upside At Both Ends (from Jeff Garcia, KENS): https://www.kens5.com/article/sports/nba/spurs/spurs-rookie-primo-basketball-skill-thats-underrated-nba-san-antonio/273-e534ca3f-ba64-4401-a78f-453fd3e45822

- TOR: Flynn Is Ready For A Bigger Role (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2784838/2021/08/24/malachi-flynn-ready-for-bigger-role-with-raptors-after-year-as-understudy-to-kyle-lowry-fred-vanvleet/

- WAS: Wes Unseld, Jr. Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic): https://theathletic.com/2786154/2021/08/24/wes-unseld-jr-unplugged-wizards-rotation-new-ways-to-use-bradley-beal-and-more/

- WAS: What Beal Is Working On This Offseason (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):  https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/what-wizards-star-bradley-beal-working-offseason

- WAS: Fran Fraschilla On Rui’s & Deni’s Trajectories (from Chae Hughes, NBC Sports): https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/nba-draft-analyst-career-trajectory-wizards-rui-hachimura-deni-avdija


- Ranking Each Team's Offseason Moves, Part Two (from David Aldridge, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/2774993/2021/08/24/from-spurs-to-warriors-no-20-11-ranking-the-nbas-offseason-moves-by-team/

- Offseason Report Cards  (from Michael Pina, Sports Illustrated):

  - Grading The WC Teams: https://www.si.com/nba/2021/08/24/nba-offseason-report-cards-western-conference-grades

  - Grading The EC Teams: https://www.si.com/nba/2021/08/23/nba-offseason-report-cards-eastern-conference-grades

- Explaining The Non-NCAA Paths To The NBA Draft (from Tom Ziller, GMIB):

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- Real Madrid, The Kings Of The NBA Buyouts (from Donatas Urbonas, BasketNews): https://basketnews.com/news-155324-the-kings-of-the-nba-buyouts-how-they-earned-over-10m-in-9-months.html

- Top Ten EuroLeague Summer Additions (from Johnny Askounis, Eurohoops): https://www.eurohoops.net/en/trademarks/1240303/top-10-euroleague-summer-additions/

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Jerry Harkness: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/24/22639417/jerry-harkness-pioneering-loyola-basketball-player-dies-at-81