Basketball Intelligence for 3/29/2023
The Day's Best NBA Reporting and Analysis
2022-2023 All-Defensive Teams
Mike Shearer, Basketball Poetry
The art of getting open
David Thorpe, TrueHoop
Can Lakers, Clippers flip the switch? Doubtful
Mirjam Swanson, Orange County Register
Top Offseason Priorities for NBA's Most Disappointing Teams
Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report
In 2012-13, there were 186 total assignments (58 players) from the NBA to the D-League. As of this writing, there have been 540 assignments (92 players) to the G League this season. For most emerging talents, especially those with limited or no college experience, the G League is now perceived as an inevitable—and valuable—destination. A place to keep maturing and progressing.
An opportunity, rather than a demotion.
WAS: Wizards win game but lose in lottery race: ‘We wanted to shut those fans up’
Josh Robbins, The Athletic