Basketball Intelligence For 9/23/23
Today's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis
BOS: Can Jaylen Brown become a reliable playmaker?
Jack Simone, Celtics Blog
BOS: Is more ‘Point Tatum' a good thing for Celtics' offense?
Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports
BOS: Rookie Jordan Walsh shares takeaways from first summer with C's
Justin Leger, NBC Sports
DEN: Nuggets Asst Ogi Stojakovic lives out “childhood dream” as assistant coach on Serbia’s silver medal run at World Cup
Bennett Durando, Denver Post
DET: Pistons look to turn corner behind new coach Monty Williams
Shaun Powell, NBA.com
DET: Ivey wants to prove himself on defense
Omari Sankofa II, Free Press
(Last season, Ivey) frequently found himself out of position when navigating screens. He gambled for steals more than necessary. At times, he lacked the requisite effort to stay in front of ball-handlers. There were highlight moments, but he ultimately graded out as a negative defender.
Ivey knew he had work to do entering his first full NBA offseason. He said he has been working on “everything”… but defense has been an emphasis for him.
… Using my speed to get through ball screens and not giving up on ball screen reads. Always staying on the play, always staying involved defensively. I feel like I got better in that aspect.”
MEM: Q&A: Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins faces a critical season
Steve Aschburner, NBA.com
MIN: Shake Milton's Strengths Dovetail With Minnesota's Modern Offense
Andrew Dukowitz, Zone Coverage
OKC: Rookie guard Cason Wallace has substantial competition in the backcourt, which leads to some larger questions about his initial role
Morten Stig Jensen, Sports Illustrated
POR: How Duop Reath cracked the NBA
Ayush G, The Pick And Roll
POR: Anfernee Simons Discusses Taking On A Leadership Role, Rookies And More
Casey Holdahl, Blazers.com
TOR: Raptors seek direction after listless season
Shaun Powell, NBA.com
TOR: Will Knicks lawsuit against Raptors be an unwanted distraction?
Colin Cuttress, Toronto Star
(from 8/24, our podcast on the above subject with Seth Partnow and Mike Kasdan: https://www.basketballintelligence.net/p/knicks-raptors-lawsuit-with-seth )
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