Basketball Intelligence for 9/27/23
The Day's Best Reporting
WAS: New Wizards executives have a vision, and it starts with player development
Ava Wallace, The Washington Post
UTA: It’s Time For Collin Sexton To Return To Relevance
Morten Stig Jensen, Forbes
UTA: 30 teams in 30 days: Jazz keep adding assets, talent to burgeoning core
Shaun Powell, NBA.com
SAS: Devin Vassell is a product of fire
Mike Shearer, Basketball Poetry
MIN: Deep Dive: It's Still All About Karl-Anthony Towns
Jake Paynting, Howls and Growls
Everything that is to come will drift through the big man’s cosmos. Whatever fate the Timberwolves are hurtling toward will be decided by the many ways Towns can impact the environment he has been germinating in for eight years. If this thing is to work, it’ll be him that makes it work.
Not because he’s the face of the franchise anymore. He’s no longer the burgeoning star who has the red carpet of superstardom laid out before him. Those days have come, fizzled, and expired. Edwards is now the pillar in which the franchise perches atop and it doesn’t take a genius to notice how much more robust that bedrock feels. But winning seasons, especially in Minnesota, aren’t carried by a sole star.
LAC: Can Russell Westbrook again be the point guard the Clippers need?
Law Murray, The Athletic