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  1. Special plays

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images Dig through Synergy Sports play type analysis -- and discover the magic of James Harden. On Hardwood Paroxysm Ian Levy has pretty pictures of teams' most effective plays, compared to how often they run them. Some lesso...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    S.I.com's Zach Lowe asks Mario Chalmers what happened to LeBron James in the Finals, and the Miami point guard responds: "I'd rather not talk about that." A fascinating analysis of how people are taking the lockout on Twitter. Fizziolo.gy finds tha...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  3. Five lockout thoughts

    Henry Abbott

    Five thoughts about the lockout: The mid-level is the bedrock of free agency The knee-jerk analysis of the mid-level salary cap exception, among fans, has been that teams have used it poorly, so who cares if it goes away or gets severely cut? M...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In video analysis, NBA Playbook's Sebastian Pruiti shows that Jimmer Fredette can score while open, while covered, from all over, and pulling up off the dribble. He's also not bad at finding the open man when he's doubled. That's the good news. The b...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  5. TrueHoop TV: Finals outtakes

    Henry Abbott

    Had a ridiculous amount of fun traveling the Finals with talented video producer Jade Hoye. We produced a ton of TrueHoop TV interviews and analysis. Here are some favorite moments -- from talks with Jeff Van Gundy, Nancy Lieberman, Hubie Brown and J...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A smart analysis explaining why the Kings may well be in Sacramento next year. Part of the reason: Those working to move the team have not dotted every "I" nor crossed every "T." Which makes me think ... what is it, exactly, that the Maloofs have don...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  7. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2011

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 5 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ooh, there's a thing about bragging ... it really gets people worked up. By most analyses, Starbucks honcho Howard Schultz was one of the true villains of the SuperSonics debacle. It's hard to find anyone involved who will defend Schultz, who got an ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  9. TrueHoop TV on LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony

    Henry Abbott

    HoopSpeak's Beckley Mason with video analysis from Sunday's game:...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  10. NBA owners need not repeat the same mistakes

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger (Insider) has a great idea, at the end of a piece of analysis about how smart front offices work: The NBA is a franchise business, but in many ways it operates more like 30 mom-and-pop stores that are each inventing their own version ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  11. What's wrong with the Lakers?

    Henry Abbott

    Is Kobe Bryant tired? Is it tough to integrate Andrew Bynum? Are they just coasting through the dog days of the season? It's tough to say exactly what's going on, but a smart analysis of their losses by Jeff Fogle of HoopData makes some things cle...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  12. The winner is the hero

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss of WarriorsWorld: Sportswriters love to psychoanalyze players to a degree that borders on egregious. They write reams of the stuff, most analysis is a shortened thesis on how a man's victory is indicative of his moral virtue. ...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  13. Defense wins championships

    Henry Abbott

    The math here makes my head hurt a little (even though it's simple, really -- I'm just that dumb) but basically an analysis of a half-century's worth of title-winners shows that being a little better on defense increases your chance of winning rings ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  14. The Googlization of basketball information

    Henry Abbott

    I just happened across a two-year-old Wired article by Chris Anderson. It's not about sports, but you might want to read it anyway, because I think it tells us a lot about the future of, well, everything, including basketball analysis: Google conque...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  15. Young Lakers of summer

    Henry Abbott

    A fine look, with video analysis, of what Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter have been doing well in summer league....

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  16. Is Miami a title team? Thorpe's analysis

    Henry Abbott

    I was just listening to the sports talk radio in New York, and they had Donnie Walsh on. They were saying how amazing it was that even now, nobody has any idea where LeBron James is going. Walsh said he had all his spies out there, checking on this o...

    Blog | July 08, 2010