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  1. The all-Olympics team

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In North America, international basketball is often regarded as a novelty act -- a sideshow with funny rules, bizarre dimensions and lots of guys who look like rockers. Teams run sprawling offensive schemes that often look like something out of an in...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Olympic quarterfinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to the knockout phase of the Olympic basketball event. The NBA game affords teams a two-week chess match in each playoff round, during which a team can slip up, adjust, then eventually figure it out. That's not the case in London, where o...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. The top 10 of Olympics group play

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Monday was the final round of group play, with eight teams advancing to the knockout phase. There were a fair number of virtuoso performances, spirited underdogs and some individual surprises, but those who have excelled at Olympics past, by and larg...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A couple of years ago, the city of Brixton introduced its own currency as a complement to the pound sterling. It was a way to entice local residents to buy from district merchants and to keep money in the neighborhood. A new series of notes has been ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  5. Are the Jazz really underdogs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Deron Williams: Too good to be an underdog? SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Utah Jazz greet the media at their practice facility in Salt Lake City, each player (and the head coach) stakes out a familiar spot in the gym wher...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  6. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The crew at Raptors Republic has built a great-looking, Raptocentric draft board. Toronto will most likely pick 13th, and Raptors Republic has its eyes on big men Ekpe Udoh and Hassan Whiteside. Butler small forward Gordon Hayward also makes the list...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  7. Now Playing: C.J. Miles

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images C.J. Miles is starting to figure things out -- and the timing couldn't be better for Utah. DENVER -- On November 1, 2006, all was well in C.J. Miles' world. He had split his rookie season between the big club in ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  8. Andrei Kirilenko remains hopeful

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, sidelined with a strained calf, expressed more cautious optimism that he could return for a potential Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets next Friday. "It's a good goal," Kirilenko said. "Don't f...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  9. Don't count out the Utah Jazz

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images Game 2 was a huge pick-me-up for the guys from Salt Lake. DENVER -- A beleaguered Utah Jazz team entered Game 2 in Denver with a litany of worries. In Game 1, they lost their starting center, Mehmet Okur, for the se...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  10. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Rockets made out like bandits in yesterday's three-team trade with Sacramento and New York. Jason Friedman gets to the heart of what Daryl Morey & Company were able to accomplish: "In Martin, the Rockets have filled a glaring void at the 2-gu...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  11. Matching up with the 2010 All-Stars

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Lisa Blumenfeld/NBAE via Getty Images Could a team with this tandem give the All-Star squads a game? The All-Star Game is a collection of the best basketball talent in the world, but it rarely produces anything resembling the best basketball. Count...

    Blog | February 11, 2010