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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: The Minnesota Timberwolves have been busy lately signing players they hope can lift them into the playoffs. Nobody in the organization is hoping for that more than president of basketball operations David Kahn. BS:...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Sometimes, life - and basketball - imitates Saturday morning wrestling. The Memphis Grizzlies did a little pile driving of their own Wednesday night, coming off the ropes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Knicks had a big old-fashioned, drama free, wire-to-wire blowout win. That's something good teams do. It's not something the Knicks have done a lot of in recent years. Howard Beck of The New York Times: "On an otherwise-dull night at the Garden, ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Vic Contreras of The Sacramento Bee: The team released a statement from Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie on Monday afternoon announcing that Hayes had failed his physical and his contract had been voided. It was announced late last week that a...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Chris Duhon hadn't heard any feedback from his teammates about the NBA's tentative labor deal as of Sunday afternoon. But the Orlando Magic's representative to the National Basketball Players Association expects...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Hired-gun lawyer David Boies late in the day on Monday announced the players were withdrawing that lawsuit filed in Northern California last week and consolidating it with the one they filed in Minneapolis at the sam...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner: "The NBA lockout discussion has moved from BRI to CSI. Instead of negotiating the finer points of basketball-related income in a labor agreement that would have paved the way for the start of the NBA season,...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To all NBA players who stand unified against the godless owners, read these words of warning from a former NHL player about the reality of losing an entire season: 'It's not worth it. Get a deal done,' form...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Here's the true sign that at least part of the NBA season appears in jeopardy. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly reached a verbal agreement to play with the Italian professional basketball team Virtus Bologna....

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "The executives charged with conducting the latest round of job interviews at One Center Court believe there are a plenty of options available to the Trail Blazers when it comes to filling their vacant general manager p...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "Everyone seems to be forgetting something: Some of the players are close to being broke. They live paycheck-to-paycheck, just like many of us do. When they start losing paychecks - their first check is scheduled for No...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "The Timberwolves accomplished two things Monday you might never have imagined possible: With one patient, well-executed move by owner Glen Taylor and basketball president David Kahn, they convinced Rick Adelman to be...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "Late Monday morning, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted that he was going to appear Monday night on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to 'raise some hell on politics, the economy and whatever he throws my way.' Instea...

    Blog | August 31, 2011