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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Bradford Doolittle notes that Kevin Garnett has been great since Rajon Rondo went down (Insider): "In the five games since his point guard went down, Garnett is averaging only one minute more per game, up to 31.2. But he's shot 57.4 percent during th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  2. Improvement from within

    Beckley Mason

    Jim Rogash/Getty Images Rajon Rondo is on a short list of players whose improvement could shape the season. Better coaching and schemes are one way for a team to improve. Of course, a big free agent haul or the right draft pick can radically alter ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Before last season, Lavoy Allen was came dead last at 500 in NBA Rank. This year he's at 223 and, after a strong playoff run, has a good chance of starting in Philadelphia. Charles Barkley belts out some Boys II Men. Steve Blake and his wife trav...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    On ClipperBlog, Jordan Heimer writes wonderfully about the Clippers upcoming, high-stakes season: "For once, the conventional wisdom is right. You can't put a price on what Paul did for the Clippers last season, not only playing at a crunch-time domi...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  5. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    SI's Zach Lowe breaks down the financials of Serge Ibaka's $48 million dollar extension, and what they mean for James Harden: "If Harden gets that max deal from Oklahoma City, the Thunder will be paying the tax for at least the 2013-14 and 2014-15 se...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    John Hollinger (Insider) compares the team building models of the Thunder and Heat and finds that having the very best players is a pretty solid strategy, no matter how you get them. He also unearths this nugget: "Each of the past 33 champions either...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  7. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    D.J. Foster on ClipperBlog, giving Blake Griffin an "A" for effort: "It started on an individual level, and it started with Blake Griffin. Over the season, Griffin developed his own reputation throughout the league. He was a flopper and a villain, an...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    It's near impossible to stop Chris Paul, but the trend around the league is to use a long, athletic swingman to smother the 6-foot point guard. That tactic has been effective for Golden State and Dallas, which used Dominic McGuire and Shawn Marion, r...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  9. Goodman League bests Drew League

    Beckley Mason

    The summer league showdown between the Drew and Goodman leagues was a haven during the NBA lockout.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  10. The king of summer hoops

    Beckley Mason

    It's six in the evening and still too hot to do anything but sweat. Ninety-five desperate degrees hang over Barry Farm, one of Southeast D.C.'s roughest neighborhoods. The only hope of relief comes from the rec center's public swimming pool, bu...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  11. Chris Paul doing more, less

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul is playing as efficiently as any NBA player, but rim assaults are scarce. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak has been watching Chris Paul, and marrying two divergent trends. He's the most productive player in the ...

    Blog | January 07, 2011