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  1. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Andre Drummond's strong preseason is changing the way people look at the Pistons. The same cannot be said for the majority of the players taken ahead of him. Kobe Bryant ends a long run as the guy GMs pick, in a survey, to take the last shot. The n...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    People talk about a franchise being "Player X's team," but does any one player dominate a franchise the way Carmelo Anthony has directed the Knicks? Tim Keown has a fascinating look at how Anthony has shaped the Knicks in a story for ESPN the Magazin...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    What can Oklahoma City get for James Harden? On ESPN Dallas Radio, Mark Cuban says Jason Kidd won't have his number retired in Dallas: "'I've always said my prerequisite was that you played on a championship team for the Mavs. I'd say Jet's got a s...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Chris Palmer breaks down why Carmelo Anthony (and not Kobe Bryant) has been so good in the Olympics (Insider): "Saying Kobe Bryant is a brilliant scorer isn't news. But in the fast-paced FIBA game, he takes eons to get his shot off. Many of Bryant's ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Who can stop LeBron James?

    Beckley Mason

    Marc Serota/Getty Images Joakim Noah and the Bulls are still a tough test for LeBron James. In each round of his rampage through the playoffs, LeBron James seemed able to morph into the player best suited to demolish his opponent. Against Indiana, ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  7. Thursday Bullets: NBA Draft edition

    Beckley Mason

    Check out Mike Schmitz's YouTube channel to watch fun and really smart scout tapes on every major prospect in the draft. The Miami Heat don't expect to find a big man they like with the 27th pick. Daily Thunder's Royce Young isn't buying the rumo...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Good news for the Raptors from Chad Ford (Insider): "I think [the second best player in the draft] could be the Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas. Many NBA scouts believe he would have been the No. 2 pick in this year's draft had he not entered the ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  9. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason and Henry Abbott

    Jeff Green was nearly the victim of a deadly sneaker avalanche. James Jones would be embarrassed if he missed a 3-pointer by as much as he missed this dunk. Philadunkia's Tom Sunnergren on the ageless Kevin Garnett: "The careers of professional ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. The Oklahoma City Unicorns

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Trips to the lottery seldom end this well. Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook. James Harden. Serge Ibaka. You know the story: The four players who score the most points and play the most minutes for the Oklahoma City ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on...

    Blog | August 24, 2011