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  1. Mike Woodson's long goodbye

    Beckley Mason

    After two and a half tumultuous years, Mike Woodson's term as New York Knicks head coach came to a close Monday morning. His dismissal ends what was, even by the Knicks' standards, a strange chapter in recent NBA history. Woodson's coaching reput...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Moreyball -- How the Houston Rockets became the NBA's most exciti...

    Beckley Mason

    Beckley Mason explains how the Houston Rockets went from Western Conference also-ran to one of the league's most exciting teams and players in the playoff picture.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  3. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    David Thorpe's breakdown (Insider) of how Andre Drummond can become a great player includes this note: "The conditioning aspect of the game is typically as much a mental hurdle as it is a physical one. Being able to run, spring, push, pull, jump and ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Shame NBA floppers with these badges

    Larry Buchanan

    The NBA is set to crack down on flopping, but it's going to be a big chore. Beckley Mason of HoopIdea recently set out to identify the most popular variations on the theme with the HoopIdea Guide to Flops. Readers got in on the act, and listed the...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. The HoopIdea Guide to Flops

    Beckley Mason

    Now that the NBA is in the business of identifying flops, it's time to acknowledge that not all flops are created equal. So we're putting names on the different kinds of flops -- and naming names, too. You can help us identify all the varieties...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  6. Atlanta's O after Iso-Joe

    Beckley Mason

    Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesJeff Teague will be the driving force in Atlanta's new offense.Months before dramatically re-shuffling their roster, the Atlanta Hawks had a real shot at the Eastern Conference finals. But in their tight, injury-riddle...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  7. How good is Jerryd Bayless?

    Beckley Mason

    There are all sorts of reasons why talented, previously successful players might not fulfill their ability in the NBA. Over at HoopSpeak, Brett Koremenos zeroes in on a particular issue: how NBA players must find the correct balance between the ambit...

    Blog | July 24, 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. Derrick Favors, playing big

    Beckley Mason

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images Derrick Favors is a big part of the Utah Jazz's a high flying future. Tiago Splitter is rolling to the right side of the rim, wide open -- but only for a moment -- because here comes Jazz big man Derrick Favors f...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  10. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    The Thunder are doing a great job of locking up Jason Terry. I'm not sure it's possible to look tough when you're in Mickey Mouse ears, but the Pacers make a good effort. Tom Sunnergren of Philadunkia has some important advice for Jrue Holiday an...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  11. Flop of the Night: Josh Smith

    Beckley Mason and Zach Harper

    Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images Brandon Bass hangs on to Josh Smith, perhaps to prevent him from flopping out of bounds. HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the ...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Video evidence that Dwyane Wade is a cheater NBA player development coach and ESPN analyst David Thorpe is going to be on HoopSpeak Live today at 3pm ET. If you miss it, be sure to drop by later for the archived version. Thorpe also has a great Ins...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  13. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Important: not all turnovers have the same impact. Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge. Tall guys who can shoot are, really, really hard to guard. So what if Kyrie Irving may never be an MVP candidate. Some consistently strong play at ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011