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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. Amar'e Stoudemire in the post, working

    Beckley Mason

    Paul Cunningham/USA TODAY Sports Amar'e Stoudemire said his post game would be good this season. During this offseason, much was made of Amar'e Stoudemire's two weeks of training with Hakeem Olajuwon. By and large, Stoudemire has been underwhelming...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    NBA shooting coach sounds like a great gig, but expectations and job turnover are high. John Hollinger (Insider) takes a look at the Orlando Magic and finds more than the Dwight Howard deal to be concerned about, like Jameer Nelson's new three-year...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  4. On display in preseason: new skills

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images DeAndre Jordan is among those showing off skills they lacked a year ago. The NBA preseason is like the first day of school -- everyone wants to see who got a new haircut, who grew, who no longer only wears swea...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  5. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    In a fantastic interview with ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin, Pau Gasol talks about his work with undernourished children in Chad, and the Lakers' big offseason: "We have to understand that there's only one basketball to play with and we have a lot of play...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Four non-Team USA players doing well in London

    Beckley Mason

    For many NBA fans, Olympic basketball is essentially a forum for eye-popping highlight reel plays featuring the best American players. But a wider lens captures some fun surprises, as when Team Russia used Timofey Mozgov, who is best known for being ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. Memo to Knicks: Melo is a power forward

    Beckley Mason

    Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul knows how to get Carmelo Anthony high-percentage looks. Carmelo Anthony is widely rated as one of the best offensive talents in the NBA, and one of the best small forwards. But his efficiency suffers because...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. The Marcelo Huertas show

    Beckley Mason

    AP Photo/Alex BrandonMarcelo Huertas, right, is the kind of player that can give Team USA's pressure defense problems. Anderson Varejao, Nene, Tiago Splitter. The Brazilian frontline was NBA-tested and active around the rim -- just the kind of match...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    As Tom Haberstroh reminds us, Chris Bosh has come a long way since his days with the Raptors: "Think about this: a team anchored by Chris Bosh is suffocating the league's top offense, in the Finals no less. Yes, that Chris Bosh, the same one who anch...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  14. The team that makes the players good

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images The Spurs are winning with several players, including recent Bobcats castoff Boris Diaw, who couldn't stick on far worse teams. Jerry Krause, then general manager of the Bulls, was once ridiculed for saying "pl...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tyson Chandler is your 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. Check out the rest of the results. For my money, Joakim Noah, who anchors the second-best defense in the NBA, is a way better defender than Serge Ibaka and too far down on this list. John Ho...

    Blog | May 02, 2012