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  1. Not the Bulls defense you've heard about

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Joakim Noah anchors the NBA's fifth-best defense, but it has been nothing like as effective lately. You may have heard something about the Miami Heat's win streak, which has lasted since February 3. As the Bulls pr...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  2. Shane Battier and the buzzer-beater problem

    Beckley Mason

    With just 1.3 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Miami Heat's Wednesday night win over the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James caught a pass and turned up court. But instead of trying a 70-foot heave as time expired, James took a leisurely...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  3. In the absence of Danny Granger

    Beckley Mason

    Ron Turenne/NBAE/Getty Images The Pacers have three months to see what happens when Paul George runs the show. The Pacers just announced that Danny Granger, the player who has led Indiana in both scoring and shot attempts per game since the 2007-20...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. Heat reload with aging ammunition

    Beckley Mason

    Getty Images The Heat add shooters, but at the expense of youth, athleticism. "Add old shooters with big-time reputations" is a fair summary of the Miami Heat's offseason agenda thus far. Their two free-agent acquisitions, Ray Allen and Rashard Lew...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  5. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Dion Waiters didn't work out for Cleveland, who drafted him fourth overall. But that doesn't mean they didn't do their due diligence says Brian Windhorst, who was with the Cavaliers brass on draft night and describes their decision making process: "T...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    J.A. Adande on how things will change for the Heat, having won a title: "At the end of this journey for Miami from the brink of the depths to the pinnacle is ... liberty. That's according to Heat president Pat Riley, who entered South Beach restauran...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  8. Flop of the Night: Mario Chalmers

    Beckley Mason and Zach Harper

    Jonathan Daniel/NBE/Getty Images Mario Chalmers is reprising the role of Derek Fisher for the Heat. HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the pretenders from the defe...

    Blog | May 25, 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. Jeff Van Gundy to NBA: Stop the flop!

    Beckley Mason

    Jeff Van Gundy and HoopIdea are kindred spirits, especially on the topic of flopping in basketball. On Sunday during the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game on ABC, Van Gundy took two opportunities to sound off on the the proliferation of flopping in the...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. Fix tanking: Grade on a curve

    Beckley Mason and Henry Abbott

    Memphis Grizzlies consultant and founder Aaron Barzilai got to talking about HoopIdea and tanking with his friend Mike Martin. As a management consultant, Mike designs incentive compensation plans for sales teams in pharmaceutical...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  12. Evidence: Timeouts hurt scoring

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images "If you call timeout," says the Heat's Shane Battier, "you allow a team to set their defense." HoopIdea is reimagining NBA basketball, and we kicked things off with a plea to speed up the end of close games. Timeouts,...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Grant Hill was wrong

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Duke edged Michigan in a surprisingly great game, one that came on the heels of former Blue Devil Grant Hill criticizing former Wolverine Jalen Rose. Though the game was great, last week's media discussion was lacking. Specifically: Few came to R...

    Blog | March 21, 2011