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  1. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lamar Odom's fall-off this year has been staggering. What's going on? John Hollinger explains that hack-a-player only works if that player is DeAndre Jordan or Ben Wallace. Even at Dwight Howard's free-throw rate, having him shoot free throws every...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  2. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    For a guy coming clean, Gilbert Arenas sure has been a little loosey-goosey with the truth. For the first time in 19 games, the Suns win on TNT. Ben Wallace is not an All-Star, but it's worth noting that he's having a very special season nonethel...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  3. Bill Walton and inflatable Ben Wallace

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott There once was a time when the entire basketball blogosphere would fit in a VW bug, if you packed those bloggers tightly. I'm talking ages ago. Like, maybe, 2005, when there were about two dozen people blogging hard about the NB...

    Blog | December 10, 2009
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Blazers have found an individual to accept their money. The Sixers drafted Jrue Holiday out of UCLA, but will clearly need to fortify things at the point. Will Big Ben return to Detroit and retire as a Piston? ...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    While the cellar-dwellers prepare their draft board, the NBA's elite have some tough calls to make. Will the Lakers pony up for Lamar Odom? Is Hedo Turkoglu worth exceeding the cap for? And the Cavs confront the reality that they're a couple ...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  6. Ben Wallace Got a Gimme

    Henry Abbott

    At the beginning of this season, I spent a day learning about now NBA referees do their jobs. One of the things I learned was about the block/charge: A lot of calls that look like charges are correctly called blocks. When you rewind these plays on ...

    Blog | May 23, 2009
  7. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cavaliers lose Ben Wallace to a broken right tibia. The Plain Dealer's Brian Windhost assesses the damage: "The Cavs have been keeping their eye on what happens with Joe Smith and the Oklahoma City Thunder. These events, though, might ma...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  8. The Houston Rockets Beat the Odds

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In an interview with Jason Friedman published yesterday at, Daryl Morey says unequivocally of LeBron James: Yes, he's the best player in the league - by a good margin, I think. If you had first pick in ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail: "Last night as the Celtics were sputtering against the Cavaliers it was pretty amazing to see how little Garnett asserted himself in the second half. He kept letting Ben Wallace and Varejao tie him up on the bloc...

    Blog | May 13, 2008
  10. Even the Stats Like Cleveland's Move

    Henry Abbott

    When I first heard about Ben Wallace going to Cleveland, I thought to myself: well Cleveland will be playing amazing interior defense, and they'll have more shooters on the floor. I get the idea. But this is one of those trades, I thought to myself, ...

    Blog | February 22, 2008
  11. The Big Ben Wallace Trade

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting on The Big Ben Wallace Trade which is not yet official. Here are the particulars as reported in Trade Machine format, which is a nice way to look at it with salaries and all that. Some initial thoughts about what ...

    Blog | February 21, 2008
  12. The Mess in Chicago

    Henry Abbott

    Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: So there was Ben Wallace, $60 million waste, laughing on the bench Tuesday night in Orlando. The Bulls were on their way to another hapless, character-less loss, and Big Bum was having such a good time t...

    Blog | January 16, 2008
  13. Kelly Dwyer Breaks Down the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    A few days ago, I emailed Kelly Dwyer wondering what was up with the Bulls. His response came in late last night: There's little reason for Bulls supporters to get too upset with the team's Thursday night loss in Phoenix. The defense could have playe...

    Blog | November 16, 2007
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ted Green on SportsHubLA: "... to paraphrase from politics, I have seen Kobe Bryant, young man, and you, sir, are not Kobe Bryant. If the Chicago Bulls get ahold of this tape, they won't trade Ben Wallace's Afro-Sheen to the Lakers, much less half th...

    Blog | October 25, 2007
  15. The War in John Paxson's Mind

    Henry Abbott

    John Paxson may look calm on the outside. (Getty Images) Chicago Bulls general manager John Paxson took over a lousy team four years ago. Without breaking the bank (yet) Paxson has assembled (Insider) what is likely the finest collection of young ...

    Blog | May 10, 2007
  16. Defensive First and Second Team: No Marion? No Battier?

    Henry Abbott

    How the voters picked it: FIRST TEAM Bruce Bowen Tim Duncan Marcus Camby Kobe Bryant Raja Bell SECOND TEAM Ben Wallace Jason Kidd Tayshaun Prince Kevin Garnett Kirk Hinrich How I would have picked it: FIRST TEAM Raja Bell Shane Battier...

    Blog | April 30, 2007