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  1. Chad Ford: How not to draft

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford breaks down common draft mistakes, one of which is not caring enough about character. On the upside, he says this year's draft is heavy with high-character players like Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Alex Len and Ben McLemore. ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Ben McLemore

    Henry Abbott

    He's 6-5. He shoots like Ray Allen. He dunks on people. He's a candidate to be the top overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. And yet, he still gets confused, now and again, with that guy who raps about thrift stores....

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  3. The Sonic solution

    Henry Abbott

    green straw project from Mr Ben Weber on Vimeo. Actor and writer Ben Weber grew up in Seattle, loves NBA basketball and hates Howard Schultz. And he's ready to do something about it....

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  4. Championship experience matters

    Henry Abbott

    On his blog at Skeptical Sports, current TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown champion Benjamin Morris talks about a surprisingly simple method of picking NBA champions. It has a heck of a lot to do with the fact that teams that have won titles are more like...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  5. Coming soon: the 2012 Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The first-round picks are all in, and will be published on shortly. In the interim, consider this interesting tidbit from defending champion Benjamin Morris: I have a "big pot" playoff model (no matchups, no simulations, just stats and h...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times: As great as Jeremy Lin has been, as fantastic of a story his life is, the Linsanity phenomenon may have reached its apogee when talk began of adding him to the United States Olympic roster. Lin has shown himsel...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Tyson Chandler agrees with Knicks

    Henry Abbott

    From Tim MacMahon, The ink on the four-year contract isn't dry yet, but free-agent center Tyson Chandler confirmed that he will sign with the New York Knicks. Chandler said Friday on ESPN 103.3's "Ben and Skin Show" that there w...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "They play soccer on Thursdays, Denver's melting pot of footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru. It's a hodgepodge of muscular men, lithe ladies and one 6-foot-11 dude who somehow seems to fit in like he is 5-foo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "Kenneth Faried plays basketball the way he lives his life -- unwavering, headstrong and proud. And he comes to town carrying an amazing life story in his gym bag. ... The Nuggets' Chris Jackson found solace by be...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  11. Expect Ricky Rubio to evolve in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Reports continue to suggest that Ricky Rubio will be playing for the Timberwolves next season. Rubio's numbers have been down in recent years. In a conversation with Benjamin Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves, David Thorpe points to Rubio's Barcelona co...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  12. Tom Thibodeau, mentor

    Henry Abbott

    Ben McGrath of the New Yorker recently wrote a tremendous profile of Texas Legends coach Nancy Lieberman. It has a great cameo by Tom Thibodeau: Earlier in the week, Lieberman had cold-called Tom Thibodeau, the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, and a...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves: "It has been nearly two weeks since Japan weathered the largest earthquake in its recorded history, been deluged by a tsunami and terrified by the specter of nuclear disaster. Whole towns have been destroyed. People h...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  14. That Championship Season

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Miller's Pulitzer and Tony award winning 1972 play "That Championship Season" tells the tale of a great high-school basketball team getting together, decades later, to remember the old times. That gets complicated quickly. Ben Brantley's ...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Troy Murphy is ready to spray tan you and he's certified. Wow, how do I love the Internet. Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves: "The Wolves approach NBA basketball with the anxious energy of a group of people about to do something really difficult that...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  16. Kobe in crunch time: Blazers believe

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant and the Lakers dispatched with the Blazers in crunch time -- storming back at the end of regulation, and then taking the game in overtime. In the Portland locker room post-game, Ben Golliver of BlazersEdge brought up the idea that Bryant...

    Blog | February 24, 2011