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  1. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat are the best team in the NBA. Kind of. By some measures. Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. Kind of. By a lot of measures. Saving cities is hard. He did the thing with the chalk. Of course he did the thing with the chalk. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "As far as the East," Rajon Rondo reminds everybody, "we're still the champs." John Wall on his 18-point third quarter. A Chris Paul fan wondering how long until John Wall takes over the title of the NBA's best point guard. On the other hand, her...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  3. On Point Guards, Mother Hens, and Allen Iverson

    Henry Abbott

    A few days ago there was talk here about Allen Iverson and the role of the point guard. A basketball journalist had ranked Iverson as the NBA's best point guard, and something about that rubbed me wrong. I'm no Iverson-hater. I live close to Philade...

    Blog | August 22, 2005
  4. Allen Iverson: Best Point Guard in the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    That's what Mike Kahn says here. I beg to differ, and I'm not going to reach for the stat book to make my point. I'm merely going to say this: if he's a point guard, it's his job to make Chris Webber, Keith Van Horn, Glenn Robinson, and everyone else...

    Blog | August 19, 2005
  5. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  6. It is good to be Goran

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport The Rockets' guard is playing his best ball with the playoffs, and free agency, around the corner. A recent conversation with Rockets guard Goran Dragic, by phone: In your win against Chicago, you had 21 points...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  7. Guard Rajon Rondo already

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images The Lakers left Rondo open in last year's Finals, but that doesn't mean others should. Rajon Rondo is blatantly one of the best point guards in the NBA, but this great warrior has one massive flaw. He can't shoot. ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cavs made an underwhelming trade for Ramon Sessions. But did they just trade a player who will be cut (Delonte West) for a better point guard than they ever put alongside LeBron James? John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog says Sessions could be the best...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  9. Mike Dunleavy's door is open to Marcus Camby

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Dunleavy, the Clippers coach, recently lost his job. Luckily, he had a spare: general manager. And in that role, he is being judged for trading arguably his best player -- Marcus Camby -- for a backup point guard in Steve Blake, and a small f...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  10. Jennings goes to Plan B in Rookies' win

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger DALLAS - "The best laid plans..." goes a well-known lament, and there's a good reason. As it turns out, not having an etched-in-stone plan is the best plan when it comes to playing point guard. At this afternoon's media sessio...

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  11. What are the Chances Dwight Howard was Right?

    Henry Abbott

    No one expected the Orlando Magic to be all that this season. But they have been one of the League's true elite teams: Best defense in the NBA, and extremely good offense. Then they lost their All-Star point guard to a season-ending injury, and d...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  12. Looking Good: Brandon Jennings

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress has just spent some time in Italy, watching the young American point guard Brandon Jennings practice: Pitted against one of the best defenders in Europe in American guard Ibi Jaaber, Jennings gets to wherever he wants...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  13. No Home for Non-Shooters

    Henry Abbott

    Hoopinion points us to a classic little tale of a point guard, a coach, and a bad 3-point shooter. Sekou Smith of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes: Mike Bibby's best shot of the entire first round of the playoffs came before halftime of S...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  14. Jose Calderon, Pig Farmer

    Henry Abbott

    In the current HOOP magazine, Jeramie McPeek grills Jose Calderon about all kinds of things in a free-ranging conversation. We learn that not only does the Raptor point guard have the NBA's finest free throw percentage, but he also has its best c...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Holy small sample size, Batman! But for what it's worth, if you compare Chris Paul's first seven playoff games to every other great point guard's first seven, Paul's just about the best ever.TrueHoop reader John: "There has been all kinds of talk abo...

    Blog | May 08, 2008
  16. The Playbook: Pistons Assistant Terry Porter

    Henry Abbott

    When I was growing up in Portland, Oregon, my favorite player, bar none, was Blazer point guard Terry Porter. He was one of the game's best point guards -- despite the fact that in college, under Dick Bennett at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Porter had ha...

    Blog | March 06, 2008