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  1. 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
  2. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Derrick Rose tells his fans not to worry about him or his Bulls. A fascinating point from HoopsWorld's Anthony Macri about NBA players adjusting to the closer FIBA 3-point line: "The FIBA distance is, for most NBA players, one of the worst shots in...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Andre Drummond, blank slate

    Beckley Mason

    Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT Andre Drummond worked out for Michael Jordan and the Bobcats, who have the second overall pick, but could fall as far as the ninth pick. On the NBA Today Podcast, NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford and high school recruit...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Phenomenal HD, slow-mo video of Kevin Durant versus LeBron James. More people Tweet about the NBA Finals than anything else on TV. John Hollinger (Insider), says the data is clear: it's time to sit Kendrick Perkins. "The Thunder are a fairly stro...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  6. HoopIdea: tighten up timeouts

    Beckley Mason

    Jim Davis/Getty ImagesThere doesn't have to be so much standing around during NBA games. Back in February, Henry Abbott noticed that the last two minutes of close NBA games, when coaches tend to unload the timeouts they've hoarded throughout the sec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    No one captures the narrative arc of LeBron James' career like Brian Windhorst, who reflects on some of James' most memorable Game 5 moments, good and bad. Doc Rivers says the Celtics' early struggles weren't because they're old, but because they w...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  8. 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
  9. How the draft lottery built worst team ever

    Beckley Mason

    Just how bad are the Charlotte Bobcats? Today, John Hollinger (Insider) lays out a statistical argument that they are the worst team ever. Chew on that for a moment. At a time when there are more top-level players from around the world in th...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  10. NBA 411: Tank alert!

    Beckley Mason


    Blog | April 18, 2012
  11. Grantland vs. tanking

    Beckley Mason

    On Grantland, Jay Caspain Kang dives headfirst (PG-13 for language) into the sewers of the NBA for Grantland's series on tanking, titled "Tankonia." His first post examines the worst eight teams in the league for signs of tanking by evaluating whe...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  12. Jeff Van Gundy: Tanking kills credibility

    Beckley Mason

    Jeff Van Gundy is making life easy for HoopIdea. Another day, another way that Van Gundy (and HoopIdea) would like to improve the game. On Monday the former Knicks and Rockets coach joined Houston's Vandermeer and Lopez to talk about the NBA and o...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  13. Tanking hurts fans

    Beckley Mason

    HoopIdea wants to help make the NBA game even better for basketball fans. With that goal in mind, taking on tanking seems obvious. In no way can what's happening in Charlotte, where the Bobcats are 7-45, can be construed as "good for fans." Same g...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    It's near impossible to stop Chris Paul, but the trend around the league is to use a long, athletic swingman to smother the 6-foot point guard. That tactic has been effective for Golden State and Dallas, which used Dominic McGuire and Shawn Marion, r...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  15. The king of summer hoops

    Beckley Mason

    It's six in the evening and still too hot to do anything but sweat. Ninety-five desperate degrees hang over Barry Farm, one of Southeast D.C.'s roughest neighborhoods. The only hope of relief comes from the rec center's public swimming pool, bu...

    Blog | August 19, 2011