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  1. Caron Butler 'flattered' by Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    From Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com: Dallas Mavericks free agent Caron Butler enjoyed his Wednesday morning visit with the archrival San Antonio Spurs so much that he felt compelled to tweet about it. "Just met with Spurs great visit first class a...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  2. Troy Murphy Can Coach Third Base

    Henry Abbott

    I don't think it's online, but in the current Sports Illustrated's "SI Players" section they ask Troy Murphy what he'd be doing if he weren't playing in the NBA. I love his answer:... be a third base coach for the [Class A] Newark Bears. I would send...

    Blog | February 10, 2006
  3. NBA sophs better than Class of 2014?

    Henry Abbott

    It was once known as a "one-player draft." But now that we're seeing Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond & Co. in the NBA, David Thorpe says this class is likely better than the celebrated class of 2014....

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Top-Ranked Sophomores

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis is the best player in the NBA's sophomore class, but he's injured at the moment. That created a sophomore-ranking dilemma between Blazer Damian Lillard and Piston Andre Drummond, who vied for the top spot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. Re-ranking the 2012 draft

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Damian Lillard are in a class by themselves at the top. The rest of his top 20 includes several lower-drafted and even some undrafted players. Missing: high picks like Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: The future of coaching

    Henry Abbott

    Economist Tyler Cowen (He's "America's hottest economist," who was on TrueHoop TV recently talking about the end of the NBA's middle class), foresees a world in which NBA coaches work very closely with incredibly intelligent computers. In fact, h...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Tyler Cowen on the middle class

    Henry Abbott

    Tyler Cowen is one of America's foremost economists, the author of a new book called "Average is Over," and a blogger at Marginal Revolution. Cowen is also a big NBA fan, which he proves by regularly purchasing Wizards tickets. Here's the shock...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Rookies on rookies, part 2

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. We published Part 1 earlier. In Part 2, t...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. Rookies on rookies

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. Here is Part 1 of what they told us. The ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  10. All that is wrong with the Heat

    Henry Abbott

    J. Meric/Getty Images After what Kevin Garnett did to them in Game 5, Miami is cloaked in doom. LeBron James AND Dwyane Wade AND Chris Bosh, all the best free agents of the best free agent class ever, uniting on the same team -- in a comfy climate ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. Kevin Murphy's economics class

    Henry Abbott

    Why don't the players just fold? To a lot of observers, that has been a big question hanging over these talks. The NFL players star in a far more lucrative league than the NBA, and they took pay cuts along the lines of what NBA players have been o...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: "At the Hall of Fame reunion dinner last night, where several of the game's greatest congregate to celebrate the new class, commissioner David Stern appeared hopeful about a labor agreement despite the fact that the...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  13. One big difference between James and Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    As readers of the TrueHoop Network will doubtless be aware, at the University of Michigan professor Yago Colas is teaching a fascinating course about the culture of basketball. On Hoopism, one of the students in that class -- Matt Gordon -- writes ab...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Kerr says the primary reason the NBA is in financial trouble is because salaries "really exploded." The Players' Association, for the record, says negotiated salaries have declined three straight years, despite the greatest free agent class ev...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  15. Two views of Isiah Thomas as a mentor

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, columnist William C. Rhoden talks to Doris Ward, the mother of standout California high-school basketball player Josiah Turner, who is part of the class of 2011. Isiah Thomas has been a mentor to Turner. "Isiah saw Josiah ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ian O'Connor of ESPNNewYork.com: "The great free-agent class of 2010 turned out to be a two-man class, and Amare Stoudemire does not have a desk in that room. He is not LeBron James or Dwyane Wade, and no, he is not a true max-out player or $100 mill...

    Blog | July 06, 2010