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  1. Stan Van Gundy's HoopIdea to fix tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Tanking is a real problem in the NBA, even if the 76ers can beat the Heat once in a while. The issue was never, to our knowledge, that players weren't playing hard. Nor, generally, is the concern that coaches -- whose salaries tend to hinge on win...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: Brandon Roy will be back playing at the Rose Garden next season. It just won't be with the Trail Blazers. Nearly seven months after leaving the game because of concern over his degenerative knees, Roy is making a comebac...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls took their recent spate of slow starts to a new low Sunday afternoon, missing 11 of their first 12 shots, committing seven first-quarter turnovers and trailing 27-6 at one point. "It's a big concern," co...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Clippers guard Chauncey Billups suffered a left Achilles' tendon injury Monday night, and there were concerns within the team it could be ruptured, which would end his season. "It felt like somebody kicked ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: Westbrook signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday, binding him to the Thunder until summer 2017. Durant's contract goes through 2016. Are you kidding me? All the concerns are gone. The new collective bargaining ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  6. Micky Arison's troubled cruise holdings

    Henry Abbott

    Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images The Costa Concordia could cost the Heat's owner a fortune. On Micky Arison's Twitter account, the only concern has been for the victims and their families. And with divers still hunting for the dead and missing, w...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. Not many powerful women in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Many people have worried about that. And I think the knee-jerk concern is that women might be harmed by missing out on these jobs. And that's surely real. But maybe the real reason to figure this out is not out of some kind of pity, but out of sel...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  8. Jay-Z as hoops recruiter

    Henry Abbott

    There's some concern about hip hop mogul -- and minority Nets owner -- Jay-Z's appearing in the Kentucky locker room to congratulate various Wildcats on their tournament win. The notion that Jay-Z may have been recruiting lottery picks would be tough...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  9. Deadline Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets GM Billy King on WFAN: "I've spoken to Deron. He's excited and ecstatic. The one concern is his wife is due and having a baby, but he's excited and ready to go. I told him what we have, $19 million in cap space this summer, we still have picks. ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  10. Mid-season medical concerns

    Henry Abbott

    A fairly brilliant little comic involving Blake Griffin, Kevin Garnett (and, I guess, part of Channing Frye), LeBron James and Kobe Bryant....

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  11. Brandon Roy is talking like Greg Oden

    Henry Abbott

    Both are living the uncomfortable reality of coping with bodies that seem to be betraying them. That's not good. Roy talked to the Oregonian's Jason Quick, who came away with the feeling that Roy's health could be a major long-term concern. The kn...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  12. Yet another worry for Celtic fans

    Henry Abbott

    There have been so many strains and stresses in the lives of Celtics' fans lately. Everything from Paul Pierce's foot to the whole darned team has seemed broken. The latest concern is chemistry issues, as fueled by a series of recent quotes from R...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  13. Colangelo Still Wants Pro Coaches on Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande Deep down in the whispery regions of the NBA, there are concerns that the seeds for the 2010 free agency crop were planted in the summers of 2006, 2007 and 2008. It's a widespread assumption in the NBA that tampering happens all...

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lots of reasons why having Ricky Rubio stay in Europe would not be so bad for the Timberwolves. One concern: Jonny Flynn is good and has strong leadership qualities. Assuming he bonds with his teammates in a profound way ... wouldn't that m...

    Blog | August 27, 2009
  15. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Does anybody think the Wizards are done trading? I don't think the Wizards are done trading. Hawks brass cautions that free agency may be a bigger concern than the draft. Hoopinion's Bret LaGree: "Note to self: spend time studying how p...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  16. Brandon Jennings' Roma Teammate on Jennings vs. Rubio

    Henry Abbott

    Ten months as a teammate of Brandon Jennings' in Rome have given Ibrahim Jaaber insight into the young guard. (Photo by Yorgos Matthaios/EB via Getty Images) Two of the bigger question marks of the 2009 NBA draft concern young point guards w...

    Blog | June 22, 2009