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  1. The power of the 3

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott debate the power of the 3. This conversation is not over ......

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. TrueHoop TV: Conversation starters

    Henry Abbott

    These three players come off the bench for their current teams. But David Thorpe says Harrison Barnes, Reggie Jackson and Omer Asik would all flourish as starters....

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. Chad Ford's changing big board

    Henry Abbott

    Incredible performances bring Marcus Smart and Joel Embiid to the conversation near the top of the 2014 big board....

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Jared Dudley: Why would you not tank?

    Henry Abbott

    Clipper Jared Dudley was on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein talking about tanking. The conversation kicked off with a discussion of a current GM's recent admission to ESPN the Magazine that he and his owner planned to tank. Some o...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Damian Lillard on playing time

    Henry Abbott

    Damian Lillard says he could play better. The reigning rookie of the year says shorter minutes would help. In the second part of a conversation (here's part one, rapid fire) he also discusses scams ("it's more common than people think"), egos ("i...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  6. Silver lining of Lance: Better testing exists

    Henry Abbott

    Whether you're a cycling fan or not, there was plenty to be upset about in the first installment Lance Armstrong's conversation with Oprah Winfrey. But, especially for fans of the major North American sports, perhaps also some good news: Oprah: W...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  7. NBA -- Jeremy Lin Six Degrees Of Separation, The Family

    Henry Abbott

    How Jeremy Lin interfered with Carmelo Anthony's long-term vision in New York.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times: The Milwaukee Bucks are obviously happy to have acquired Samuel Dalembert. The feeling is apparently mutual. Marc Cornstein, Dalembert's agent, said he had a brief conversation with his client after the veteran cent...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. Malcolm Gladwell says we have two choices

    Henry Abbott

    Now that our celebrity athletes have almost no privacy at all, what do we, as fans, do with all that information? In a must-read Grantland conversation with Bill Simmons Gladwell lays out a choice: My problem, though, is that we've moved past exposi...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the MVP debate is about individual production, the conversation is already over. That's PER, which has various relevant shortcomings: It doesn't really account for wins or defense. If it's LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant, though, James wins the defe...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  11. Five for Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Each Friday we're fricasseeing some fresh HoopIdeas and serving them up to you. The idea leading this five is one of my favorites, and came to us via Twitter. Which reminds me, why don't you follow us on Twitter and join the HoopIdea conversation? ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  12. 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
  13. HoopIdea: Instant reaction

    Henry Abbott

    We are stirring the pot, looking for new ideas to make NBA basketball better. A few hours into our initiative to speed up crunch time, Twitter is abuzz with ideas: [View the story "HoopIdea: Crunch time" on Storify] JOIN THE CONVERSATION You...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  14. The evolution of Andrea Bargnani, and D

    Henry Abbott

    On Hardwood Paroxysm, James Herbert has a fascinating conversation with new Raptors coach Dwane Casey. Toronto had the 30th best defense in the NBA last year but is now 16th. No team has improved more, even though the Raptors made few personnel chan...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  15. More guns than sense

    Henry Abbott

    Matthew Wood/Getty Images News Javaris Crittenton's murder arrest re-opens a conversation about guns. Guns. I know! You're mad already! Just open the topic and people start yelling about this or that -- mostly about the government regulating gun...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  16. Assigning blame for NBA losses

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is fantastically popular, but says it is losing quite a lot of money. In most businesses, the conversation would then turn to management -- are they doing a good enough job? And yet in the bizarro world of the NBA, that very management ...

    Blog | July 05, 2011