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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz Whatever demerit the Miami Heat warrants for its abrasive public address announcer, this smart, stylized player introduction video by director Gil Green makes up for it tenfold. Green took inspiration from Blue Note album ...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  3. Little-known fact about the Vince Carter trade

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan On the night Vince Carter made his return to the Meadowlands, the following little-known fact was revealed: "They wouldn't have done the trade if Courtney Lee wasn't in it, and we wouldn't have done the trade if Ryan Anderson ...

    Blog | October 30, 2009
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Charlie Bell: Master Apprentice. Eric Snow, Kirk Hinrich, and Tim Duncan are some of the names on Kelly Dwyer's list of the top 10 defenders of the decade. Dwyer on Duncan: "He covered huge bits of floor while h...

    Blog | August 28, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Hedo Turkoglu and Shawn Marion -- a study in contrasts...and similarities. Did Nate Robinson have a breakout year? And how are Lakers fans processing the Ron Artest acquisition? Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic: "Investing for 5 years in...

    Blog | July 05, 2009
  6. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Ricky Rubio tempted the hearts of both Thunder and Kings fans -- but their respective GMs went with the conservative picks. Smart long-term thinking ... or overcautiousness? Did the Spurs get the steal of the draft? And did Orlando help itself ...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  7. Nine Things to Remember About the 2009 NBA Finals

    Henry Abbott

    1. Orlando's Big Regret Orlando lost in overtime in Games 2 and 4. Each was loaded with regrettable moments, from Courtney Lee's alley-oop layup attempt to Derek Fisher's almost wide-open 3. But if the Magic and Lakers could play the ser...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  8. The Big Run That Won It for the Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Orlando Magic have endured their share of shaky runs this postseason. They coughed up an 18-point lead with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter to lose their playoff opener. They were painfully close to taki...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  9. The Magic on the Rebound

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In a postseason that lasts more than eight weeks, it's hard to appreciate the full scope of what a team has experienced. While most of us were falling in love with the Boston-Chicago series, the Magic were enduring the...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  10. Kobe Bryant and Courtney Lee, Heating Up

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant paced. He walked in circles, he swayed from side to side, and he rocked onto his heels. With 8:46 left in an NBA Finals game, his team was down six on the road. Show time. Only the show was on hold. The coaches were huddled, and the playe...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  11. Stan Van Gundy's Star Search

    Henry Abbott

    An early theme of these Finals has been bad Magic guard play. The needs are many -- Rafer Alston's shooting, J.J. Redick's finishing, Jameer Nelson's timing and Courtney Lee's aggression -- could all use improvement. All have looked s...

    Blog | June 09, 2009
  12. Adonal Foyle on Courtney Lee

    Henry Abbott

    Courtney Lee is an unusual NBA rookie. Very few late first-round picks start. Fewer still play in the NBA Finals. Almost none do both. Lee is a 40% 3-point shooter, efficient in transition and going to the hole. He seldom turns the ball over. And on ...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  13. Orlando's Heavy Rotation

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Stan Van Gundy entered the NBA Finals with a full menu of options at point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. With Jameer Nelson's return from injury, Van Gundy now has, count 'em, four legitimate options at th...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  14. A Career-Defining Moment, Missed

    Henry Abbott

    Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Orlando has the ball with six measly tenths of a second left, and after a timeout, they couldn't even get the ball inbounded. Another timeout. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy uses his 20 seconds to change the play -- to one...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  15. The Lakers Pick a New Strategy, and Roll

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- When a team like the Lakers runs such a recognizable, well-defined system like the Triangle Offense, it's always striking when they depart from it. Normally, a team makes a drastic adjustment because the de...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz What constitutes a "lopsided trade"? "Generally, lopsided trades require two conditions: 1. a team that needs to dump salary, either because they are cheap, because they want to get under the luxury tax line ...

    Blog | June 03, 2009