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  1. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: On a wild, busy Wednesday, the Mavericks remade their roster with an assortment of moves that netted All-Star center Chris Kaman, young point guard Darren Collison and, perhaps, veteran big man Elton Brand. All...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post: LeBron James can't keep doing this. It's too much to ask of even of him. Much too much. James has an incredible engine, but it's going to give out running at the rpm it's generating. James won't admit to fatigue - s...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Getting the calls

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images A few games into the playoffs, Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies are best at getting to the line. The Clippers are winning a reputation as some of the league's most consistent and spectacular floppers, which m...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times: Derrick Rose's groin and Rip Hamilton's shoulder aren't all the Bulls must monitor closely during a nine-game dash to the playoffs. The Bulls have the most victories in the league (43), but it's not nitpicking to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: If the goal was to make the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook uncomfortable then mission accomplished. If the goal was to bring the soaring Thunder back down to earth by...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: Russell Westbrook once again ruled the roost for the Thunder. So this doesn't sound like a broken record, I try to ask a different teammate to share their thoughts on Westbrook whenever he turns in a superb performance, a...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The biggest upset of the night wasn't Magic 104, Heat 98. It was Dwight Howard doing a 180, a stunning about-face, saying after the game that he wants to stay for the rest of the season. No, it's not April FooI'...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic General Manager Otis Smith said the list of teams who are still calling about the possibility of acquiring or "renting" Dwight Howard are down to "six to eight." "I'd say everybody in the league has called...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Calkins of The Columbian: For those wondering what has been going through Brandon Roy's head since announcing his retirement in early December, one of his thoughts was recently revealed: A comeback. While he did not say definitively that he woul...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: After all these years, all the failed arena attempts, all the angst of that wrenching night last April - with the Lakers of all teams visiting for what appeared to be the Kings' Sacramento finale - this is the ear...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  15. At All-Star in spirit: Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Epstein of Politico: Obama rounded a day of travel that included a speech on energy policy and two fundraisers in the Miami area with a third fundraiser, at the home of Dallas Mavericks player Vince Carter. Carter welcomed the president to ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times: As great as Jeremy Lin has been, as fantastic of a story his life is, the Linsanity phenomenon may have reached its apogee when talk began of adding him to the United States Olympic roster. Lin has shown himsel...

    Blog | February 23, 2012