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  1. The Mavericks' sneakily effective offense

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks aren't amazing shooters, or crazily athletic, but they're scoring very well. David Thorpe explains what the Spurs can expect to face tonight....

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. TrueHoop TV: Big Rookie Finds

    Henry Abbott

    It's hard to find a productive NBA big man. But the Celtics, Thunder and Nets pulled it off, with unheralded rookies Vitor Faverani, Steven Adams and Mason Plumlee playing well. David Thorpe on big men most of the league missed....

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. TrueHoop TV: David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on which college player inflated his draft stock by playing well in the Final Four, which NBA player has the best shooting mechanics Thorpe has ever seen, and why it might be OK that, for a little stretch here, Kevin Love is a magnificen...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  4. Rest is a weapon

    Henry Abbott

    The headline is a line I stole from David Thorpe. And it's true! Being well-rested makes you a better competitor. Gregg Popovich understands better than most coaches. John Hollinger (Insider): San Antonio doesn't have a single player averaging as...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  5. Twitter mocks David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern has a tendency to be mocking, derogatory and flippant. has analyzed how people have been talking about the little guy with the big mouth on Twitter. It turns out they have learned his lessons well. The research outfit fi...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  6. On sports nonsense

    Henry Abbott

    David Shields has a power-packed little volume called "Body Politic" which is well worth your time. (It came out the better part of a decade ago, but hey, the lockout's a great time to catch up.) The introduction is by Robert Lipsyte, who shares a...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "The Timberwolves accomplished two things Monday you might never have imagined possible: With one patient, well-executed move by owner Glen Taylor and basketball president David Kahn, they convinced Rick Adelman to be...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  8. Fantastic: Phil Jackson Trusted Trevor Ariza to Shoot

    Henry Abbott

    Every now and again in football, someone will hit an insanely long field goal. When they do, everyone says: "Amazing kick!" David Thorpe says: "Amazing coaching decision!" Sending a kicker out to attempt a kick that may well turn ...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  9. David Thorpe on a Telling Sign of a Well-Coached Defense

    Henry Abbott

    All season long, David Thorpe has been talking to me about which teams are playing good defense. It was his first question when we all started watching games back in the pre-season, and it's his most pressing concern now. Of course it's no se...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  10. When We See Houston's Defense, What Do We See?

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe and I have been talking all kinds of playoffs, and one thing that really stands out to him -- and me, as a Blazer fan -- is how well the Rockets play defense. Portland had the NBA's second most efficient offense in the regular season...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  11. Sam Cassell on Being a Veteran

    Henry Abbott

    On Pro Basketball News, David Friedman had a very interesting conversation with Sam Cassell. Here's Cassell on learning, as a veteran, to not compete with your teammates: "... if Rajon (Rondo) is playing well and it is my opportunity to play and (Co...

    Blog | November 18, 2008
  12. Talking Shooting with David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    I am not insecure about the way I shoot the ball. At least I wasn't. But now? Last night I learned from David Thorpe that I do everything well except: My feet.My hand motion.My release point.My follow-through.My elbow. My landing.And a couple of oth...

    Blog | October 01, 2008
  13. First Cup: Training Camp Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of The Boston Globe: "David Stern witnessed the Celtics win an NBA championship during his first year as the league's commissioner in 1984, as well as two years later. While green as a commissioner back then, Stern loved rubbing elbows...

    Blog | September 30, 2008
  14. Meet Trey Johnson

    Henry Abbott

    As I mentioned the other day, David Thorpe saw Trey Johnson on TV and started raving about him. Jonathan Givony confirmed that Johnson is a player well worth watching. He's the leading scorer in the NCAA, and everyone says he's a great guy. But no...

    Blog | January 23, 2007
  15. David Thorpe: Miami Has Inside Track on Title

    Henry Abbott

    He's friendly with Udonis Haslem. He lives in Florida. He knows the Heat well. So, say what you want about bias. But Five Star's David Thorpe also knows a hell of a lot about basketball, and he tells me that of the teams left in these playoffs, he's...

    Blog | May 19, 2006
  16. Sunday Notes

    Henry Abbott

    According to this guy, Las Vegas is full of well-meaning soccer moms and David Stern is evil for thinking NBA basketball might not belong there. Remember "The List David Stern Never Wants You to See?" Here it is in multiple graph form. The Shareef ...

    Blog | August 07, 2005