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  1. DeMarcus Cousins, fully developed

    Henry Abbott

    There has been debate about the temperamental Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins in the past. But if you don't like how he plays now, says David Thorpe, there's something wrong with you....

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: The debate can rage about who should guard who and who should start and finish games and the intricacies of the defensive schemes employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in the NBA final. But the undercurr...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  4. 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
  5. What kind of business are the Nets in?

    Henry Abbott

    In a must-read story on Grantland, Malcolm Gladwell uses the Nets as an example of how an NBA team's business role can have almost nothing to do with what's at the crux of the current CBA debate: Basketball revenues. Gladwell tells the tale of Bru...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  6. Kobe Bryant vs. crunch time statistics: A debate

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images SportStatistics? About crunch time? On a guy with five rings? Why? During the Finals, I published some research compiled by ESPN's Alok Pattani showing how today's players compare to Michael Jordan when it comes to tak...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  7. Vote Derrick Rose for love of the game

    Henry Abbott

    This MVP debate is exciting, impassioned and great for basketball. The three major candidates -- the Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Heat's LeBron James and the Magic's Dwight Howard -- are all amazing, deserving, hard-working and thrilling. How fortunate f...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It may seem weird and archaic, but a debate about who should be MVP. M. Haubs of The Painted Area digs even deeper to examine why it is the Bulls win so much, and finds that in their big push since the All-Star break, Derrick Rose's offense has act...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  9. Is the NBA a coach's league?

    Henry Abbott

    The traditional story is that college and high-school basketball are ruled by coaches, while players matter far more in the NBA. David Thorpe, however, has been saying that in his eyes, these days the NBA is a coach's league, too. Debate ensues....

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Bosh is proving to be a major new front in the old stats vs. new stats debate. Old stats say he started sucking when he left Toronto. New stats say he's as good as ever. Look, a tale of an NBA writer wearing a ski cap in the media room ... 10...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Click and read the whole thing, before you go all crazy. Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Beckley Mason stir the ol' Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan debate on HoopSpeak. Before saying Bryant was more like John Stockton, Ethan kicks off the whole conversatio...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: "Kobe Bryant is pursuing his sixth NBA championship, a benchmark that would match Michael Jordan's career total and immediately launch a debate about how the Los Angeles Lakers star measures up to the league's greates...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  13. 10 questions for the 2010-11 NBA season

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos, Getty Images Sport Lakers feeling the Heat? It's a core question of the upcoming NBA season. Who's the "team to beat?" It's a fun little theoretical debate now. LeBron James, some say, squirmed his way out of Cleveland and onto a team...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  14. The Miami Heat as Rorschach test

    Henry Abbott

    Two TrueHoop Network bloggers, John Krolik and Rob Mahoney, have held a debate at Pro Basketball Talk about whether or not the Miami Heat are good for NBA basketball. The whole thing is solid, but Cavs: The Blog's Krolik really gets on a roll, to ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  15. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Ma, stats wizard, advised the Blazer front office in the Kevin Pritchard era. What does Ma have to say about the Greg Oden vs. Kevin Durant debate? He told BlazersEdge: "If people that use analytics to predict player performance in the NBA, usin...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  16. The divine debate about the hot hand

    Henry Abbott

    While I was writing about hot hand in depth a couple of years ago, it struck me that while it might seem like we're talking about a simple hoops concept, to many people it was a far richer debate. Basically, you have people speaking from experienc...

    Blog | September 03, 2010