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  1. TrueHoop TV: Charles Jenkins on draft day

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | June 24, 2011
  2. Powerbroker in action: Dan Fegan's draft day

    Henry Abbott

    "Kentucky point guard" has been nearly an automatic prefix to the name "John Wall" for the last year. Similarly, "Yale lawyer" is a phrase that tends to come before the name of his agent, Dan Fegan. Is Wall really defined by that school, or tha...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  3. Cavaliers: High Risk, High Reward

    Henry Abbott

    In the playoffs, a handful of front offices really sweat bullets. On draft day, they all do. Every single NBA front office knows that at this time of year there are opportunities galore. Draft day is one time when roster can be re-made most easily --...

    Blog | June 25, 2009
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Beaven of the Canton Repository: "Consider the Cavaliers open to anything as summer gets ready to heat up. That could mean a big trade or signing a key free agent. It could mean making a move on draft day later this week. What it means for...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  5. The Player to Root for on Draft Day

    Henry Abbott

    A lot of basketball fans are probably excited and curious to see the gamesmanship of draft day unfold. Where will big names like Ricky Rubio, Hasheem Thabeet and Stephen Curry will end up? Will Brandon Jennings' European foray pay dividends? What...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  6. Stephon Marbury Talking Points

    Henry Abbott

    As we embrace the notion of Stephon Marbury in Celtic Green, some reference points for your Marbury conversations: Ray Allen and Stephon Marbury were traded for each other on draft day 1996. Marbury was drafted fourth, by Milwaukee. Allen was draft...

    Blog | February 24, 2009
  7. Smart People Looking Back

    Henry Abbott

    Freakonomics on how John Hollinger's system of projecting PER is imperfect, but better than what NBA teams actually do on draft day.A sophisticated look at who had the best mock draft. I have always hated just tallying the number of correct picks in ...

    Blog | July 01, 2008
  8. Large First Cup of Draft Day Coffee

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Downey of The Chicago Tribune: "I know kids will be kids. I know Beasley has a frisky exuberance and humor. I know he and Derrick Rose are both mere lambs of 19. Unless you feel strongly that Beasley can turn out to be a superhuman scorer, ultim...

    Blog | June 26, 2008
  9. Almost Draft Day Trade Talk

    Henry Abbott

    Most of the talk is about Jermaine O'Neal reportedly being traded to the Raptors, or the Nuggets trading the Bobcats their 20th pick. (I have heard, as have many others, that the Nuggets were dead-set on picking Ty Lawson, and when Lawson rededicated...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  10. "Odenize" -- the Ad Campaign

    Henry Abbott

    Remember a while ago when a TrueHoop reader, all hopped up on draft day bliss, told us that thinking about Greg Oden, or "Odenizing," had helped him ward off tears in some tough situations? Well, that same term, to Odenize, made its way into this mus...

    Blog | November 05, 2007
  11. Draft Day Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chad Ford has updated the mock draft. Joakim Noah is now headed to Chicago, according to's Kelly Dwyer ranks front office honchos. (I totally overuse the word "honcho" but I'm not going to stop anytime soon. I love it. It means GM,...

    Blog | June 28, 2007
  12. Inside the War Room

    Henry Abbott

    A fascinating bit of video from inside the Raptors war room on draft day, in which Bryan Colangelo can be seen hustling like a madman trying to catch Marcus Williams as he slides through the first round. Fascinating on so many levels, but especially ...

    Blog | November 06, 2006
  13. Pacers Cut James White

    Henry Abbott

    Wow. They just traded for him on draft day, and gave him a guaranteed contract. The Pacers had a tough call to but somebody had to go. I'm hearing that the Stephen Jackson shootout changed the calculus a little, with a new emphasis on proven...

    Blog | October 30, 2006
  14. Not a Lot of Guys Can Kiss the Rim

    Henry Abbott

    But Dwight Howard can. Kind of scary. Remember, on draft day 2004 it was a huge toss-up: Howard or Emeka Okafor. Okafor has been great, but I don't think it's a toss-up anymore. I learned about this from a J.E. Skeets comment on FreeDarko....

    Blog | August 22, 2006
  15. Otis Smith Clears It All Up

    Henry Abbott

    Remember how crazy draft day was? So many players all hopping in and out of Portland's roster? It was hard to make any sense of it all. Very tough to keep in perspective. Thankfully, there are chats with Magic GM Otis Smith to further our ...

    Blog | August 17, 2006
  16. Scoreboard

    Henry Abbott

    by Kerry Seed of the MIGHTY Pacific Northwest, Recaps of last night's battle between draft day tradees, Brandon Roy and Randy Foye are here and here. Both men played hard. Bottom line: Blazers won....

    Blog | July 10, 2006