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  1. 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
  2. The scrappiest players in the game

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport Joakim Noah has battled (this time with Elton Brand) his way to the scrappy crown. On Friday, we asked you to vote on the scrappiest players in the NBA. More 11,000 of you (in New Jersey they round up and call tha...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan of the The Philadelphia Inquirer: "I caught up with Elton Brand before tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Here's what he said about Jalen Rose's documentary comments, as well as his follow-up Tweet that 'I didn't say anything...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  4. Instant gratification delayed for Blake Griffin and the Clippers

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz With all the superlatives being thrown Blake Griffin's way since his explosive Summer League debut in July, it's easy to miss what he represents most profoundly to fans of the Los Angeles Clippers. For everything they've heard ab...

    Blog | October 27, 2009
  5. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Howard Beck revisits 1995, when replacement refs took to the hardwood and the grass was vividly greener for the players: "The games got messy. The players got antsy. They wanted their old referees back - the same ones ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  6. Can Lou Williams Hold Down the Point for the Sixers?

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Andre Miller's departure from Philadelphia left a vacuum at the point guard for the Sixers. The team selected UCLA point-leaning-combo guard Jrue Holiday with its first round draft pick, and has now named 22-year-old, fif...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  7. The Clippers Find A Willing Taker

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The last time Quentin Richardson was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, the Clips were a promising, young squad that included Elton Brand, Corey Maggette, Bobby Simmons and Chris Wilcox. Next week, Richardson will be shipp...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  8. Clippers Drafting for a Different Kind of Need

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Los Angeles Clippers probably don't deserve the top pick in the upcoming draft, not after piling up 61 losses in disreputable fashion, but they need the pick just the same. It's not that the Clippers lack talent -...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  9. Pound Sterling

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz More details have emerged on Clippers owner Donald Sterling's tirade in the Clippers locker room following the Clips' Monday night home loss against San Antonio: Sterling, according to the sources, blasted play...

    Blog | March 07, 2009
  10. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Pau Gasol steps up, Elton Brand steps aside, and the Continental Basketball Association steps away. Step inside the TrueHoop Network for more: Kurt Helin of Forum Blue & Gold: "I've said before that I don't think there i...

    Blog | February 06, 2009
  11. Elton Brand's Bad News

    Henry Abbott

    A little more than two years ago, Elton Brand was such a dominant and fantastic basketball player that an anonymous NBA scout told Sports Illustrated: "If the Lakers offered Kobe Bryant for Brand, I would tell owner Donald Sterling not to do it...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  12. Baron Davis Has Buyer's Remorse

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz How much of Baron Davis' homecoming to Los Angeles was predicated on Elton Brand's presence on the left block remains a mystery. Davis has been politic when asked about whether Brand left him in the lurch by signing wit...

    Blog | December 29, 2008
  13. Digging Through the Archives

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Steve Francis to the Grizzlies. There's some poetic symmetry to it, isn't there? For a refresher on why this trade closes a circle, check out this Washington Post column by Michael Wilbon published just hours aft...

    Blog | December 26, 2008
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News: "Can we talk? Can we ask whoever insists on asking Maurice Cheeks to compare the arrival of Elton Brand with the arrival of Moses Malone in 1982-83? There is no comparison. None. When the Sixers acquired Ma...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  15. "Just Business" Isn't Always Classy

    Henry Abbott

    They say it all the time. "It's just business." That's an NBA phrase that encompasses a wide range of behavior, from strategic and smart to downright callous. In today's New York Times, Jonathan Abrams (you might remember him from the Los Angeles Tim...

    Blog | October 13, 2008
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Cold! Some statistical analysis showing that the Hornets ought to improve merely by getting rid of Jannero Pargo.Mike Dougherty of The Journal News: "The part-time movie producer [Elton Brand] is kind of relishing the possibility of playing the bad g...

    Blog | August 19, 2008