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  1. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen A. Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "A show of hands from anyone who can definitively point to a single individual on the Sixers' roster who matters and appears more interested in the team's achievements than his own accomplishments? Thoug...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remind me again why Manu Ginobili isn't up there near the top of the desirable free agent list? It's a big hoops debate: To foul or not to foul when up three. On video, several Washington Wizards talk it out. Just as it's hard to get basketball peo...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal: "Less than a week after the Grizzlies introduced Allen Iverson as the most significant free-agent acquisition in franchise history, the 34-year-old guard left Tuesday for Europe on an eight-day Reebok pro...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "If the Miami Heat is being used for leverage when it comes to Lamar Odom's free-agent negotiations with the Los Angeles Lakers, it is safe to say it is a willing participant. While the Heat i...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  6. Warriors' Big Offer to Elton Brand

    Henry Abbott

    Janny Hu of the San Francisco Chronicle: Flush with cap space after Davis' sudden exit, the Warriors have offered free agent Elton Brand a five-year deal worth between $85 and $90 million, according to league sources. ... The Clippers had offered Br...

    Blog | July 02, 2008
  7. Steve Kerr Grades the Off-Season

    Henry Abbott

    At Yahoo! Sports, Steve Kerr is grading off-season makoevers. He says the free agent signings will take years to judge. In a year or two, many of the teams who signed players to huge deals will be desperately trying to dump their salaries. Other pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2005
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle: Will the toast of Broadway become toast in Houston? His team, the New York Knicks, had until midnight Tuesday to decide whether he would still be their Linderella. (The promise I made the other day not to engage...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: As the NBA prepares to belatedly open team training camps Friday, there is one cautionary lockout tale that still resonates years later. Fans dread it could happen to a player on their favorite ...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This will ruin your whole day. Honestly, you won't get anything else done. A cool tool -- mess with it a little, you'll see -- basically letting you quickly sort through every slam in dunk contest history. The best ones are across the top of the char...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "With each Carmelo Anthony sky-walking, up-and-under layup in traffic, it's easy to forget that Melo won't be doing this much longer in powder blue. Anthony has thrived this preseason -- Thursday, he tallied 30 po...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  12. GMs picking against LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty Images General managers predict Kevin Durant will be the 2010-2011 MVP. Every preseason, the NBA.com GM Survey offers insight into the thinking of executives around the league. This year the survey sends a strong message...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com: "Phil Jackson has officially signed a contract to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. The 11-time NBA champion coach announced on July 1 that he would return for what he called "the last stand for me" but it took...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck and Mark Viera of The New York Times: "League officials are projecting a net loss of $370 million for the just-completed season and are seeking a radical overhaul of the collective bargaining agreement. David Stern reiterated those points...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com: "If the Celtics' offseason forecast was deemed cloudy from all the uncertainty surrounding the team's future, news that Doc Rivers will return to the Boston bench next season is the sun potentially breaking through. ...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times: " 'It's a process,' Bulls general manager Gar Forman was saying Wednesday. Actually, no, it's not. Building a team is not even close to being a process. Not here. Not now. You get LeBron James, it's an earthqu...

    Blog | June 24, 2010