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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM: Dwight Howard has long coveted the Brooklyn Nets as his next landing spot, but after a summer filled with daily rumors of four-team trade proposals, the six-time All-Star has moved on from his Big Apple infatuation and is lo...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now has three days to answer simply with the formality of matching it....

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: The Beatles managed to stay together for 10 years (1960-70). If you believe some people, The Heatles might only stay together another 10 days (2010-present). When free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dw...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Memo to Carmelo Anthony: Drop your trade demand, commit to trying to win a championship in your final year in Denver with a very talented cast. Then sign with the Knicks as a free agent this summer. Knicks president...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: "Carmelo Anthony's reality show debuted last night on VH1, and perhaps it's no coincidence that ESPN released an article two hours later saying the Nuggets are finally listening to trade offers for their franc...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  7. 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
  8. Chet Walker on LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times caught up with Chet Walker, who played for the Nationals, Sixers and then Bulls in the 1960s and 70s. Walker, along with Oscar Robertson, once sued the NBA for merging with the ABA and limiting the number of employ...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets are pressing Carmelo Anthony for a long-term commitment, because if he declines a three-year, $65 million contract extension now on the table, the team must consider trading its leading scorer. Trade Melo?...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  10. 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
  11. The long goodbye to LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog, digests the news of draft night: So far this offseason, two LeBron-related realities have become clear. The first is that LeBron does not feel such a strong sense of loyalty towards Cleveland and the current Cavalier t...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: "Kevin Garnett was with the Celtics [team stats] last postseason, but it was much different. Garnett was his typically manic self during games, talking trash to opponents and offering instructions to teammates. But Ga...

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  13. When you have it all, what can free agency get you?

    Henry Abbott

    Salary cap expert Larry Coon makes a good point. It's entirely possible that, thanks to a wrinkle in the collective bargaining agreement, Kobe Bryant has reduced his own future NBA income by signing a three-year contract extension with the Lakers, in...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  14. The Next Generation of Sports Management and Ownership

    Henry Abbott

    Photo: John Marcus Adam Silver and Daryl Morey. The 2010 MIT Sloan Sports Conference is far bigger than in years past, with around 1,000 attendees and a waiting list of about 400. In its first three years it was at MIT ... this year it had to gra...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Various things not to like about a key crunch-time Cavaliers inbounds play. And, more not to like about a key crunch-time Blazers inbounds play. Roland Lazenby's new Jerry West book includes a passage about Magic Johnson's sex life, when West ran t...

    Blog | February 22, 2010
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Coming out of the break, the offense fell apart again, coming up empty through the final four minutes of a 104-95 loss to the Utah Jazz at Toyota Center on Tuesday. And with the frustration painfully obvious...

    Blog | February 17, 2010