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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. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times: The Milwaukee Bucks are obviously happy to have acquired Samuel Dalembert. The feeling is apparently mutual. Marc Cornstein, Dalembert's agent, said he had a brief conversation with his client after the veteran cent...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: This summer and fall, I spent 156 hours in some of New York's finest hotels. I did not sleep, or shower, or earn rewards points. I was not, in the vernacular of the service industry, a "guest." At times, I felt more...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: The names Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller have been floated around of late as potential pieces leaving the Heat, whether in a trade, or in the case of Miller, by simply being waived to take advantage of the financi...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Friday night could be a big moment in Mavericks' history. Here's why: If the Oklahoma City Thunder can win Game 6 of its series with Memphis , it will push that franchise into the Western Conference finals aga...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: "This is why LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, why he teamed up with Dwyane Wade in Miami. For this night. For this noise. For this opponent. For this feeling. The Heat's Big 3-led powerhouse was formed with...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "How are you going to build a franchise around a player who has spent six years here without one defining moment? The answer is, you can't. And when the Lakers responded to Tuesday's Internet buzz by saying the...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 2010 NBA free agency: A timeline

    Henry Abbott

    Bookmark this post -- it won't follow every twist and turn, but it will provide an evolving one-stop synopsis, rich with links, to the important meetings, developments and signings of the summer of 2010. July 9 The Bulls reportedly sign Kyle K...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    You ever wonder where NBA nicknames come from? There's actually a minor deity that creates them from scratch, and bestows them in dramatic fashion. Not all assists are created equal. If I draw a double-team in the lane, and shovel a pass to an unco...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Sherrington of The Dallas Morning News: "After Houston and UCLA played the Astrodome in 1968, before the biggest crowd to watch a college basketball game, a record that held for 14 years, the college game would never be the same. Question: Now ...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  14. Utah tells Dallas: Boozer better than tax relief

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Utah general manager Kevin O'Connor loudly insisted Monday that those of us who presume that the Jazz will do anything they can to get under the luxury-tax line between now and June 30 have it way wrong. The Dallas Mavericks got t...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  15. Ten weeks in: Ten questions for Wayne Winston

    Henry Abbott

    Wayne Winston is a professor at Indiana University and for nine years was Mark Cuban's stat guru for the Dallas Mavericks. Winston's book "Mathletics" explains much of his work -- complete with formulas and spreadsheets. In a series of interviews at ...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  16. Is Chris Paul happy? We asked him

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Surely you've heard the suggestion that the free-agent obsession for fans and media pests, as soon as we get past the Summer of LeBron, will be Chris Paul's potential availability in the summer of 2012. Chris Paul has heard the ta...

    Blog | December 25, 2009