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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: The revamping Mavericks agreed to contract terms Monday night with free agent guard O.J. Mayo, the third pick of the 2008 draft. Mayo, 24, tweeted the news at about 10:30 p.m., saying "I will be signing with ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: With center Marcus Camby choosing to return to New York, the Rockets agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Knicks on Monday, acquiring guard Toney Douglas, forward Josh Harrellson and center Jerome Jordan,...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: Brandon Roy will be back playing at the Rose Garden next season. It just won't be with the Trail Blazers. Nearly seven months after leaving the game because of concern over his degenerative knees, Roy is making a comebac...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  6. Report: Rockets offer Lin four-year deal

    Henry Abbott

    The Houston Rockets plan to offer a contract to New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin on Wednesday, according to a report by The New York Post. Lin The Post, citing a league source, reports the Rockets will offer Lin a backloaded deal worth roughly ...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "Carmelo Anthony strolled into the Pepsi Center about an hour and 15 minutes before the game that could turn out to be his last -- or very close to his last -- in a Nuggets uniform. And there seemed to be a component...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  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. It's good to be the king

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern likes to say that he works for the owners. And on paper he does, but things are often different in practice. For instance, in March 2009, as Marc Stein reported at the time, the league sent owners a memo making a request: Don't talk pu...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  12. The business of owning an NBA team in 2010

    Henry Abbott

    For most of my life, the general consensus has been that owning an NBA team was one of the sweetest deals out there. Almost no matter what you did, you would make money. Even the Clippers were in the dough! Even if you had to dig in your pockets now ...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Rahat Huq of Red94: "Tyreke Evans became just the fourth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists during his rookie season. The achievement conjured memories of Steve Francis who was often lauded for his averages of 20-6...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  14. David Thorpe on the trading of Kevin Martin

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images The Rockets have been needing a scorer; Kevin Martin is one of the most efficient in NBA history. David Thorpe has been training Kevin Martin every summer in person, and on the phone day in and day out, since Mar...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  15. T-Mac Ten Pack

    Henry Abbott

    Chris McGrath/NBAE/Getty Images Tracy McGrady's not the same player he used to be, but he's also not useless. Ten things to know about Tracy McGrady, on the day that he has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the New York Knicks. 1. The big ...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Parker has plantar fasciitis, a condition with the potential to hang around and cause trouble for a very long time. Many say the only real cure is extended rest. And there's evidence Parker's various injuries has been a major factor in the Spurs...

    Blog | February 18, 2010