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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: While the clock ticks toward 11:01 p.m. Tuesday night on the Wolves' pursuit of Nicolas Batum, Kevin Love's clock is ticking toward 2015 on David Kahn and Glen Taylor. Strong-armed into taking that four-year contract ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  3. 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 GM Survey offers insight into the thinking of executives around the league. This year the survey sends a strong message...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: "Larry Bird might have just saved his job. More important, though, the Indiana Pacers president, along with general manager David Morway, just made their long-irrelevant team about a thousand times more interesti...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail: "Chris Bosh heads to the Heat with no regrets. The former Toronto Raptors star was interviewed on The Fan 590 Tuesday afternoon and came off as a man with a clear conscience; casting his use of Twitter as his pri...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "There were those long arms, digging underneath Carlos Boozer, wrapping around the basketball, flinging it back toward redemption. There was that feathery touch, the ball lightly dropping through the rim, the s...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Zach Lowe of CelticsHub on Ray Allen's role in the run that broke the Heat: "Ray's value goes well beyond his three-point shooting percentage. And if you ever doubt that, you can do two things: 1) Look at Ray's plus/minus stats, which have been by f...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    For a guy coming clean, Gilbert Arenas sure has been a little loosey-goosey with the truth. For the first time in 19 games, the Suns win on TNT. Ben Wallace is not an All-Star, but it's worth noting that he's having a very special season nonethel...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  10. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Dirk Nowitzki vs. the Spurs. A killer shooting night, with a killer soundtrack. Thunder GM Sam Presti must cringe, just a little, at seeing Kevin Durant say this in the Oklahoman: "I always was a big Antoine Walker fan." Sam ...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  11. Carlos Boozer on Trades

    Henry Abbott

    In case you needed another sign that the Utah Jazz plan to keep Paul Millsap, here's Carlos Boozer, talking to ESPN Radio in Chicago (as transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews): Do you think you will be traded? Yeah I do. I had a talk with the...

    Blog | July 14, 2009
  12. The Back of the Envelope Guide to the Orlando Pro Summer League (...

    Henry Abbott

    It has been three weeks since we had NBA basketball to watch, and in a certain sense (does Michael Sweetney count?) it's back today. At 3 p.m. Eastern you can start watching the Orlando Pro Summer League for free online. Schedule and results, whe...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chatter that Amare Stoudemire might not be thrilled at the idea of becoming a Warrior. He has the option of becoming a free agent next season, so any team that would give up a lot to get him presumably would want his assurance that he'll consider...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Barkley's second favorite nickname, after the "Round Mound of Rebound:" "The Crisco Kid." I think "Ton of Fun" is pretty fantastic, too. Cub Buenning on SLAM's website, quoting Byron Scott about physical...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  15. Playoff Warmup Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Leaguewide Bullets These bullets would be a lot better, but I could not stop watching this. If that doesn't give you playoff fever, nothing will. About the NBA and research into referee bias. More to come on this topic next week. A nice break...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has dozens of real stories of young people overcoming the most dreadful kinds of childhood, with brutality, gangs, a lack of parents, and the like. For those NBA players, I have a question: Have you seen Slumdog Millionaire? Love to hear your...

    Blog | January 26, 2009