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  1. Twitter on Bulls' hard fouls

    Beckley Mason

    [View the story "Hard fouls getting out of hand?" on Storify]...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  2. Not the Bulls defense you've heard about

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Joakim Noah anchors the NBA's fifth-best defense, but it has been nothing like as effective lately. You may have heard something about the Miami Heat's win streak, which has lasted since February 3. As the Bulls pr...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  3. Does the league still care about flopping?

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul, a candidate for MVP of flopping, hasn't been punished. The NBA began the season with a new rule against flopping, and the early indications were it made a difference. Since 2013 began, however, the NBA h...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Forbes: Michael Jordan still earns $80 million per year. David Thorpe goes in-depth to break down whether LeBron James or Kevin Durant is better (Insider). His analysis of James' defense includes this: "If a team wants to run a shooter off multiple...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tom Haberstroh on how Kobe's passing seems to impact the Lakers on both ends (Insider): "That 1-13 record when Bryant tallies three assists or fewer still means something, right? I mean, one win in 14 games! As usual with this Lakers team, it's reall...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. Shane Battier and the buzzer-beater problem

    Beckley Mason

    With just 1.3 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Miami Heat's Wednesday night win over the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James caught a pass and turned up court. But instead of trying a 70-foot heave as time expired, James took a leisurely...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  7. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Pelton says whoever takes over as head coach in Brooklyn will have his work cut out for him (Insider): "At an average age weighted for playing time of nearly 30, the Nets are the league's sixth-oldest squad. [Deron] Williams and Gerald Wallace ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    John Hollinger reflects on the aftermath of the James Harden trade in Oklahoma City (Insider): "Check out the plus-minus data and it seems much like old times: The Thunder's starting lineup still doesn't work, but when Martin combines with Nick Colli...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    NBA shooting coach sounds like a great gig, but expectations and job turnover are high. John Hollinger (Insider) takes a look at the Orlando Magic and finds more than the Dwight Howard deal to be concerned about, like Jameer Nelson's new three-year...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    ESPN's Larry Coon (Insider) compares each player's NBA Rank with his salary and discovers the following: "Just four teams were underpaid in 2011-12, according to the #NBArank scores of the top 12 players on each team. Leading the way was Oklahoma Cit...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  11. On display in preseason: new skills

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images DeAndre Jordan is among those showing off skills they lacked a year ago. The NBA preseason is like the first day of school -- everyone wants to see who got a new haircut, who grew, who no longer only wears swea...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Andre Drummond's strong preseason is changing the way people look at the Pistons. The same cannot be said for the majority of the players taken ahead of him. Kobe Bryant ends a long run as the guy GMs pick, in a survey, to take the last shot. The n...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    People talk about a franchise being "Player X's team," but does any one player dominate a franchise the way Carmelo Anthony has directed the Knicks? Tim Keown has a fascinating look at how Anthony has shaped the Knicks in a story for ESPN the Magazin...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both "Scorers," while James Harden is a "Playmaker." That's according to David Thorpe, who has a smart breakdown of how traditional positions like point guard and power forward are less tied to actual roles on t...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    What can Oklahoma City get for James Harden? On ESPN Dallas Radio, Mark Cuban says Jason Kidd won't have his number retired in Dallas: "'I've always said my prerequisite was that you played on a championship team for the Mavs. I'd say Jet's got a s...

    Blog | August 21, 2012