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  1. 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
  2. HoopIdea: tighten up timeouts

    Beckley Mason

    Jim Davis/Getty ImagesThere doesn't have to be so much standing around during NBA games. Back in February, Henry Abbott noticed that the last two minutes of close NBA games, when coaches tend to unload the timeouts they've hoarded throughout the sec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  3. NBA Today: Ric Bucher and David Thorpe

    Beckley Mason

    Forget taking a charge from LeBron James on a fastbreak, the most daunting experience in the NBA is interviewing Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich between quarters, especially when his team is down. ESPN's Ric Bucher joins Henry Abbott on the NBA To...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  4. NBA 411: Tank alert!

    Beckley Mason


    Blog | April 18, 2012
  5. The boy who cried "flop!"

    Beckley Mason

    HoopIdea is on the warpath to end flopping. After reading Henry Abbott's proposal on the topic, Kevin Pelton tweeted "I call my solution to ending flopping 'The boy who cried flop.'" Here's how the Basketball Prospectus guru would discourage flopping...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  6. Improving crunch time: Readers weigh in

    Beckley Mason

    A couple weeks ago, we asked you to help HoopIdea come up with some ways to make the last few minutes of NBA games more exciting and fast-paced. Henry Abbott proposed using FIBA's internationally adopted rules that restrict timeout opportunities to d...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  7. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Henry Abbott moonlighting as a book critic for the New York Times. He examines two basketball books by talented authors: one that goes to great length to drag a legendary player down, and another that goes a similar distance to present a near-mythic ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  8. Mavs in Finals, as luck would have it

    Beckley Mason

    Hey there! I'm Beckley Mason, founder of HoopSpeak, a TrueHoop Network blog, and I'm filling in for Henry Abbott today. You can follow me on Twitter here! A "gentleman's sweep." That's what they call it these days when one team knocks off another...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  9. What about Wade?

    Beckley Mason

    Beckley Mason is the founder of HoopSpeak, a TrueHoop Network blog, and filling in for Henry Abbott today. You can follow him on Twitter at @BeckleyMason. Over on "Heat Index," John Krolik makes the point that Dwyane Wade gets the benefit of the d...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Can Hollins forge a new path for Nets?

    Beckley Mason

    At this time last year, the question in Brooklyn was whether the Nets' old roster could stay healthy enough to make an impact in the postseason. Not whether they'd make it, mind you. That seemed a foregone conclusion after the team mortgaged its futu...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  11. Why Kyrie Irving won the NBA offseason

    Beckley Mason

    "The third year is a big year for a person in my position -- kind of on the cusp, on the fence between being good and great." That's Kyrie Irving, just before his disappointing 2013-14 season. Like just about everyone else, Irving saw himself in t...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  12. Let Melo walk

    Beckley Mason

    Since they won 54 games in 2012-13, every attempt at improvement by the New York Knicks has backfired. They reupped with J.R. Smith, who proceeded to have the worst season of his career. They made space for Metta World Peace and Andrea Bargnani, but ...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. Phase 1 of the Phil Plan: Complete

    Beckley Mason

    The New York Knicks' leadership articulated a strategy and successfully acted upon it. Phil Jackson hired Derek Fisher. Fisher may not have been Jackson's first choice, but on some level, that small victory is heartening for an organization that ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. Mike Woodson's long goodbye

    Beckley Mason

    After two and a half tumultuous years, Mike Woodson's term as New York Knicks head coach came to a close Monday morning. His dismissal ends what was, even by the Knicks' standards, a strange chapter in recent NBA history. Woodson's coaching reput...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  15. Better off Brook-less?

    Beckley Mason

    Despite going 33-15 since Jan. 1, the Brooklyn Nets will end the 2013-14 season with a worse record than they had last season. Still, these Nets were a success. If this season's team couldn't fully overcome a disastrous 10-21 start, it did accomplish...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  16. While you weren't sleeping

    Beckley Mason

    During his heyday, Michael Jordan reportedly slept only a few hours a night. It's a fact that's often used as evidence to prove Jordan was something other than human. While what he did on such little sleep was of course incredible, but the fact Jorda...

    Blog | March 04, 2014