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  1. J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan first to receive flopping warnings

    Henry Abbott

    The Timberwolves' J.J. Barea and Cavaliers' Donald Sloan are the first players who have been identified as floppers under the NBA's new anti-flopping rule.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Staff of The Commercial-Appeal: The Grizzlies now have two Las Vegas summer league most valuable players on their roster. Second-year guard Josh Selby dominated the past week with his scoring and shared MVP honors with Portland rookie Damian Lillard....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Reports: Roy to join Timberwolves

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com news services Brandon Roy has reached a verbal agreement to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to multiple reports. The Oregonian newspaper first reported the agreement. The two sides agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal, accor...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  7. Fix tanking: The Sloan solution

    Henry Abbott

    It is universally acknowledged that there is something odd about teams being rewarded for playing badly, as we have discussed when HoopIdea first addressed tanking. But it's not a simple problem to solve. In that spirit, we present a number of differ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. Lakers, Spurs streak; 76ers struggle

    Henry Abbott

    A quick look at five of the most interesting statistical notes from Friday night ... 1-- The Los Angeles Lakers won their 19th straight game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the second-longest win s...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: Mike D'Antoni never stood a chance once Donnie Walsh left Madison Square Garden last June as a paid consultant under an unofficial gag order. Coach D'Antoni was tied to President Walsh in a rare demonstration of t...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer: What's wrong with Evan Turner? At least until this game against the Celtics, there has been something wrong with Turner, according to longtime Daily News writer Stan Hochman. On WIP-FM (94.1) Wednesday morning, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic General Manager Otis Smith said the list of teams who are still calling about the possibility of acquiring or "renting" Dwight Howard are down to "six to eight." "I'd say everybody in the league has called...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: Rajon Rondo's future in Boston continues to be a story line as a report last night indicated the team is shopping its point guard and an NBA source said the Celtics are "listening" to offers. An ESPN.com report sai...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times: As great as Jeremy Lin has been, as fantastic of a story his life is, the Linsanity phenomenon may have reached its apogee when talk began of adding him to the United States Olympic roster. Lin has shown himsel...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  14. Heat dunk-and-run to win

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Knicks tried to win with 3-point shooting. The Miami Heat took a simpler route-- dunking. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for all 10 of the Heat's dunks in Friday's win. Each had five for the game. The 10 dunks were the most tha...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman: He was as good as he has been all season Monday. The Thunder point guard had his way with the lowly Pistons in a 99-79 blowout. He created good looks. He made pretty passes. He snagged big rebounds. He played stifling ...

    Blog | January 24, 2012