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  1. The Sixers deserve better than cold water

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling, and the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic look like a couple of very respectable teams. Their collective success might even suggest that the phenomenon of tanking doesn't exist. After all, playing two of your firs...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Who's ready to be an NBA head coach?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    What does an NBA head coaching candidate look like in 2013? A few new trends have emerged in the coaching ranks, namely the Rise of the Video Kids (see Spoelstra, Erik; Vogel, Frank), but most hires in the NBA follow a well-trodden path. Owners a...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  3. The 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's time to roll out the 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Let's introduce this year's contestants: Arturo Galletti is back again, representing the Wages of Wins school of basketball analytics. He's an electrical engineer by trade and and wo...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2013

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to Year 7 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  5. Pau Gasol vs. the system

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Harry How/NBAE/Getty Images Pau Gasol is calling for the ball in the post. Will Mike D'Antoni answer? Last Friday in Memphis, two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol found himself banished to the bench for the entire fourth quarter. Gasol was struggling to...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  6. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Many NBA teams divvy up minutes to young players based on which guys have guaranteed contracts. Sometimes this results in more promising and/or productive players getting buried on the depth chart behind someone the front office and coaching staff fe...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League: The We...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty Images Thomas Robinson, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard will headline the Las Vegas Summer League. The Las Vegas Summer League is the Sundance Film Festival of basketball. It's an unofficial industry conclave, a place where the best you...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  8. Rick Welts' winning streak

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Alex J. Berliner/ABImages Rick Welts: "I have to be part of this dialogue in men's team sports going forward." Momentum isn't just a phenomenon on the floor or in the flow of a seven-game series. By virtually every account, the NBA enjoyed one of i...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  9. Steve Nash and the rebuilding question

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire Steve Nash is a legend in Phoenix. Is he also an impediment to the Suns' rebuilding process? If you're not contending, then you're rebuilding. Many front office execs in sports accept this maxim as an article of fai...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  10. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tom Haberstroh of Hardwood Paroxysm looks at which players produced the least amount of value relative to their salaries last season: "The cases of Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, and Michael Redd illustrate the devastating effects that a serious injury can...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  11. We're No. 2! (Western Conference edition)

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images A compelling case can be made for -- and against -- the Thunder as the West's No. 2 power. When the final 2009-10 regular season was played on April 14, five games separated the seven teams that finished behind the Lo...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tracy McGrady isn't winning friends and influencing people during his job search. There's a certain irony to McGrady's behavior: Teams seem confident that McGrady is healthy enough to contribute as an important piece off the bench, but his off-puttin...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If Chris Paul demands his way out of New Orleans, should he be subject to the same vitriol LeBron James has received? Should the fact that Chris Paul is a point guard color our perception of his desire to play with a better supporting cast? Should Pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  14. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images DeMar DeRozan and Austin Daye will be back for another go at in Las Vegas. Summer League rosters feature a broad range of stories. You have the high lottery pick who is here to put on a show. You also have the guy ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How many of the Celtics' "Big 4" need to produce in order for the Celtics to be successful? Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus breaks down the Celtics' postseason results by examining single game scores for Garnett, Allen, Pierce and Rondo and mea...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  16. Amare Stoudemire responds

    Kevin Arnovitz

    After the Phoenix Suns' 118-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Amare Stoudemire defiantly rejected any suggestion that he phoned it in during the Suns' pair of losses in Los Angeles. How could anyone quest...

    Blog | May 24, 2010