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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press: "Few will raise their voices if Richard Hamilton is traded. It won't trigger the volatile reaction of when Chauncey Billups was dealt for Allen Iverson in 2008. The Pistons were good then -- not 12-26 -- and far ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "On game night inside BJK Akatlar Arena -- home court of Allen Iverson's new team, the Besiktas Cola Turka Black Eagles -- the image of Iverson hysteria is pure and true, but the arena seats 3,200 in a city of...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen A. Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "It's been a difficult week, folks! I'll just put it out there. After revealing what's been heard for years about Allen Iverson's drinking and penchant for the casinos, I've received the kind of beatdown...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Rajon Rondo is an amazingly quick and long athlete, with a tenacious approach to defense and a nose for the ball. He often uses those qualities to leave his man and create havoc on defense. But leaving your man is a double-edged sword. Here's a tidy ...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  5. Tim Donaghy, disgraced NBA official, sticks to story: Biases help...

    Henry Abbott

    At times, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was vague in an interview Monday about his role in gambling on NBA games.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2009
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger: "Firing Lawrence Frank now is like throwing the captain of the Titanic overboard after it hit the iceberg. Why bother? To borrow the famous quote from Micheal Ray Richardson, the ship be sinking anyway. The Nets kept ...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Reid of The Times Picayune: "In the locker room after Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans General Manager/Coach Jeff Bower had his players gather around him. He told them they gave a good effort, but he was caught ...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  8. The Great NBA Swap Meet

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Yesterday, we made mention of Brett Hainline's swap machine, which uses a player's offensive and defensive efficiency ratings to determine how swapping one player out for another would improve your team's overall ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Barbara Barker of Newsday: "I can understand why the Celtics might find the idea of Stephon Marbury enticing. Rajon Rondo's game last night against the Knicks was limp at best, and Boston definitely could use more talent at guard. Still, as coach aft...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "For most, being left open on an NBA floor is the result of an offensive play properly run. Udonis Haslem sees it a bit differently. To him, being left unaccounted for is dismissive. He used to consider that so i...

    Blog | November 20, 2008
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "Mike D'Antoni pulled off a rare feat on Tuesday by calling out Eddy Curry for being out of shape and unproductive and creating his own backcourt controversy. Even at his Machiavellian best, Jeff Van Gundy coul...

    Blog | October 23, 2008
  12. Gunner's Delight: Winners Fire Away

    Henry Abbott

    Inspired by a statistic TNT showed last night, TrueHoop reader Ari did a little legwork and came up with a list of teams that most loved shooting three-pointers last season. It's not about total number of three-pointers shot, it's about what percenta...

    Blog | October 31, 2007
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "The Hip Hop Helen of Troy," Carmen Bryan, is about to publish a book detailing her passionate exploits with Nas, Jay-Z, Allen Iverson and more. It's due out after Thanksgiving, but what is reportedly an excerpt from that book is floating a...

    Blog | November 10, 2006
  14. Non-Playoff Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Jaynes says the Blazers are making progress towards a sale but it could still take a year to complete. A new general manager, however, is likely soon, he writes. CelticsBlog hits a home run with this one: "If anyone is reading from th...

    Blog | May 09, 2006
  15. The Olympic Team--My Twelve from Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    The word is out about who is in the mix for the U.S. Basketball team that will convene, in various forms, every summer between now and the U.S. Olympics. At the moment, according to USA Basketball's official website, there are 23 players on the team...

    Blog | March 06, 2006
  16. 82 Games Player +/- Duo Rankings: Plenty of Stars Missing

    Henry Abbott

    When Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince are both on the floor, the Pistons outscore other teams by 400+ points. That makes them, as of today, the most effective duo in the league. 82 games has an updated list of the best duo on each team. It's amaz...

    Blog | February 09, 2006