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  1. Back to the future for the 76ers

    Henry Abbott

    The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Houston Rockets second-in-command Sam Hinkie as their new president of basketball operations and general manager. Hinkie is a highly regarded behind-the-scenes NBA mind who has put in the work on every fron...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  2. Looking ahead: Playoff matchups at a glance

    Henry Abbott

    They're lurking. This time of year strategy can get really weird, with all kinds of stuff happening besides every team trying to win every game. Some teams are out of the playoffs and tanking. Some teams are trying like hell just to make the playo...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic continued their front-office housecleaning Monday, firing Adonal Foyle after two seasons as the team's director of player development. Foyle, 37, played two seasons for the Magic and also was in...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald: LeBron James gave the Heat a performance to remember. And then paused to give a 7-year-old boy a gift he won't soon forget. James walked off the court Monday night at the Prudential Center shoeless moments afte...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: The last two weeks have added several chapters to Rondo's magical mystery tour. He was suspended for two games for throwing the ball at a referee. He participated in his third career All-Star Game. He had a bizarre 0-...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Worst fears of the lockout? Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler points out injuries have already taken a massive toll on this season. Another sign of the lockout: Matt Bonner outscoring Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki combined. Rip Hamilton was famously...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "Within a span of four months, Rick Welts quit his front-office job with the Phoenix Suns, packed for a move to Sacramento, where his partner lives, and on Tuesday accepted a job as president of the Golden State W...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Heat forward LeBron James took criticism from fans for skipping the pregame introductions Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many felt James was avoiding facing the fans of his former team,...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Gilbert Arenas hater. In fact, as a columnist I've found him to be completely engaging, often delightful even after losses or in difficult times. Last summer we stood in Nordstrom ...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "It's taken a while -- OK, more than three months of the season -- but the Lakers are starting to see why they got Ron Artest in the first place. He played tight defense Sunday against Paul Pierce and drew a s...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The Hawks won their 10th game of the nascent season Wednesday night. In 2004-05, this franchise managed 13 victories over 82 games. A team once so far down it had to improve to get lousy is now, with...

    Blog | November 19, 2009