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  1. Watch your back, Clippers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesIf the Clippers aren't careful, they might find themselves looking up at the competition for Chris Paul.ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard is reporting that Chris Paul is unhappy that the dismissal of Vinny Del Negro as...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  2. Is MIT Sloan now the majority party?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Courtesy of Samantha Yanofsky In a few short years, MIT Sloan has gone from "What's that?" to "Who's Who." Two years ago at the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, an NBA player agent was spotted roaming the halls of the Boston C...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  3. Thursday night game bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    With Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki not dressed, and the Grizzlies waiting on Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis, the Memphis-Oklahoma City and Dallas-Golden State games didn't reveal anything monumental, but there were still a few takeaways from the acti...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Fix Tanking: Ditch the draft

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike Stobe/NBAE/Getty Images We know it's pretty. We know it's fun. But the draft isn't good for the NBA. A couple of weeks ago, thousands of med school graduates logged onto the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website to find out where t...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. Jeremy Lin storms your living room

    Kevin Arnovitz

    As fortune would have it, the New York Knicks will headline Sunday's national television schedule when they square off against the reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Basketball fans wrapped up in the Linsanity will tune i...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  6. Volume shooters and political yard signs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If you're a sports fan who enters the field as a professional, it won't be long before you confront some unsettling realities and your fandom is turned upside-down. An intern in an NBA front office might discover that the team he lived and died wi...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  7. Sounding the whistle on referee analytics

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When Jon Wertheim was researching his new book, "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won," someone associated with NBA officiating told him, "There's a code that when the game steps up, we step down." Cod...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  8. Sitting in the first chair: Nancy Lieberman

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jason Merritt/Getty Images In transition: Nancy Lieberman The presence of basketball has been as prominent in the life of Nancy Lieberman as any person over the past 35 years. At age 17, she was tapped to be a member of the U.S. National team and h...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Jeremy Lin makes good

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Bay Area's newest rock star is Jeremy Lin, an undrafted rookie guard from Harvard whose primary resume item until recently was being the first player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals. The Dall...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LeBron James shoots 76.9 percent from the stripe. How much better would the Cavs be if he could get his free-throw shooting up to an 85 percent clip? Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post on Dwyane Wade's performance against the Magic last night: ...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  13. Will coaches listen to stat heads?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Photo: John Marcus Mark Cuban and Avery Johnson It's one thing for an NBA organization to commit itself to collecting and analyzing advanced statistics, but it's quite another to get the coaching staff to buy in. Zach Lowe of Celtics Hub attended...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  14. Not exactly the Dallas Mavericks

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Dallas Mavericks have a lot of things going for them -- depth at every position, strong team defense, an experienced group of professionals -- but their most valuable asset is indisputably Dirk Nowitzki. Thursday night against Phoenix, Nowitzk...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  15. Seven questions for 2010

    Kevin Arnovitz

    One of the simple ways of experiencing basketball is by talking about it with people who share your love of the game. One of the people I enjoy rapping with is John Krolik of Cavs the Blog and SLAM Online. The best conversations are the ones that pro...

    Blog | December 30, 2009