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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  2. NBA -- Contenders or pretenders?

    How seriously should we take the Blazers, Hawks, Mavs and Clippers?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  3. The evolution of Andrea Bargnani, and D

    Henry Abbott

    On Hardwood Paroxysm, James Herbert has a fascinating conversation with new Raptors coach Dwane Casey. Toronto had the 30th best defense in the NBA last year but is now 16th. No team has improved more, even though the Raptors made few personnel chan...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  4. Tyson Chandler agrees with Knicks

    Henry Abbott

    From Tim MacMahon, The ink on the four-year contract isn't dry yet, but free-agent center Tyson Chandler confirmed that he will sign with the New York Knicks. Chandler said Friday on ESPN 103.3's "Ben and Skin Show" that there w...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: This summer and fall, I spent 156 hours in some of New York's finest hotels. I did not sleep, or shower, or earn rewards points. I was not, in the vernacular of the service industry, a "guest." At times, I felt more...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Why now? Why would he step down now and leave new team CEO Alex Martins holding the bag, er, ball? Why in the name of keeping Dwight Howard would Bob Vander Weide step down from his longtime position as the Orlan...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  7. Tyson Chandler on Mavs talks: 'So far apart'

    Jeff Caplan

    During the first week of July, Dallas Mavericks free agent center Tyson Chandler provided a candid interview with us and left the impression that he is excited to explore the wonders of free agency for the first time in his 10-year career. One mon...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dale Kasler of The Sacramento Bee: "The owners of the Sacramento Kings have surrendered controlling interest in their Las Vegas casino, in a deal that they say improves their finances considerably. After months of negotiations, the Maloof family anno...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 5 was all about The Four Js. Three Mavericks. Four Js. That is Mavs guards Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea, for all of you scoring along at home. And that unlikely trio, at least in t...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune: "This is a familiar storyline to the Bay Area, and a recent one, too: A franchise stuck in a playoff drought just hired a first-time coach who happens to be a former player and licensed minister. Let's hope Mark Jack...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Paraphrasing three NBA insider types upon hearing about Donnie Walsh: And we thought this was a serious business, where working hard, knowing basketball and making good decisions would help you get ahead. Feels more like a billionaire's plaything. ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "There have been great performances in Mavericks history -- Nowitzki has a majority of them. But there have been few truly memorable shots. Popeye Jones against the Utah Jazz, the basket that trumpeted th...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals gave us the answer. Q -- Who stops Dirk for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Let's see now: The Thunder ran Serge Ibaka at him, then Nick Collison, and after that it w...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Friday night could be a big moment in Mavericks' history. Here's why: If the Oklahoma City Thunder can win Game 6 of its series with Memphis , it will push that franchise into the Western Conference finals aga...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Two years out of Wake Forest, Teague has become a flash point for Hawks' fans. Some feel he's the point guard of the future and has been poorly served by two different head coaches. Pragmatists ask i...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "The Grizzlies didn't just defeat the Spurs -- the final was 104-86 -- they overpowered them with a breathtaking second-half run that made surrender seem like the only logical option. 'The second half was just ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011