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  1. That's a lot of injuries

    Henry Abbott

    A who's who of NBA players are on the shelf. A team made of Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Danny Granger, David Lee, Danilo Gallinari, Amare Stoudemire, and Lou Williams would contend. Instead all those players...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. Who runs the summer?

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images The NBA has reason to think beyond the Olympics -- but questionable right to keep players away. READ PART ONE: "Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?" The first time the NBA spoke in any detail about pulling back fro...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  3. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  4. Thanks, Coach Vogel. Now what?

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea began with the conviction that NBA basketball was the best game ever, but could be even better. To that end, we opened channels of communications to ESPN.com readers, to hear how they thought the game could be better. You know what they w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  6. It is good to be Goran

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport The Rockets' guard is playing his best ball with the playoffs, and free agency, around the corner. A recent conversation with Rockets guard Goran Dragic, by phone: In your win against Chicago, you had 21 points...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Football has a ton of trick plays. Fake punts, double reverses, running backs lobbing passes. I love all that stuff. There isn't too much of it in the NBA. Maybe the occasional oh-no-we're-not-really-calling-timeout-now basket attack. Or, pretty much...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. HoopIdea: More basketball in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a HoopIdea: Crunch-time basketball is fantastically exciting -- the peak entertainment of the sport. But the ball is dead a lot. Play stops for: Timeouts, of which there are too many, and which are too long. The referee's whistles, m...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "They play soccer on Thursdays, Denver's melting pot of footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru. It's a hodgepodge of muscular men, lithe ladies and one 6-foot-11 dude who somehow seems to fit in like he is 5-foo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Call me a cynic -- and David Kahn has, more than once -- but you can probably handicap this Timberwolves' coaching search simply by using one criteria: $$$ If they're willing to pay $4-5 million a year, the pick clea...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  12. Leandro Barbosa considering going overseas

    Henry Abbott

    Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images Leandro Barbosa has until the end of the month to opt-out -- if a lockout looks likely, he may. The Raptors' Leandro Barbosa was all smiles on Wednesday playing soccer in New York at former teammate Steve Nash...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. What good is parity?

    Henry Abbott

    Parity. The league needs parity. It is taken as gospel that having weak teams start the season out of the running for a title, and having a few teams take home all the rings, is trouble for any league, especially the NBA. It's even worse when you ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011