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  1. The Sixers deserve better than cold water

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling, and the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic look like a couple of very respectable teams. Their collective success might even suggest that the phenomenon of tanking doesn't exist. After all, playing two of your firs...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. What's up with the Milwaukee Bucks?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike McGinnis/NBAE/Getty The Milwaukee Bucks don't believe in tanking, which makes them misguided -- or wonderful. There was a time when the Milwaukee Bucks lorded over the NBA's Central Division as perennial contenders. In the mid-1980s, Don Nelso...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  3. Imagine a game without free throws

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/GettyIn March, the Clips and Griz unintentionally took part in an exercise: basketball without free throws. Back in March, during the height of the 2013 playoff chase, the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies were jock...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Save April basketball

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Stephen Dunn/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Lakers and Rockets played one of Wednesday night's few meaningful games. LOS ANGELES -- Give the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets their due, the two teams played a frenetic, de facto playoff game. The Rockets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. The NBA's hurt locker

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty ImagesJust as their teams were hitting their strides, Marc Gasol and Ty Lawson went down.For a while, the Memphis Grizzlies were the Western Conference's most intriguing story. During the height of the season, they dealt their most prolifi...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: D-League president Dan Reed

    Kevin Arnovitz

    What makes a cool job? Here's one feature: Being empowered to come up with creative ideas and then implement them. D-League president Dan Reed has been the president of the D-League since 2007. Over that five-year tenure, he has overseen an ...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Coming soon: Ads on NBA jerseys

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LAS VEGAS -- Modernizing a game steeped in tradition is always a tricky course, but Thursday's NBA Board of Governors meeting in Las Vegas suggests that the league has grown increasingly comfortable with using technology and corporate sponsorship to ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. Where would Anthony Davis like to play?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Last week, we toyed with the idea of abolishing the NBA draft in an effort to address tanking and other inefficiencies in the way talent is distributed in the league. We used Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis as a case study because he's unan...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Why is there an 82-game schedule?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Nobody can really tell you -- not the NBA scheduler, those who work in the NBA offices in New York, nor historians of the game. Stuck on 82 NBA teams played 80 games each beginning in 1961-62. The league added a game in 1966-67, bringing the tota...

    Blog | October 27, 2011