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  1. Talking honestly about tanking

    Royce Webb

    Adam Silver is the HoopIdea commish, and that's a very good thing for the NBA and its fans. As your new NBA editor Henry Abbott wrote this weekend, the buzzword in the NBA is innovation. Another hot buzzword from Silver: transparency. Silver u...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  2. Let the players decide the game

    Royce Webb

    The OKC Thunder might feel ashamed Thursday. But as Robin Williams said to Matt Damon, "It's not your fault. It's not your fault. It's not your fault. It's not your fault." Yes, it's hard to blame the players for intentionally fouling Houston ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  3. It's time to end intentional fouls

    Royce Webb

    A few questions about intentional fouls in the NBA: Are they good for the game? No. Would the game be better if players were intentionally fouled more? Of course not. Would the game be better if players were intentionally fouled less? Yes...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. When tankers tell the truth

    Royce Webb

    NBA teams have been tanking for decades to improve their draft position (and for other reasons), and NBA insiders have talked about tanking for decades -- in fact, over the years the NBA itself has recognized the potential for tanking and dealt with ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  5. How to fix goaltending

    Royce Webb

    Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images According to David Stern, this missed call might end up changing the game for the better. Credit where it's due for this HoopIdea -- David Stern. Just a few weeks after the NBA acknowledged that an official i...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  6. Falling down on the job

    Royce Webb

    Why do we have flopping? Because it's rewarded. Because falling down gets you wins. How do we know? Because the league's most prominent floppers are a who's who of MVP candidates, All-Stars and NBA champions. No rules committee brought us...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  7. Mavs make basketball fun

    Royce Webb

    Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images Action. Ball movement. Speed and creativity. Basketball at its best. Monday night the Dallas Mavericks demonstrated what HoopIdea is all about. In a word ... fun. The game flowed, back and forth. The ball moved...

    Blog | March 21, 2012