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  1. Now teaming up: Catapult and SportVU

    Tom Haberstroh

    Bummed out that injuries torpedoed your favorite team's playoff hopes this season? Wish we didn't have to see Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo in street clothes for most of the season? You're not alone. The NBA teams are right there with ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. NBA to players and refs: Watch out for heads

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA distributed a video starring Vice President of Referee Operations Joe Borgia discussing the league's "points of emphasis" for the 2014 playoffs. Things get pretty serious at about 13 minutes in, when Borgia says "we noticed this season th...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Abolish the NBA's conference system

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Shouldn't the playoffs be as competitive as possible? The NBA is operating as though this isn't the plan. The Dallas Mavericks are currently out of the playoffs with a 43-30 record. The Atlanta Hawks are on track to make the playoffs with a 31-40...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. The 4-point play

    Henry Abbott

    Is a 4-pointer in the NBA too crazy to consider? Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's president and vice president of basketball operations, respectively, see the appeal of the very long ball....

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. Go big?

    Henry Abbott

    NBA executives Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe discuss the idea of enlarging the court....

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. 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
  7. NBA execs: Tanking 'definitely a strategy'

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, acknowledges that losing games in the name of better draft picks -- commonly known as "tanking" -- is "definitely a strategy" for front offices. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  8. Bring on the 4-pointers

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Haberstroh has a HoopIdea for incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver....

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. Too many games hurt NBA's regular season

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is winning. It's already a "global money machine," according to Forbes, and new TV deals will only make that sweeter. Not to mention, it's fun! The NBA's young players include an embarrassment of promise -- not just "plenty years left" sta...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  10. How the draft lottery weakens the East

    Curtis Harris

    The current state of the Eastern Conference has been widely panned and rightfully so. As of Friday morning, only three East teams sit above .500, and the conference currently holds an overall win percentage of .442, which puts it on track for 36 wins...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  11. How Shane Battier would fix the NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

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    Blog | December 26, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Stan Van Gundy's HoopIdea to fix tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Tanking is a real problem in the NBA, even if the 76ers can beat the Heat once in a while. The issue was never, to our knowledge, that players weren't playing hard. Nor, generally, is the concern that coaches -- whose salaries tend to hinge on win...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  14. Jared Dudley: Why would you not tank?

    Henry Abbott

    Clipper Jared Dudley was on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein talking about tanking. The conversation kicked off with a discussion of a current GM's recent admission to ESPN the Magazine that he and his owner planned to tank. Some o...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. On behalf of skywalkers

    Henry Abbott

    But for the fact that it happened in preseason, this play is about as awesome as NBA basketball gets. Hats off to you, Mr. Glen Rice Jr. This unplanned, acrobatic, final-second, putback, game-extending psychoslam? This is precisely what people buy...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  16. Is the game over?

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times is a heavy-hitting paper, and a good chunk of its heaviest hitting comes in the Sunday Review section. It's not often about sports, but this past Sunday's cover is dominated by an enormous Rebecca Mock illustration of a baseball pl...

    Blog | September 30, 2013