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  1. Tale of two cities: To tank or not?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Even as the Sixers maintain they aren't tanking, even they agree that whatever's happening in Philadelphia is not fun. Head coach Brett Brown recently said on "SportsCenter" that "the challenges are all over the place." Reigning rookie of the ye...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. NBA's new replay center will help game

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SECAUCUS, N.J. -- "I love this," said Joe Borgia, the NBA's senior vice president of replay and referee operations. Borgia and his team devised a true-false quiz on the NBA rulebook for a group of journalists and we were bricking question after qu...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. Is one trip to the free-throw line enough?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    I went looking for a photo of a free throw to accompany this story. Finding an appropriate image is tougher than you'd think. A search for "Free Throws NBA" on Getty Images yields about 25,000 results, the majority of which are close-ups of the in...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. NBA schedule leaves suspense out of sport

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Tom Haberstroh writes about how lack of rest for players harms the NBA product. I suggest you read that, given that it's good. Of particular interest (to me, possibly to you) is Tom's section on research done by the ever-sharp Neil Paine: "Brilian...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Go big?

    Henry Abbott

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

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Bring on the 4-pointers

    Henry Abbott

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

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. How Shane Battier would fix the NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

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    Blog | December 26, 2013
  17. 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