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  1. Oh, Dieng

    Henry Abbott

    Gorgui Dieng hasn't played much, but now that Nikola Pekovic is hurt, David Thorpe says Dieng is a total game-changer for the Timberwolves....

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. Playing too much to win it all?

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE/Getty Images If heavy minutes hurt title chances, Kevin Durant and the Thunder are in trouble. Nine seasons and counting. That's how long it has been since an NBA player won a title after playing more than 3,000 minutes in...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Jeremy Lin, all in

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty ImagesOn the nights he performs best, Jeremy Lin lacks any instinct for self preservation.Jeremy Lin played out of his mind for 26 games last season and became a global sensation. Then he got hurt and missed the rest of the s...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. Heavy minutes hurt title chances

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Jae C. HongIron men: Kobe Bryant and Luol Deng play heavy minutes, which may hurt their teams in June. Let's say you are asked to make a huge presentation -- the most important of your year, and maybe your career -- in June. What can you...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "Amar'e Stoudemire could be hurt financially if the NBA season is shortened due to the lockout, but pushing back the start of the season would do wonders for his physical well-being. Stoudemire has not fully re...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets and Nene are playing a dangerous game of chicken that needs to end before both parties get hurt. Nene would be dumb to walk out those arena doors as a free agent. The Nuggets would be stupid to let him go....

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  9. How many minutes can Dirk Nowitzki play?

    Henry Abbott

    Obviously, its tough to expect him to play the entire game. That would surely hurt his productivity in this game and the rest of the series. However ... if I were Rick Carlisle, in addition to tinkering with his backup, I'd be asking my star to pu...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. Nothing hurts like driving to the rim

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could be adding years to their careers by playing together. Dirk Nowitzki is putting the ball on the floor and finishing hard at the rim. He's as mobile as ever. NBA players at this sta...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Is crunch time really so damned important? Darius Soriano of Forum Blue and Gold: "After the game, everyone had an opinion on Kobe's ankle injury. Most of the Hornets players (plus coach Monty Williams) said that Kobe really wasn't that hurt, essen...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  12. You don't know Jack about crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Zelevansky/NBAE/Getty Images Sport Jarrett Jack missed every shot before Chris Paul gave him the ball with the game on the line. I have called Kobe Bryant a crunch-time ballhog whose relentless gunning down the stretch hurts the Lakers. I have...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  13. A victory for basketball, if not the soul

    Henry Abbott

    David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images Keeping things squarely in the realm of entertainment. David Thorpe made the best point: Nobody got hurt. Laws were generally followed. There were no effigies burned. No riots. No batteries thrown. It was no small ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "Kings forward Omri Casspi said Thursday he was 'hurt' after learning that a mural featuring his likeness was defaced with a swastika. The incident at 16th and R streets in midtown Sacramento is being investigated...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  15. Defense wins championships

    Henry Abbott

    The math here makes my head hurt a little (even though it's simple, really -- I'm just that dumb) but basically an analysis of a half-century's worth of title-winners shows that being a little better on defense increases your chance of winning rings ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald: "He's old. He's tired. He's hurt. He's got more miles on him than Al Gore's Gulfstream. He's Willis Reed. He's Willie Mays, circa 1973. He's David Ortiz, circa six weeks ago. He's playing in slow motion, with his ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010