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  1. Recent play of top draft prospects

    Henry Abbott

    The four NCAA freshmen who define the top of 2014 NBA draft -- Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle -- have each faced recent challenges. Chad Ford on who emerges looking best....

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  2. Epic trade deadline

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford predicts an "epic trade deadline" because of this NBA season's strange set of circumstances where many teams are tanking, and thus are willing to part with talented players....

    Blog | February 03, 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. When Derek Fisher won his job

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson came to the Lakers in 1999 with a hard-won reputation for preferring big guards. Meanwhile, the point guard he found in L.A., Derek Fisher, wasn't just little, but he was also, up to that point, not known as a shooter. Looking back no...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. Accidental tankers

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Mag...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. Amin Elhassan told you so

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan predicted the Pistons offense would be terrible and the Pacers would win the East. And he's sticking to his prediction Kobe Bryant won't be meaningfully back anytime soon....

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  7. John Stockton is good at almost everything

    Henry Abbott

    The legendary Utah Jazz point guard can nail a clutch 3, run like the wind and protect toddlers from wildcats. Tougher, for the Hall-of-Famer, however: driving dump trucks, keeping his Toyota Corolla insured and reading fine print....

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  8. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  9. Tanking pollutes competition

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Competitors doing everything they can to win make sports great. It's a wonderful time for the NBA, with young stars all over the league, an impressive collection of contenders and fascinating storylines from coast to coast....

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: Rookie of the Year

    Henry Abbott

    Our Summer Forecast panel of voters says Victor Oladipo has the inside track, but David Thorpe says you also have to consider Michael Carter-Williams....

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  11. TrueHoop TV: Strauss rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss on who'll win the West, when the Lakers will be back in the Finals and which NBA player he'd pick to help decorate his home. ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  13. Brandon Paul's game

    Henry Abbott

    Heading into the draft, Illinois guard Brandon Paul has drawn plenty of interest -- the list of teams he has worked out for includes the Spurs, Pistons, Bulls, Knicks, Thunder, Grizzlies, Rockets, Blazers, Suns, Timberwolves, Jazz and Clippers. He is...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  14. Twitter NBA name mash-up game

    Henry Abbott

    [View the story "The NBA name game" on Storify]...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. TrueHoop TV: Stein, Thorpe, Seinfeld

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. TrueHoop TV: MJ's trainer on MJ

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Jordan was one of the first NBA players ever to have his own trainer, and Tim Grover was his guy. Grover's access to Jordan has long been as good as anybody's, and now the trainer to Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and others has just rel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013