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  1. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  2. Six thoughts about trading Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Rudy Gay, an electric scoring talent who has underachieved, is headed to the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto in exchange for ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  3. Stars act like stars 'cause they are

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images The best players in the world aren't powerful because of some cosmic flaw that needs to be fixed. John Hollinger is imagining how it is the Magic and Hornets might be able to salvage some value from the almost-certainly...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  4. The finishers

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images No one finished more efficiently at the rim last season than Kevin Durant. Hoopdata has something incredibly useful, which is data about who shoots well from different spots on the floor. For instance, you can look up K...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  5. Russell Westbrook's itchy trigger finger

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images One of Russell Westbrook's 33 field goal attempts in Game 4. Back in the regular season, I joined a chorus of the geek-minded in pointing out that it's weird for Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook to have a top-five ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  6. Heading home early: Men in black

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images How many more times will we see Tim Duncan's crew deep in the playoffs? Matt McHale, writing on Basketbawful, has been watching the San Antonio Spurs for years. He was enraged when Robert Horry hip-checked Steve Nash in...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  7. The 2010-2011 TrueHoop NBA Scrappers

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images If you like havoc, you'll love Tony Allen. What do you really love about basketball? What are your favorite moments? When are you most thrilled? I love a lot of stuff about the game but way up high on the list is: re...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. A lame apology to Derrick Rose

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Derrick Rose's defense has improved this season, but he's still no MVP. Yesterday's bullets included this: A treasure trove of opinions arguing that Derrick Rose is or is not the leading candidate for MVP. I think it's...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  9. Mark Cuban vs. the bottom line

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Is owning an NBA team about fun and games, profits, or both? There are a couple of lawsuits going on down in Texas, and it's much ado about nothing -- except for one huge thing. It began not as a fight about the Mave...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  10. Longest jumper in NBA history?

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images From half-court, most players heave the ball. But LeBron James is not most players. At the end of the third quarter on Sunday night against the Bulls, LeBron James pulled up for what looked to be more or less a jump sho...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  11. The Clippers have problems beyond plumbing

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images The fire department showed up, and, as the story goes, extinguished the Clippers' season. I heard it first on a local Clipper broadcast. You've probably heard it too, from former coach and GM Mike Dunleavy, current GM N...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  12. The Grizzlies' Stat Geek Speaks

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images The stats say Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are both much improved. People have been noticing that the Grizzlies -- among the NBA's best over the last two months with wins over the Cavaliers, Spurs, Mavericks, Nugget...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  13. TrueHoop Network 2009-2010 Preview: Shooting

    Henry Abbott

    Not your daddy's power forwards. Last year's Finals teams feature shooters Rashard Lewis and Lamar Odom at what was once a position dedicated to brute force. Yes, it's a trend. (Joe Murphy and Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images) By Henry Abbott ...

    Blog | October 27, 2009