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  1. As the Bulls are in search of offense

    Henry Abbott

    I direct you to Kevin Arnovitz's smart post, from last July, about how the Chicago Bulls are uniquely suited to run the flex offense. The Jazz used it, with a lot of these very same players, to have one of the most efficient offenses in the game: Th...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  2. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I had so much fun reading Kelly Dwyer's homage to Scottie Pippen that I got right back in line and read it again: "Scottie Pippen was a basketball genius, and in nearly 13 years of covering this league in written form, I don't think I've ever used th...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  3. Your Second-Favorite Team

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fandom usually begins with the love of a team. My love of the NBA, for instance, springs directly from a childhood spent listening to Blazer games on my Walkman. But ... don't you have a backup team? A team you kind of keep an eye on? It'...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  4. The High-Grade Sleepers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz NBA training camps are still a few weeks away, but rosters around the league are gradually taking shape. Once David Lee, Allen Iverson and Ramon Sessions have jobs, we'll be ready to go. The favorites in each conference...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  5. The Back of the (Really Large Manila) Envelope Guide to the Las V...

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Experiencing hoop withdrawal? If you've got 15 bucks, you can settle in for 55 Summer League games live from Las Vegas over the next ten days. This year's event includes the top prospects, some old familiar faces, a...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  6. The Deep End of the Rotation: Assessing Playoff Benches

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz You know the sequence well: It's the start of the second quarter in a pivotal playoff game. We see repeated camera shots of the best players in the NBA, and they're ... resting on the bench. Fans know those players ne...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  7. NBA: No Bodies Available

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The playoff run is heating up. It's a fan's dream, with top teams in both conferences jockeying for position with the postseason looming. And yet ... as Stephon Marbury (a player deemed unsuitable to be a New York Kni...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  8. Chicago's Two-Headed Monster

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Chicago Bulls have an interesting dilemma. Kirk Hinrich, the team's point guard from its most successful run in recent years, has returned to action after missing 31 games. How do the Bulls integrat...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  9. Did Spoelstra Pull a...Spoelstra?

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Eric Spoelstra story is one of my favorites -- meritocracy as its best. Thirteen years ago, Spoelstra was the video coordinator for the Heat. He gradually worked his way up in the organization. "Assistan...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Brew Hoop wants to get excited about the improved Milwaukee Bucks, but is having horrible flashbacks of the optimism of seasons past: "As of last night the Bucks were clinging to the 8th and final playoff spot in the East des...

    Blog | December 26, 2008
  11. Digging Through the Archives

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Steve Francis to the Grizzlies. There's some poetic symmetry to it, isn't there? For a refresher on why this trade closes a circle, check out this Washington Post column by Michael Wilbon published just hours aft...

    Blog | December 26, 2008