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  1. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe and Kevin Pelton (Insider) have been digging into the best NBA players under 25. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  3. More Quentin Richardson, please

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus writes: Tuesday's game turned early because of foul trouble, but not the way you'd imagine. It was the Magic that saw two starters sidelined by a pair of quick fouls, which proved a blessing in disguise. Hedo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. Kevin Pelton on Joe Johnson's big offer

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Johnson can score the basketball. He hits big shots in crunch time. He has been the man when the Hawks have been at their best. NBA teams pay well for those things. However, increasingly they do so over the howls of statistical experts. There'...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  5. The Smackdown's final standings

    Henry Abbott

    On Thursday night, thanks to a Derek Fisher 3 and some Sasha Vujacic free throws, a result was determined in dramatic fashion. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Kevin Pelton has won second place in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Jeffrey Ma had...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  6. Intuition vs. data in the Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Ma has already won this year's TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown, by virtue of the fact that he has an eight point lead on Kevin Pelton, with only seven points remaining at stake. His victory was built on a new approach. In year's past he has done...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On Basketball Prospectus, Kevin Pelton digs deep into the idea that LeBron James is not called for enough fouls. After some smart analysis, he concludes: "I think the numbers suggest that to the extent that James is called for fewer fouls than we wou...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  8. Bruce Bowen: NBA Archetype

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton writes that Bruce Bowen's legacy is a complicated one -- charitable spirit, borderline dirty player, hopeful symbol for the undrafted and, of course ... I would also say Bowen brought a certain level...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Ramona Shelburne of the Los Angeles Daily News catches up with Baron Davis. Money quote from Davis: "I sucked. I sucked last year. I admit it. What (else) should I say?" The Thunder have hired former Sixers and B...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell. I'm always more sympathetic to players who test positive for PEDs when the phrase "over the counter" is part of the story. If a substance is readily available to your local high sc...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  11. The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown -- Update

    Henry Abbott

    With three out of five series completed, only three of eight stat geeks have yet to whiff. Everybody got the Lakers and the Cavaliers, but only John Hollinger, David Berri and Kevin Pelton predicted that the Mavericks would knock off the Spurs. Holli...

    Blog | April 29, 2009
  12. The Year of the Point Guard

    Henry Abbott

    At Basketball Prospectus, Kevin Pelton points out that just a few days into the playoffs, we have already had an insane list of truly stellar point guard performances. He cites the following: 36 points, 11 assists (Derrick Rose) 29 points,...

    Blog | April 21, 2009
  13. Kevin Pelton on Blake Griffin

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus watched presumed top overall pick Blake Griffin like a hawk during his Final Four performance. He saw plenty to like in the Oklahoma star, especially explosiveness around the basket. But he also raises some conce...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  14. The Price You Pay for Righting a Shamockery

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Had a chance to trade emails with Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus during the live blog of the All-Star Game. Kevin rightfully pointed out that naming Mo Williams to replace Chris Bosh was the primary reason the East g...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  15. Expanding the Range in Atlanta

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton at Basketball Prospectus was a little skeptical of the Atlanta Hawks' early success: After all, the Hawks' offseason could have been described with little hyperbole as being semi-disastrous; the team did not mak...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  16. The Many Faces of Derrick Rose

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Arnovitz watched Derrick Rose very closely last night, and here's what he noticed. Two of my favorite recent pieces of basketball writing come by way of Basketball Prospectus. The first is Kevin Pelton's examination of the Lakers' pressure def...

    Blog | November 19, 2008