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  1. Does the league still care about flopping?

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul, a candidate for MVP of flopping, hasn't been punished. The NBA began the season with a new rule against flopping, and the early indications were it made a difference. Since 2013 began, however, the NBA h...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Forbes: Michael Jordan still earns $80 million per year. David Thorpe goes in-depth to break down whether LeBron James or Kevin Durant is better (Insider). His analysis of James' defense includes this: "If a team wants to run a shooter off multiple...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  3. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Pelton says whoever takes over as head coach in Brooklyn will have his work cut out for him (Insider): "At an average age weighted for playing time of nearly 30, the Nets are the league's sixth-oldest squad. [Deron] Williams and Gerald Wallace ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  4. Flop of the night: Chauncey Billups

    Beckley Mason

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesChauncey Billups deployed veteran trickery to great effect Monday night.Chauncey Billups is a high risk to receive a flopping warning from the NBA league office after his egregious "roughing the punter" flop -- the...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  5. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    NBA shooting coach sounds like a great gig, but expectations and job turnover are high. John Hollinger (Insider) takes a look at the Orlando Magic and finds more than the Dwight Howard deal to be concerned about, like Jameer Nelson's new three-year...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    ESPN's Larry Coon (Insider) compares each player's NBA Rank with his salary and discovers the following: "Just four teams were underpaid in 2011-12, according to the #NBArank scores of the top 12 players on each team. Leading the way was Oklahoma Cit...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  7. On display in preseason: new skills

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images DeAndre Jordan is among those showing off skills they lacked a year ago. The NBA preseason is like the first day of school -- everyone wants to see who got a new haircut, who grew, who no longer only wears swea...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  8. HoopIdea Guide to Flops: Fan Faves

    Beckley Mason

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images TrueHoop readers make meaningful additions to HoopIdea's growing catalog of flops. When we posted our HoopIdea Guide to Flops, we also asked readers to help us find and name even more flops. Boy, did you ever. Mo...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    In a fantastic interview with ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin, Pau Gasol talks about his work with undernourished children in Chad, and the Lakers' big offseason: "We have to understand that there's only one basketball to play with and we have a lot of play...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    SI's Zach Lowe breaks down the financials of Serge Ibaka's $48 million dollar extension, and what they mean for James Harden: "If Harden gets that max deal from Oklahoma City, the Thunder will be paying the tax for at least the 2013-14 and 2014-15 se...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  12. Blake Griffin's gym rat summer

    Beckley Mason

    Athletes of Blake Griffin's stature are notorious for giving safe or even boring interviews -- because they have major brands, egos and endorsement deals to protect. That's why the young Clipper's first appearance on The Champs podcast was a revel...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Chris Palmer breaks down why Carmelo Anthony (and not Kobe Bryant) has been so good in the Olympics (Insider): "Saying Kobe Bryant is a brilliant scorer isn't news. But in the fast-paced FIBA game, he takes eons to get his shot off. Many of Bryant's ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  14. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Derrick Rose tells his fans not to worry about him or his Bulls. A fascinating point from HoopsWorld's Anthony Macri about NBA players adjusting to the closer FIBA 3-point line: "The FIBA distance is, for most NBA players, one of the worst shots in...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Free agent bargain bin: what's left?

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Carl Landry can give a boost to any team looking for front court scoring. During the first week of free agency, NBA front offices are like excited children in a toy store -- they sweep down the aisles signing t...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Larry Coon investigates whether the Big Three formula can survive under the NBA's new Collective Bargaining Agreement (Insider): "Though the NBA announced late Tuesday night that the salary cap will remain the same as it was in 2011-12, the luxury ta...

    Blog | July 11, 2012