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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul, James Harden, LeBron James, Kenneth Faried and Joakim Noah. Would make sense as a most entertaining team, but it's actually presented as a guess at the NBA's smartest players. Kind of like the honor roll students who are also fun at a par...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  3. Can Nash do his thing in L.A.?

    Henry Abbott

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Steve Nash makes offensive magic in a system the Lakers likely won't run. Who will adjust? Steve Nash has a track record of getting the best out of his teammates -- high-percentage shots, team-first attitudes and big ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It's still possible all of this trade talk leads to no deals now and the Hawks wait until later in the summer or next season to pursue trades. But already it's clear that [Danny] Ferry is willin...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown is alive. This year's contestants: Newcomer Arturo Galletti, who hails from Puerto Rico and works with a model from the Wages of Wins principles developed by former champion David Berri. John Hollinger, ...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: A public feud between Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone is finally over. Miller and Malone exchanged smiles and warmly embraced Wednesday night in an EnergySolutions tunnel, minutes bef...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Kendrick Perkins recently rounded up Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to sit them down for a talk that he considered much-needed and, perhaps, long overdue. The big man wanted both to check their egos at the door....

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer: What's wrong with Evan Turner? At least until this game against the Celtics, there has been something wrong with Turner, according to longtime Daily News writer Stan Hochman. On WIP-FM (94.1) Wednesday morning, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: The last two weeks have added several chapters to Rondo's magical mystery tour. He was suspended for two games for throwing the ball at a referee. He participated in his third career All-Star Game. He had a bizarre 0-...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: While injuries are a big part of any NBA season, a compacted schedule increases the number of games lost to aches and pains that ordinarily might be nursed on days off. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram coun...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Daily News: OK, So we know it takes a combination of skill and luck to win a championship. But how far can a little "black magic" take you? I'm not big on talking about the supernatural, but somebody in the Sixers o...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Why now? Why would he step down now and leave new team CEO Alex Martins holding the bag, er, ball? Why in the name of keeping Dwight Howard would Bob Vander Weide step down from his longtime position as the Orlan...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Hired-gun lawyer David Boies late in the day on Monday announced the players were withdrawing that lawsuit filed in Northern California last week and consolidating it with the one they filed in Minneapolis at the sam...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Two of the Sunshine State's most beloved athletes have struck up a friendship over Twitter. Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and University of Florida alumnus Tim Tebow bantered back-and-forth over the microb...

    Blog | November 09, 2011