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  1. Troy Murphy: Statistical Oddity

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Hoop Doctors have unearthed 10 interesting facts while poring over data from the 2008-09 season. Among the findings: Troy Murphy was assisted on 100% of his 3-pointers made finishing with 161, which was 12th best in the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  2. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    It's gut check time in the Association. The Mavs step up with confidence, while the Suns step out of the playoff picture. The Cavs reverse their fortunes against the Spurs. And the Hornets can't seem to build any momentum heading in the posts...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Mehmet Okur will take leave from the Jazz to attend to a family medical emergency in Turkey. Will Kosta Koufos get the nod at center? With Devin Harris on the shelf, the Nets are suddenly very thin at the point. Dave ...

    Blog | November 10, 2008
  4. Something Foul

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a fun little NBA thing you can do while watching NBA basketball with friends and a Tivo: After any rebound in traffic, announce loudly "That was a FOUL!" Somebody -- a fan of the team that ended up with the ball -- will disagree. Then rewind t...

    Blog | May 15, 2008
  5. A Crushing Blow to Yao Ming and the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    It was a little less than two years ago when Yao Ming was fighting for position in the lane, during a meaningless late-season loss to Utah, when someone -- possibly Mehmet Okur -- kicked him in the side of his foot. It's the kind of thing that happen...

    Blog | February 26, 2008
  6. Utah Quiets the Oakland Crowd

    Henry Abbott

    Utah not only wins at Golden State, but takes a 3-1 lead. I'm not buying that this is over. Not for a second. Anything can happen when one of the teams on the court is the 2007 Golden State Warriors. But for this night at least, Utah looked pretty to...

    Blog | May 14, 2007
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Alonzo Mourning and Shaquille O'Neal: two great centers who want no part of playing perimeter defense. Which means playing someone like Mehmet Okur, Dirk Nowitzki, or Boris Diaw as your five might be a way to get the Heat to tinker with their lineup....

    Blog | March 20, 2007
  8. Rafael Araujo and Mehmet Okur in 2002

    Henry Abbott

    Rafael Araujo and Mehmet Okur are now teammates in Utah. Big deal, right? I learned from a TrueHoop commenter that the two have some history. Jonathan Givony wrote about it this way: [Araujo] on the Brazilian National Team at the 2002 World Basketba...

    Blog | September 21, 2006
  9. Houston's Season Has Now, Officially, Gone to Hell

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen tells the story of Yao Ming's season-ending broken foot in the Houston Chronicle. "I was just fighting for position," Yao said about the injury. "I think (Mehmet) Okur kicked my foot. That happens on the court. I belie...

    Blog | April 11, 2006
  10. FreeDarko: Mehmet Okur is Like Elvis

    Henry Abbott

    I don't think this needs any explanation from me.Okur also plays exactly how I would have imagined that the older fat Elvis would have played. Mehmet plods around the court with all of the grace of a drunk dinosaur. As he lurches towards the basket, ...

    Blog | January 10, 2006
  11. Mehmet Okur, or an Imposter?

    Henry Abbott

    J.E. Skeets isn't convinced that's really Mehmet Okur putting up the big numbers for the Jazz....

    Blog | November 14, 2005