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  1. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Blake Griffin received a diagnosis of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery, probably early next week, the Clippers announced Thursday night. Griffin will not be playing ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: While the clock ticks toward 11:01 p.m. Tuesday night on the Wolves' pursuit of Nicolas Batum, Kevin Love's clock is ticking toward 2015 on David Kahn and Glen Taylor. Strong-armed into taking that four-year contract ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times: The Milwaukee Bucks are obviously happy to have acquired Samuel Dalembert. The feeling is apparently mutual. Marc Cornstein, Dalembert's agent, said he had a brief conversation with his client after the veteran cent...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press: Realizing that an impact player would not be available with the No. 18 overall pick in the draft on Thursday night, June 28, the Wolves added more experience to the roster Tuesday by trading the pick to Houston fo...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic continued their front-office housecleaning Monday, firing Adonal Foyle after two seasons as the team's director of player development. Foyle, 37, played two seasons for the Magic and also was in...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: If the goal was to make the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook uncomfortable then mission accomplished. If the goal was to bring the soaring Thunder back down to earth by...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. Lakers, Spurs streak; 76ers struggle

    Henry Abbott

    A quick look at five of the most interesting statistical notes from Friday night ... 1-- The Los Angeles Lakers won their 19th straight game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the second-longest win s...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: Brandon Jennings admitted he was stressing about the latest trade rumors, with the league trade deadline approaching Thursday. But the Milwaukee Bucks point guard turned off his cell phones and took out any...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic General Manager Otis Smith said the list of teams who are still calling about the possibility of acquiring or "renting" Dwight Howard are down to "six to eight." "I'd say everybody in the league has called...

    Blog | March 06, 2012