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  1. Kings decision likely today

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's Board of Governors is meeting today in Dallas, likely to finally close this chapter of uncertainty about the Sacramento Kings. If you've been following the news you probably know there's an aggressive push to move the team to Seattle, wh...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Can't decide if the Clippers really have any chance of hanging with the Thunder and the Spurs in the West. One unknowable is to what extent Chris Paul has been holding back, waiting for the playoffs. To that end, in Game 1 he busted out 23 points on ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  3. I know who'll beat the Heat

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Heat could lose at any time. Who they're playing is secondary. The Heat's winning streak -- 23 and counting, second longest in NBA history -- has touched off a parlor game for NBA fans and Vegas bettors. Which ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jalen Rose says the Spurs must deal (Insider): "I don't believe the Spurs will win the West with [Tiago] Splitter as their second-best big man." Don't count on a big San Antonio move, however. The Clippers were just 6-6 without Chris Paul, which do...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Robert Silverman of Knickerblogger on Carmelo Anthony: "For all of the hullabaloo about the 'New Melo' there are really only two substantial changes to his game. One, when he's doubled -- and at the start of the 2nd half, Brooklyn went so far as to b...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now has three days to answer simply with the formality of matching it....

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Celtics are not expected to have Avery Bradley for the rest of the season because of a left shoulder injury. A source close to Bradley told the Globe that the percentile is in the "high 90s" that Bradley will be...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times: Try as Thibodeau might to lower the flame on the burner, Thursday night's game was everything a game between the best teams in the Eastern Conference is supposed to be - perhaps not aesthetically but at least ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times: Derrick Rose's groin and Rip Hamilton's shoulder aren't all the Bulls must monitor closely during a nine-game dash to the playoffs. The Bulls have the most victories in the league (43), but it's not nitpicking to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  11. Fix tanking: The Sloan solution

    Henry Abbott

    It is universally acknowledged that there is something odd about teams being rewarded for playing badly, as we have discussed when HoopIdea first addressed tanking. But it's not a simple problem to solve. In that spirit, we present a number of differ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Al Iannazzone of Newsday: Carmelo Anthony winced and grimaced because of his strained right groin, but also smiled and bounced around as if pain free as he and the Knicks were putting a hurting on the Magic. Anthony had 25 points in one of his best a...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  13. Tanking is the tip of the iceberg

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Bad NBA teams say they are rebuilding like OKC's Sam Presti, but many lack his talent. You have stumbled into HoopIdea's biggest project yet: Let's end tanking. We'll be rolling out different ideas about how to do...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Yet there is no mistaking Anthony's mood shift over the last seven days, coinciding with a new Knicks winning streak and a change in coaches from Mike D'Antoni to Mike Woodson. The good times continued Tuesday night...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News: It started as a growl, probably a few dozen fans intent on booing Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob as he finished the ceremony to retire Chris Mullin's jersey number. Just a growl. Loud, unruly, but not overwhelm...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  16. 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