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  1. Quizzing Andrew Wiggins

    Henry Abbott

    What's a Cavalier? Where should LeBron play? What would you say to Donald Sterling? TrueHoop TV with tough questions for the top NBA draft prospect....

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. What matters at the NBA combine

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford on what's at stake for draft prospects as they are measured, interviewed and tested by NBA teams in Chicago....

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. Recent play of top draft prospects

    Henry Abbott

    The four NCAA freshmen who define the top of 2014 NBA draft -- Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle -- have each faced recent challenges. Chad Ford on who emerges looking best....

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. The odd lottery

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is that the NBA draft will help the weaker Eastern conference catch up to the West. And it might. But ... some good West teams will be rewarded with much better picks than they'd get in the East. Here I reiterate a point I first learned abou...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Board games

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford drops by to discuss the latest updates to his NBA draft Big Board, including Joel Embiid's rise into the top three, a top-10 freshman at UCLA and, of course, Andrew Wiggins....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  6. Victor Oladipo wants Cleveland

    Henry Abbott

    A secret ESPN.com survey of NBA front offices found that in private GMs and scouts rate Victor Oladipo above all others in the 2013 NBA draft. If the Cavaliers, who hold the top pick, see things that way -- it's one of many going theories -- Oladi...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. How the lottery lost its cool

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Nobody has done better at it than the Cleveland Cavaliers, but even they don't swear by the lottery. It's a weird kind of party, the NBA draft lottery. The 2013 version began on the Good Morning America's re...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Ben McLemore

    Henry Abbott

    He's 6-5. He shoots like Ray Allen. He dunks on people. He's a candidate to be the top overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. And yet, he still gets confused, now and again, with that guy who raps about thrift stores....

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  9. Who said that? Rookie edition

    Henry Abbott

    As selections were made in Thursday's NBA draft, rookies met the media, and had a lot to say. Here are ten quotes from ten top NBA rookies. See if you can figure out who said each one. Answers at @TrueHoop on Twitter. "All the talk about my no...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  10. Doc Rivers' pro-grade parenting

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Lai/US Presswire Doc Rivers' son, Austin, is bound for the NBA after being selected 10th overall by the Hornets. NEWARK, N.J. -- The Detroit Pistons had just selected Andre Drummond ninth overall in the 2012 NBA draft. The New Orleans Hornets...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  11. TrueHoop TV: Thomas Robinson and Jayla

    Henry Abbott

    NEW YORK -- Thomas Robinson is the toughest player in the 2012 NBA draft, and maybe the world. Nobody could prove that wrong, because nobody can agree what toughness is, exactly. Some people think it's yelling and being loud. Some people think it'...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  12. Len Bias and the war on drugs

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Len Bias as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. His death changed Colombian history. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's "The Two Escobars" -- an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that first aired June 21, 2010 -...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  13. Those tight-knit basketball families ...

    Henry Abbott

    Last week's New Yorker poked fun at Charlotte Observer for this little gaffe: Now that the NBA draft is over, new Appalachian State coach Buzz Peterson can concentrate fully on his college job. And he'll have a familiar face to help him out. The for...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "And with the No.2 pick of the 2004 NBA draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select ... Nobody. That's how it seems, anyway, after the Bobcats waived center Erick Dampier Tuesday and got rid of his unguaranteed, $13.07...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  15. Ballers with Books, part 2

    Henry Abbott

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images Jeff Van Gundy's summer has included the NBA draft, and reading about the human mind. This week on TrueHoop, several NBA personalities will weigh in with some book recommendations. The first installment was on Monday and...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  16. Guess who's Tweeting the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    Wire Image/Getty Images A newcomer to the NBA twitterverse: Mindy Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on "The Office." At the NBA draft lottery, if you're in the room with the pingpong balls, you're in there. As in, you are not allowed out -- not even b...

    Blog | May 28, 2010