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  1. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  2. Bad contracts, bad decisions

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan has identified some of the NBA's worst deals, and amazingly, almost all of them looked bad on the day they were signed, which is not flattering to NBA front offices. ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. Top-Ranked Sophomores

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis is the best player in the NBA's sophomore class, but he's injured at the moment. That created a sophomore-ranking dilemma between Blazer Damian Lillard and Piston Andre Drummond, who vied for the top spot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  4. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Re-ranking the 2012 draft

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Damian Lillard are in a class by themselves at the top. The rest of his top 20 includes several lower-drafted and even some undrafted players. Missing: high picks like Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. The best offseason

    Henry Abbott

    Indiana University professor Wayne Winston, a pioneer of NBA advanced stats, names the teams he expects to improve most this season....

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. How Anthony Davis scored

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Anthony Davis often caught the ball far from the hoop against the Rockets, and finished 9-for-16. Dwight Howard will be one of the most interesting players in the NBA for quite some time -- he splits interestingly acr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Manu Ginobili tweets that he has a deal to remain a Spur for two more years. The Spurs are the kings of efficient deals, but aging stars are a new test of a system that has basically been three big deals and everyone else cheap and replaceable. There...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  9. Why so many teams passed up Nerlens Noel

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesEvery team knows Nerlens Noel can play, but few could stomach the risk.The best, most honest assessment, by the eye test, the advanced stats test, the mock draft test and every other kind of test, on the record or off, and virt...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  10. The Nets won't win titles like that

    Henry Abbott

    Say what you will about the glory days of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but the Nets are out of the title hunt for the long haul after that lopsided Celtics deal. Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Brooklyn and Boston, as well as moves he hated from the Bobc...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  11. Break up the Heat if they lose?

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat get all kinds of strong emotions going, that's for sure. To some that means asserting that they are chronically flawed and need to make changes if they don't win a title every year. To others it means saying the Heat are bad for the league b...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Twitter NBA name mash-up game

    Henry Abbott

    [View the story "The NBA name game" on Storify]...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  14. The stats scream Davis over Lillard

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesUse your eyes, pick Damian Lillard. Use evidence, pick Anthony Davis.There's no arguing: People like Damian Lillard's game. I'm one of them. Hell yes I feel the urge to honor that guy, and, as a Blazer fan, t...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  15. These Pelicans are serious

    Henry Abbott

    Just finished listening to a news conference about the New Orleans Pelicans and their new name. If I were to summarize the nation's reaction to the Hornets becoming the Pelicans, in a word, I'd say: bemused. It's happening right now on Twitter (no...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  16. Can you handle 'the Pelicans'?

    Henry Abbott

    It has been speculated about for some months on the TrueHoop Network blog that has long been called Hornets247 (but is now considering new avian-type names). Reportedly the New Orleans Hornets will indeed change their name to the Pelicans. Pel...

    Blog | December 05, 2012