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  1. Crunch-time pressure

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA playoffs are thick with unbelievably close games. And, if you're Amin Elhassan, a disturbing number of miscues....

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  2. The Warriors D up

    Henry Abbott

    Famous for their offense, the Warriors are, by the numbers, even better on defense, and there's a reason for that. As seen on ESPN TV yesterday:...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. C.J. McCollum's sad Twitter game

    Henry Abbott

    The Blazers' rookie plays it safe on Twitter, and that's not helping his number of followers....

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. The Sixers start over

    Henry Abbott

    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie got the to job in Philadelphia, and seemingly within minutes, had essentially won draft night by somehow amassing a collection of four lottery picks -- the same number of lottery picks that, for instance, the Thunder used to turn...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. The Trey Burke strategy

    Henry Abbott

    Many call Trey Burke the draft's top-rated point guard. He talks about calling your own number, the meaning of Allen Iverson, his lifelong friend Jared Sullinger and what it's like to have your mom on Twitter....

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  6. Stern mulls a huge innovation

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The NBA's leaders are considering game-changing video innovations. David Stern's NBA has been aggressively progressive, moving early on everything from globalization, a number of race issues, women in sports, drug testing ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Heat crazy in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh has been digging into the numbers and finds this year's Heat are the second best crunch time team since new stats started being recorded in 1997. Despite LeBron James' reputation, the best team in those 17 years was another ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV Minute: Stephen Curry by the numbers

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN TV's NBA Coast to Coast on Tuesday evening:...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  9. Russell Westbrook in hero mode

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images The Thunder point guard calls his own number even when Kevin Durant is wide open. Maybe you have heard about Kobe Bryant's past habit of ball hogging late in games, passing up wide open looks for his teammates, dragg...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  10. NBA Today: The team that makes the player

    Henry Abbott

    Our HoopIdea talk of tanking has focused on a number of moving pieces, most notably: The really good players who get drafted highest. The strategies front offices use to get those life-saver players, which often involves losing. What the leag...

    Blog | March 30, 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. Fix tanking: The five-year lottery

    Henry Abbott

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

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  13. Fix tanking: Jeff Van Gundy

    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 will present a number of d...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  14. Jeremy Lin's clutch swag

    Henry Abbott

    Drew Hallowell/NBAE/Getty Images Jeremy Lin showed again, against the Sixers, that he is not afraid to call his own number in crunch time. Howard Beck in The New York Times on the Knicks' win over the Sixers, which featured Jeremy Lin scoring the l...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Why are Warrior fans so fed up with Joe Lacob? Threatening to take the team to San Francisco, boasting but not backing it up, making some silly moves ... Been messing with NBA.com's new secret stats tool. There's a way to say this with numbers and ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  16. 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