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  1. Does the league still care about flopping?

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul, a candidate for MVP of flopping, hasn't been punished. The NBA began the season with a new rule against flopping, and the early indications were it made a difference. Since 2013 began, however, the NBA h...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Forbes: Michael Jordan still earns $80 million per year. David Thorpe goes in-depth to break down whether LeBron James or Kevin Durant is better (Insider). His analysis of James' defense includes this: "If a team wants to run a shooter off multiple...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tom Haberstroh on how Kobe's passing seems to impact the Lakers on both ends (Insider): "That 1-13 record when Bryant tallies three assists or fewer still means something, right? I mean, one win in 14 games! As usual with this Lakers team, it's reall...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  4. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Pelton says whoever takes over as head coach in Brooklyn will have his work cut out for him (Insider): "At an average age weighted for playing time of nearly 30, the Nets are the league's sixth-oldest squad. [Deron] Williams and Gerald Wallace ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    John Hollinger reflects on the aftermath of the James Harden trade in Oklahoma City (Insider): "Check out the plus-minus data and it seems much like old times: The Thunder's starting lineup still doesn't work, but when Martin combines with Nick Colli...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  6. Dissecting Kevin Martin's efficiency

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/Getty ImagesKevin Martin brings strong offensive credentials to Oklahoma City. Kevin Martin won't replace James Harden's beard, but as hyper-efficient scoring guards go, it's hard to find a player with a better resume than Martin. As rec...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    ESPN's Larry Coon (Insider) compares each player's NBA Rank with his salary and discovers the following: "Just four teams were underpaid in 2011-12, according to the #NBArank scores of the top 12 players on each team. Leading the way was Oklahoma Cit...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  8. HoopIdea Guide to Flops: Fan Faves

    Beckley Mason

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images TrueHoop readers make meaningful additions to HoopIdea's growing catalog of flops. When we posted our HoopIdea Guide to Flops, we also asked readers to help us find and name even more flops. Boy, did you ever. Mo...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    People talk about a franchise being "Player X's team," but does any one player dominate a franchise the way Carmelo Anthony has directed the Knicks? Tim Keown has a fascinating look at how Anthony has shaped the Knicks in a story for ESPN the Magazin...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both "Scorers," while James Harden is a "Playmaker." That's according to David Thorpe, who has a smart breakdown of how traditional positions like point guard and power forward are less tied to actual roles on t...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    What can Oklahoma City get for James Harden? On ESPN Dallas Radio, Mark Cuban says Jason Kidd won't have his number retired in Dallas: "'I've always said my prerequisite was that you played on a championship team for the Mavs. I'd say Jet's got a s...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  13. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    SI's Zach Lowe breaks down the financials of Serge Ibaka's $48 million dollar extension, and what they mean for James Harden: "If Harden gets that max deal from Oklahoma City, the Thunder will be paying the tax for at least the 2013-14 and 2014-15 se...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  14. What's $10 million worth to Serge Ibaka?

    Beckley Mason

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty ImagesSerge Ibaka left money on the table, but are the ancillary benefits worth the cost? You can count on one hand the number of players who can legitimately bother LeBron James at the rim, make an open midrange jumper and ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Russell Westbrook gets mustard on James Harden's detachable beard. At the New York Times, David Halbfinger on what part owner Jay-Z has meant for the Brooklyn Nets: "He helped design the team logos and choose the team's stark black-and-white color ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    A nice infographic on the 42 basketball players competing in the Olympics. (via @TreyKerby) Andre Drummond is keeping a "Summer School" diary on the Pistons website: "The thing about me is I try to do big things before I do the small stuff. Being a...

    Blog | August 01, 2012