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  1. In their dreams

    Henry Abbott

    Who do the Sixers dream of drafting? What about the Bucks, Magic and Celtics? And have the Lakers already identified their man? We ask Chad Ford....

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  2. The Big Penguin takes flight

    Henry Abbott

    Penguins can fly! This big one does, at least. If only the Pistons had the personnel to surround Andrew Drummond with shooters like Dwight Howard in Orlando, says David Thorpe....

    Blog | February 28, 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. Epic trade deadline

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford predicts an "epic trade deadline" because of this NBA season's strange set of circumstances where many teams are tanking, and thus are willing to part with talented players....

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  5. Chad Ford mocks the 2014 draft

    Henry Abbott

    Can we still call it the Andrew Wiggins draft, even if a lot of teams would draft Joel Embiid higher? Chad Ford on forecasting one of the best drafts in a long time....

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Accidental tankers

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Mag...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Year-round tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott discuss an unnamed GM's admission that he and his owner agreed to tank this season....

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks Dwight Howard

    Henry Abbott

    This is an interesting and strong criticism, which points out an important issue in how we assess players. As a baseline: Let us all agree Kareem is right. Dwight Howard has flaws that are fairly easy to spot. That's the simple part. The much m...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  10. Tanking pollutes competition

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Competitors doing everything they can to win make sports great. It's a wonderful time for the NBA, with young stars all over the league, an impressive collection of contenders and fascinating storylines from coast to coast....

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. TrueHoop TV: Rookie of the Year

    Henry Abbott

    Our Summer Forecast panel of voters says Victor Oladipo has the inside track, but David Thorpe says you also have to consider Michael Carter-Williams....

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. What you should be mad about now

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty Images Free agency distasteful? Dwight Howard disrespected? Tales from emails.People are mad! And they have email accounts! Below is some of the back-and-forth from my inbox today, starting with a reader named Josh, a professor ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  13. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  14. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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