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  1. The Sixers deserve better than cold water

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling, and the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic look like a couple of very respectable teams. Their collective success might even suggest that the phenomenon of tanking doesn't exist. After all, playing two of your firs...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Pau Gasol vs. the system

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Harry How/NBAE/Getty Images Pau Gasol is calling for the ball in the post. Will Mike D'Antoni answer? Last Friday in Memphis, two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol found himself banished to the bench for the entire fourth quarter. Gasol was struggling to...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  3. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Many NBA teams divvy up minutes to young players based on which guys have guaranteed contracts. Sometimes this results in more promising and/or productive players getting buried on the depth chart behind someone the front office and coaching staff fe...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  4. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League: The We...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty Images Thomas Robinson, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard will headline the Las Vegas Summer League. The Las Vegas Summer League is the Sundance Film Festival of basketball. It's an unofficial industry conclave, a place where the best you...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  5. Rick Welts' winning streak

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Alex J. Berliner/ABImages Rick Welts: "I have to be part of this dialogue in men's team sports going forward." Momentum isn't just a phenomenon on the floor or in the flow of a seven-game series. By virtually every account, the NBA enjoyed one of i...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. Steve Nash and the rebuilding question

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire Steve Nash is a legend in Phoenix. Is he also an impediment to the Suns' rebuilding process? If you're not contending, then you're rebuilding. Many front office execs in sports accept this maxim as an article of fai...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  7. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tom Haberstroh of Hardwood Paroxysm looks at which players produced the least amount of value relative to their salaries last season: "The cases of Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, and Michael Redd illustrate the devastating effects that a serious injury can...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  8. We're No. 2! (Western Conference edition)

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images A compelling case can be made for -- and against -- the Thunder as the West's No. 2 power. When the final 2009-10 regular season was played on April 14, five games separated the seven teams that finished behind the Lo...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tracy McGrady isn't winning friends and influencing people during his job search. There's a certain irony to McGrady's behavior: Teams seem confident that McGrady is healthy enough to contribute as an important piece off the bench, but his off-puttin...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If Chris Paul demands his way out of New Orleans, should he be subject to the same vitriol LeBron James has received? Should the fact that Chris Paul is a point guard color our perception of his desire to play with a better supporting cast? Should Pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  11. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images DeMar DeRozan and Austin Daye will be back for another go at in Las Vegas. Summer League rosters feature a broad range of stories. You have the high lottery pick who is here to put on a show. You also have the guy ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How many of the Celtics' "Big 4" need to produce in order for the Celtics to be successful? Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus breaks down the Celtics' postseason results by examining single game scores for Garnett, Allen, Pierce and Rondo and mea...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  13. Amare Stoudemire responds

    Kevin Arnovitz

    After the Phoenix Suns' 118-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Amare Stoudemire defiantly rejected any suggestion that he phoned it in during the Suns' pair of losses in Los Angeles. How could anyone quest...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  14. Are we being too harsh on Amare Stoudemire?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Anyone who witnessed the carnage at Staples Center this past week knows that the Phoenix Suns have serious defensive issues. Suns head coach Alvin Gentry even went so far as to playfully solicit suggestions from the media at his postgame press confer...

    Blog | May 22, 2010
  15. Robin Lopez: back in action

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- The moments following a 128-107 loss aren't the time to celebrate smaller victories, which is why Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez carefully couched his remarks about his return to action on Monday night. "Obviously I would've prefer...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  16. The energy fueling Phoenix's offensive juggernaut

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Phoenix Suns' pick-and-roll: You know it's coming, but there's only so much you can do about it. That pick-and-roll attack is the primary reason Phoenix was the NBA's most efficient offense this season. How good were the Suns with the ball ...

    Blog | May 14, 2010