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  1. Not the Heat we know

    Henry Abbott

    They have won titles with super-athletic, league-leading team defense starring LeBron James as defensive player of the year candidate. That's not how it's going down this year....

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    You might remember yesterday that John Hollinger (Insider) was discussing Tyson Chandler as a potential Defensive Player of the Year winner. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Steve Von Horn did some digging into just how good Tyson Chandler is and how much ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  3. Chase Budinger returns to volleyball

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images The 2006 volleyball player of the year can, thanks to the lockout, pursue his second love for a time. Five years ago, as a high-schooler, Chase Budinger was voted the best volleyball player in the nation. YouTube stil...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  4. New NBA awards: pick 'em now

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Offensive Player of the Year would be a chance to showcase a gunner like Carmelo Anthony. On Monday we dangled the first word of the upcoming Idea Machine, and asked you to help us brainstorm new ideas for seas...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  5. The Defensive Player of the Year names his successor

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Howard lists his five picks for defensive player of the year. Howard has every right to put himself at the top of this list. Instead, Howard put his high school teammate Josh Smith at the top, with himself fifth, two spots behind Brendan Ha...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  6. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chauncey Billups, Sneaky Player of the Year. Fantastic. UPDATE: The Onion proves the theory. (Thanks Alex!) I have heard from many different people who blame Phil Jackson for the Laker loss. I am hesitant to second-guess Mr. Nine Rings. But the th...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  7. Dwight Howard to be Named Defensive Player of the Year Today?

    Henry Abbott

    The Orlando Sentinel's Brian Schmitz thinks so....

    Blog | April 21, 2009
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe: "When Kevin Garnett was recognized as the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, Celtics coach Doc Rivers commented that Garnett had changed the team's culture when it came to defense. ...

    Blog | June 04, 2008
  9. Report: Marcus Camby Defensive Player of the Year

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of the Denver Post has the scoop:"It would be the greatest award I've received, other than college player of the year (at the University of Massachusetts in 1996). There are so many great people that won the award," said Camby, in a ph...

    Blog | April 27, 2007
  10. Too many games hurt NBA's regular season

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is winning. It's already a "global money machine," according to Forbes, and new TV deals will only make that sweeter. Not to mention, it's fun! The NBA's young players include an embarrassment of promise -- not just "plenty years left" sta...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  11. Coaching a team in transition

    Henry Abbott

    Half the roster in trade rumors. Accusations of tanking. A star player, Nerlens Noel, out for the year. 76ers head coach Brett Brown on staying focused and thinking long term. (Brown also joined TrueHoop TV to discuss the value of tough shooters, and...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  12. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  13. Chad Ford: How not to draft

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford breaks down common draft mistakes, one of which is not caring enough about character. On the upside, he says this year's draft is heavy with high-character players like Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Alex Len and Ben McLemore. ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. No clean break for Billy Hunter and union

    Henry Abbott

    HOUSTON -- Billy Hunter was head of the National Basketball Players Association for more than a dozen years. The announcement of his parting took less than three minutes. Union president Derek Fisher, who supported Hunter for several years befo...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  15. Billy Hunter's last showdown

    Henry Abbott

    All-Star Weekend always has its share of excitement. This year, some of it promises to be at the Players Association meetings, which insiders predict will serve as the end of Billy Hunter's time at the head of the union. What we know is that in th...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Do 3-point shooters get tired?

    Henry Abbott

    3-point shooting is not new to the NBA -- but it has been embraced more than ever by NBA teams, who are shooting them about twice as often now compared to 20 years ago. NBA players make 35.7 percent of them -- which makes the rewards very high. Th...

    Blog | January 25, 2013