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  1. When Derek Fisher won his job

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson came to the Lakers in 1999 with a hard-won reputation for preferring big guards. Meanwhile, the point guard he found in L.A., Derek Fisher, wasn't just little, but he was also, up to that point, not known as a shooter. Looking back no...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. John Stockton is good at almost everything

    Henry Abbott

    The legendary Utah Jazz point guard can nail a clutch 3, run like the wind and protect toddlers from wildcats. Tougher, for the Hall-of-Famer, however: driving dump trucks, keeping his Toyota Corolla insured and reading fine print....

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. TrueHoop TV: Point guard generation

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | January 10, 2013
  6. 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
  7. TrueHoop TV: Kyrie Irving's motivation

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's John Hollinger is very high on Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who by many measures performed about as well last season as any teenager in league history. But in his Cavaliers season preview (Insider), Hollinger also noted that Irving'...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  8. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, contrasts in leadership

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham, Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images In firing up teammates, the Lakers' two leaders could not have more different styles. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash together are really something, as a backcourt. The point guard playing alongside the shooti...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: On a wild, busy Wednesday, the Mavericks remade their roster with an assortment of moves that netted All-Star center Chris Kaman, young point guard Darren Collison and, perhaps, veteran big man Elton Brand. All...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  10. Nelson says he has new Magic deal

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN.com news services: Jameer Nelson is staying with the only NBA team he has ever known. The free-agent point guard told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday that he has reached agreement with the Orlando Ma...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker, the Spurs' All-NBA point guard, will return to the United States from France on July 5 to have his injured left eye examined by a specialist in New York. Parker's participation in this summer'...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post: It was a new school version of the old show-and-go, one of the Globetrotter gimmicks in Rajon Rondo's expansive and elastic repertoire. The Celtics point guard cupped the ball in one unusually large hand, the...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  13. Kevin Garnett on the attack

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Garnett was far too intense for the Sixers in Game 3. PHILADELPHIA -- For all the deftness and agility of Rajon Rondo, Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday might have been the player who had the easiest time gett...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  14. Danny Ainge: No Rajon Rondo trade

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN.com news services: Danny Ainge didn't leave himself any wiggle room Monday night when the topic of persistent trade rumors involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo arose. "Rondo's not being traded," Ainge, Boston's president of bask...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: Brandon Jennings admitted he was stressing about the latest trade rumors, with the league trade deadline approaching Thursday. But the Milwaukee Bucks point guard turned off his cell phones and took out any...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: Rajon Rondo's future in Boston continues to be a story line as a report last night indicated the team is shopping its point guard and an NBA source said the Celtics are "listening" to offers. An ESPN.com report sai...

    Blog | March 01, 2012