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  1. Amin Elhassan told you so

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan predicted the Pistons offense would be terrible and the Pacers would win the East. And he's sticking to his prediction Kobe Bryant won't be meaningfully back anytime soon....

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  2. Predictions revisited

    Henry Abbott

    Re-visiting, with hindsight, things David Thorpe has said about Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Ricky Rubio and Chris Paul....

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  3. TrueHoop TV: NBA lessons from Nate Silver's election predictions

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. NBA Today: Jalen Rose, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images Jalen Rose was on the 2007 Suns, and says they lost the series well before this famous moment. There is a lot of playoff talk in this NBA Today podcast. Predictions about who will win Saturday's Game 7 and both con...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  5. NBA Today: Jeff Van Gundy on tanking, playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Van Gundy joins me on NBA Today. Before getting into some playoff predictions, he had strong words about HoopIdea and tanking. Key points: On the strategy of losing to get better: We would never accept a player not trying hard. But we accept...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. ECF Leftover: Pietrus can now afford a haircut

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan Before we turn all of our attention to the NBA Finals, including this link to see our staff's predictions (Adande is setting himself up for some grief in L.A.), I've got one leftover nugget from the Eastern Conference finals. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2010
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A prediction this year's champion will come from the East, where David Berri's numbers say Orlando, Boston and Cleveland are far ahead of the rest of the conference. They asked all the Blazers which NBA players they respect the most. Kobe Br...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  8. My Underdog: Tyson Chandler

    Henry Abbott

    It's kind of a stupid thing, really. In general, when making predictions, you want to pick favorites. Favorites usually win. But anyone who has ever filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket (and by that I mean every living American and then some) kn...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  9. New Suns Blog Combs Through Countless Season Predictions

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns finds that the buzz just is not there this time around: In past years you could always count on at least a Marc Stein or Scoop Jackson of to show some Suns love, but this year it's all about the Lakers...

    Blog | October 29, 2008
  10. Keeping Score of Your Predictions

    Henry Abbott

    A blogger theorizes that NBA fans, as a group, can correctly predict 14 of the 16 teams that will make the playoffs next spring -- before the season even starts. They're taking your votes now. In a little under a year, we should know how we did....

    Blog | July 21, 2008
  11. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown: 2008 Playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown is back for the 2008 NBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  12. Freakonomics Prediction Market

    Henry Abbott

    People who read the Freaknomics blog are voting away in a new (cashless) prediction market. One of the primary topics is who will win the NBA title. Among the early voters, the Celtics are the heavy favorites, followed by the Lakers and then everybod...

    Blog | March 26, 2008
  13. How Good Are The Experts?

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Jeff Clark of We are fast approaching the prediction season. That means beat writers, columnists, and TV personalities around the country are shaking the sand out their loafers and hanging up the Hawaiian shirts (except in ...

    Blog | September 21, 2007
  14. Waiting for My Finals Prediction?

    Henry Abbott

    You'll be waiting a long time. I decided not to do one. This time, I don't feel like I have any special insight into who will win -- other than I don't think it'll be a cakewalk for San Antonio like everyone else seems to think. All signs point to Sa...

    Blog | June 07, 2007
  15. Checking in with the Stat Geeks, and My Predictions

    Henry Abbott

    In case you haven't been following along already, TrueHoop has a battle going on right now between some of the NBA's leading statistical minds (and my mom -- seriously). It's the 2007 TrueHoop stat geek smackdown. With the first round just about o...

    Blog | May 05, 2007
  16. My First Round Predictions

    Henry Abbott

    I would like to point out that when I did this last year, I introduced it by saying that playoff predictions are totally stupid. Then I somehow picked 14 out of 15 series correctly, missing only in picking Washington to beat Cleveland (and that was c...

    Blog | April 20, 2007