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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tom Haberstroh on how Kobe's passing seems to impact the Lakers on both ends (Insider): "That 1-13 record when Bryant tallies three assists or fewer still means something, right? I mean, one win in 14 games! As usual with this Lakers team, it's reall...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  2. Flop of the Night: J.J. Barea

    Beckley Mason

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images J.J. Barea kept flopping against the Kings until it paid off. Three weeks after receiving a warning from the NBA for flopping, J.J. Barea earned #FlopOfTheNight honors (Video) for his acting work against the Isaiah T...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  3. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    NBA shooting coach sounds like a great gig, but expectations and job turnover are high. John Hollinger (Insider) takes a look at the Orlando Magic and finds more than the Dwight Howard deal to be concerned about, like Jameer Nelson's new three-year...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  4. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Andre Drummond's strong preseason is changing the way people look at the Pistons. The same cannot be said for the majority of the players taken ahead of him. Kobe Bryant ends a long run as the guy GMs pick, in a survey, to take the last shot. The n...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both "Scorers," while James Harden is a "Playmaker." That's according to David Thorpe, who has a smart breakdown of how traditional positions like point guard and power forward are less tied to actual roles on t...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Russell Westbrook gets mustard on James Harden's detachable beard. At the New York Times, David Halbfinger on what part owner Jay-Z has meant for the Brooklyn Nets: "He helped design the team logos and choose the team's stark black-and-white color ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    A nice infographic on the 42 basketball players competing in the Olympics. (via @TreyKerby) Andre Drummond is keeping a "Summer School" diary on the Pistons website: "The thing about me is I try to do big things before I do the small stuff. Being a...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  9. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Derrick Rose tells his fans not to worry about him or his Bulls. A fascinating point from HoopsWorld's Anthony Macri about NBA players adjusting to the closer FIBA 3-point line: "The FIBA distance is, for most NBA players, one of the worst shots in...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Moved by a documentary about people who help prevent gang violence, Joakim Noah has written a column in the Sun Times in which he quotes several young people talking about why there is violence in their neighborhoods. The quotes are fascinating and m...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  11. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Arnovitz took in Team USA's romp over the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas and came away impressed by Andre Iguodala: "The Sixers forward snagged one of the final three spots last Saturday, touted for his defensive versatility. On Thursday night...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant's decisiveness is phenomenal, especially given the stage. ESPN's Michael Wallace on some adjustments Heat coach Erik Spoelstra might make for Game 2: "Spoelstra hinted at three vital adjustments the Heat might make for Game 2 as they a...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  13. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    John Hollinger (Insider) expects Gregg Popovich to make his "universal adjustment" and start Manu Ginobili in Game 5: "Coming into this series, it appeared the Thunder, not the Spurs, were the ones who could benefit from starting their sixth man, bec...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  14. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tom Haberstroh (Insider) details how a few already good teams could end up with Dwight Howard. This Clippers deal is intriguing: "The Deal: Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Mo Williams, Ryan Gomes and Eric Bledsoe to Orlando for Dwight Howard Hedo Turk...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Tyson Chandler is your 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. Check out the rest of the results. For my money, Joakim Noah, who anchors the second-best defense in the NBA, is a way better defender than Serge Ibaka and too far down on this list. John Ho...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  16. Flop of the Night: Blake Griffin

    Beckley Mason

    HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the pretenders from the defenders - details below: Blake Griffin isn't spending his second year in the NBA making friends. On W...

    Blog | April 06, 2012