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  1. Stan Van Gundy's HoopIdea to fix tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Tanking is a real problem in the NBA, even if the 76ers can beat the Heat once in a while. The issue was never, to our knowledge, that players weren't playing hard. Nor, generally, is the concern that coaches -- whose salaries tend to hinge on win...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  2. NBA -- Jeremy Lin Six Degrees Of Separation, Poison Pill

    Henry Abbott

    How the new CBA played a big role in the Knicks' decision to part with Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Scott Brooks was rewarded with a four-year contract that is believed to be worth more than $16 million. The deal puts Brooks in the top third of NBA coaching salaries and ends weeks of speculation that both Brooks a...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Why did the owners cancel all those games in a fight to aggressively reduce player salaries? By and large, so that small market owners wouldn't feel so much financial pain. Meanwhile, here's a nice little video peek at Jazz owner Greg Miller's massiv...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Whoa, that Derrick Rose rule could mean Russell Westbrook will have a bigger salary than Kevin Durant. Two nice young men in a system that is just dying for them to be rivals. An argument the Spurs ought to use the amnesty clause on Richard Jeffers...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  6. Michael Jordan's flip flop

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport The legendary on-court earner now, amazingly, opposes high NBA player salaries. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Michael Jordan -- famous for his ability to fly -- is a hawk. There are owners who ar...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star: "The players got what they wanted a long time ago - the shelving of the proposal for a hard salary cap. The owners continue to get what they want with each passing day. It made sense for the players to press their ca...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  8. The NBA clings to a fragile position

    Henry Abbott

    Give them credit, they have been consistent. The NBA owners have always said that they want two things from a new CBA: To adjust player salaries so that owners stop losing money, and to change some other aspects of the league's financial underpinn...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. Five lockout thoughts

    Henry Abbott

    Five thoughts about the lockout: The mid-level is the bedrock of free agency The knee-jerk analysis of the mid-level salary cap exception, among fans, has been that teams have used it poorly, so who cares if it goes away or gets severely cut? M...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  10. NBA negotiations in a handy chart

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader David created a chart of the two sides' collective bargaining offers to date. The other day, on Bill Simmons' podcast, NBA Commissioner David Stern wondered why the players had scoffed at the owners' offer to cut player salaries just...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A sophisticated examination of the data suggests that when leagues make changes to increase competitive balance, they do not, in fact, create competitive balance. They do, however, tend to bring down salaries. Some in the know suggest talk about comp...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  12. Players Association disputes NBA's claims of broad losses

    Henry Abbott

    The National Basketball Players Association feels that only a "small number" of NBA teams are losing money and continues to say that it has not willing to put a hard salary cap into play when it negotiates a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  13. Small salaries will increase superstars' power

    Henry Abbott

    You don't have to be able to throw a rock very far to hit somebody worried about the power now in the hands of NBA superstars. Top players gathering in places like Miami and New York! Billionaire owners grovelling for the services of players like ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A peek at the Nuggets' cap savings from the Carmelo Anthony trade. This version of events is different than many out there, because it accounts for the salary the various players have already been paid this season. A ranking of the best players eve...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "The Lakers want to make trades but are a little short on available, desirable players. They have an aging roster tied down by cumbersome salaries and have already traded their only expiri...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Kerr says the primary reason the NBA is in financial trouble is because salaries "really exploded." The Players' Association, for the record, says negotiated salaries have declined three straight years, despite the greatest free agent class ev...

    Blog | October 26, 2010