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  1. Tanking is the tip of the iceberg

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Bad NBA teams say they are rebuilding like OKC's Sam Presti, but many lack his talent. You have stumbled into HoopIdea's biggest project yet: Let's end tanking. We'll be rolling out different ideas about how to do...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of the Painted Area makes a case for Sam Presti as this season's MVP: "With each passing game, the Oklahoma City Thunder look more and more like a legitimate threat to win the 2010-11 NBA championship. This isn't supposed to be happening. Th...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  3. Quiet Thunder

    Henry Abbott

    You've probably heard Thunder assistant GM Rich Cho's name -- it pops up on short lists of candidates for GM jobs around the the NBA. But he's almost never in the media. Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated describes Sam Presti's right-hand man as a ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  4. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Dirk Nowitzki vs. the Spurs. A killer shooting night, with a killer soundtrack. Thunder GM Sam Presti must cringe, just a little, at seeing Kevin Durant say this in the Oklahoman: "I always was a big Antoine Walker fan." Sam ...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Leon Powe's outsized heart moves to Cleveland. Kurt Rambis brings his pedigree and eyewear to the Twin Cities. And Mike Miller stretches the boundaries of social media. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog: "Leon Powe is about as good as an unders...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  6. Is Serge Ibaka NBA-Ready?

    Henry Abbott

    The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler has spent the week in Orlando tracking down the Summer League's most interesting stories. Today, he caught up with Congolese forward Serge Ibaka, the Thunder's (then Sonics) first-round draft pick in 200...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  7. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Artest supplants Trevor Ariza as the three-man in the Lakers' triangle. Celtics fans bid a wistful farewell to fan fave Leon Powe. And is Paul Millsap the right guy for OKC's front line? Rob Mahoney of Hardwood Paroxysm: "[Ro...

    Blog | July 03, 2009
  8. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    One shot. The 1 spot for the Lakers is a concern. And is Gregg Popovich still The One in San Antonio? John Krolik of Cavs the Blog: "On Friday, the funeral was a second away. The Cavs had blown the biggest lead of the playoffs, and were about ...

    Blog | May 23, 2009
  9. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Nate Robinson and David Lee put Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford to shame. Chris Paul makes J.J. Barea look bad, and Nenad Krstic is making Sam Presti look good. Appearances matter at the TrueHoop Network. Mike Kurylo of Knickerblog...

    Blog | March 06, 2009
  10. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has a fascinating take. He's worried that the local colleges will be bad influences on the incoming NBA players. "If I'm Clay Bennett or Sam Presti or P.J. Carlesimo, I'm putting down only two rules. 1. Don't go to Norma...

    Blog | September 03, 2008
  11. Sam Presti Was Not Blindsided

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's John Hollinger has an excellent article about Rashard Lewis's migration to Orlando. He pokes and prods every aspect of the deal, especially how it may well make Darko Milicic a free man on the open market. Hollinger also writes: The Sonics ob...

    Blog | July 03, 2007
  12. David Thorpe Gives Sam Presti an A+

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant said yesterday that he did not need to be a savior in Seattle, because Ray Allen was there. Now Ray Allen is not there. It's a bit of a dizzying set of changes for Seattle. Does it all make sense? ESPN's David Thorpe is all for it. He sa...

    Blog | June 29, 2007
  13. Seattle is Not Lucky

    Henry Abbott

    Just a little something I have to get off my chest: I'm totally tired of the "Seattle has it good" line of talk which is coming from a million different places. The idea is that Sam Presti and Clay Bennett can't be blamed for picking whoever is left ...

    Blog | June 26, 2007