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  1. Weekend Dime: Scouts take measure of the game

    Marc Stein

    What are scouts saying these days? Marc Stein checks in again with the knowledgeable.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 17, 2009
  2. Scouts Takes: Bobcats among East's best

    Marc Stein

    An Eastern Conference scout on the Bobcats' surge to within a game of .500: "They're no joke. [First-year coach] Steve Clifford has obviously brought them a strong defensive concept and they're defending at a high level. He deserves a lot of credit ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  3. Scouts Takes: Jackson a bad fit for Knicks

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the Knicks' forthcoming hiring of Phil Jackson: "Yes we've been talking about it. Of course we've been talking about it. Everybody's talking about it. But I hate to say it: I think it's going to be a terrible fit. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Scouts Takes: Can Rockets go all the way?

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the Houston Rockets' 23-8 surge since Jan. 1: "All the top teams [in the West] have certain flaws and the Rockets are no exception. But I like that they stay true to themselves. They don't hesitate about who the...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Scouts Takes: Clicking Clippers real threat

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the Clippers' credentials as a contender and the state of Blake Griffin's game: "The team that's made the big jump in the West is the Clippers. They've taken a major step forward defensively. Really, really impres...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  6. Scouts Takes: Bulls could bother East elite

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on Joakim Noah and Chicago's success without Derrick Rose and Luol Deng: "My all-time favorite guy has been carrying them. I love me some Joakim Noah. His passion just keeps them going. "I don't buy that [Rose was holding...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Scouts Takes: Durant carries that weight

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the load Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is shouldering with Russell Westbrook out injured: "I've been to a couple games lately where I thought Durant was getting really frustrated with how much he has to do wh...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  8. Scouts Takes: Chilly forecast for Minnesota

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on what ails Minnesota: "When they're clicking, they're as good as anyone you'll see offensively. Their ball movement and all their little actions ... it's fun to watch when they're making shots. "But then you look at ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  9. Scouts Takes: Spurs best in West

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the best team in the West at the regular-season midpoint: "It's the Spurs. And it's not even close. "There are only three teams that have a chance to win the championship [this season]: Miami, Indiana and San Antoni...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  10. Scouts Takes: Kings for real after Rudy deal

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the Kings' Rudy Gay gamble: "The Kings are relevant again. That's why this was a good trade. Now they've got a point guard, small forward and center that can score 20 every night. This team still has to develop a defen...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  11. Scouts Takes: Golden State not that great

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the Warriors' credentials as title contenders: "Maybe it's just me, but I'm not a believer. I'm not buying it in the playoffs. Their defense is better with [Andre] Iguodala, but I don't see it as championship-level. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  12. Scouts Takes: Love for Luol Deng deal

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the Cavs' acquisition of Luol Deng: Deng "I'm a huge Deng fan. He's such a perpetual-motion guy, such a pro. It's a trade I'd have done in a heartbeat. "People want to say that the Cavs are one of the biggest dis...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  13. Scouts Takes: Miami Heat playing with fire

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on whether the Heat should be worried about their recent struggles or if they're merely cruising: "The way they play is a little different than other teams. Defenses in the NBA are generally very protective of the rim. Th...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  14. Scouts Takes: Dwight's start in Houston

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the start of the Dwight Howard era in Houston: "I see it as real positive for them. I don't get the negativity about this team. I think they're capable of beating anyone in a series. They are also capable of losing to a...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  15. Scouts Takes: Key to Nuggets' success

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the surprising early success of the Nuggets: "I think they got off to a really slow start because [new coach] Brian Shaw was still trying to figure out his personnel. He saw that the players on that squad weren't made ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  16. Scouts Takes: Hornacek's style suits Suns

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on Jeff Hornacek's fine start in Phoenix: Hornacek "I know it's easy to say now, but I always saw Jeff as a natural. He came up under some terrific coaching mentors: Jerry Sloan, obviously, but also Cotton Fitzsimmons...

    Blog | December 06, 2013