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  1. Where in the world is Harrison Barnes?

    Henry Abbott

    Harrison Barnes has a reputation as something of a Renaissance Man -- but that does not mean the former Tar Heel enjoys being compared to Shane Battier, who attended rival Duke?...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. Shane Battier on hard fouling tactics

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Shane Battier does what it takes to win. Sometimes what it takes is ugly. Hard intentional fouls have been a focus of TrueHoop's Working Bodies series all season. Our position: They make the game more danger...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. The ref made me flop

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Shane Battier says one reason players go down is because referees tell them they have to. On Heat Index, Tom Haberstroh digs into the NBA's new, as-yet unclear anti-flopping policy. Erik Spoelstra and LeBron James are a...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  4. TrueHoop TV: Five with Shane Battier

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Serge Ibaka: Shane Battier "big time" flopper

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder big man also identifies Mario Chalmers and Derek Fisher as floppers....

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: With Shane Battier going 0 of 4 from the field Sunday, his shooting percentage on the season dropped to 31.3 percent, the lowest of his career. Battier is heralded for his defensive prowess, but he hasn't been able t...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "The Grizzlies have not exactly been on a magic carpet ride since they arrived in Memphis. It's been long and tortured road. But when the ball found Shane Battier and then the bucket, all things suddenly seemed...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  9. Plenty of heroes in Houston vs. Denver

    Henry Abbott

    Holy cow, what a game. Denver's hoping to catch the Lakers for the West's top spot, while the Rockets are in "one game at a time" mode, praying to sneak in as the eighth seed. Everything was high octane. John Hollinger's Playoff Odds give the Rock...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  10. Houston, Hot and Cold in Triple Overtime

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Aaron Brooks in the lane, working against all the Timberwolves. 24 hours ago, nobody would have picked Minnesota at Houston as the game of the night, but that's why they play the games! You never know what's going to ...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  11. Shane Battier, King of the Quad

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott TrueHoop reader Reid Sassman writes the following about his 2001 visit to Duke University: Duke had just won the National Championship in March when I was a junior in high school. I visited Duke with my friend Travis to see if w...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  12. It wasn't Shane Battier

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The hungry Rockets scored a major victory, on the road in Los Angeles against the defending champion Lakers. How did they do it? Well, Kobe Bryant had a miserable night, making just five of his 20 shots, to go with four turnover...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  13. 2010 is the king of free agency, but 2011 is no slouch

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Among 2011's potential unrestricted free agents: Carmelo Anthony Tim Duncan Tony Parker Pau Gasol David West Caron Butler Leandro Barbosa Shane Battier Michael Dunleavy, Jr. Nene Kendrick Perkins Jamal Cra...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott David Stern really wants you to wear a tie. You might know Rus Bradburd as the author of "Paddy on the Hardwood" and an English professor. But Jerryd Bayless (and Tim Hardaway, and Shane Battier, and many others) knows him as a ...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  15. The Great NBA Swap Meet

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Yesterday, we made mention of Brett Hainline's swap machine, which uses a player's offensive and defensive efficiency ratings to determine how swapping one player out for another would improve your team's overall ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  16. How You Assemble a Summer League Roster

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The construction of an NBA Summer League roster follows a certain blueprint: Start with draft picks and most of the second-year guys under contract. Throw in an undrafted rookie or two, some D-Leaguers, then the journeymen...

    Blog | July 11, 2009