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  1. Quizzing Doug McDermott

    Henry Abbott

    The sweet-shooting Creighton big man gets the rapid-fire treatment....

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Still hope for Anthony Bennett

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been watching the top overall pick in the 2013 draft, and says with that size and those beautiful shooting mechanics, it's far too soon to call Anthony Bennett a bust....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  3. How the Knicks and Nets are failing

    Henry Abbott

    By shooting from the hip in making key decisions, Amin Elhassan says the Knicks and Nets sowed the seeds of their own demise. ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Bradley Beal rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    The Wizards guard on being a nice guy, playing crazy minutes, designing his own tattoos and the real reason he wears a sleeve on his shooting arm....

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Rodman on Rodman

    Henry Abbott

    What is Dennis Rodman up to these days? "I've been doing nothing for the last 13 years, man, and having a blast doing it baby!" This he says from the TV set where he was shooting, of all things, a Wonderful Pistachios "Get Crackin'" commercial....

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  6. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  7. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  8. Z-Bo's bad game: Don't forget the D

    Henry Abbott

    D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty ImagesZach Randolph was the victim of choice for the Spurs' pick-and-roll attack, starring Tony Parker.Gregg Popovich called Tony Parker over to the bench. The game was five minutes old and the Grizzlies were shooting free ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  9. Do 3-point shooters get tired?

    Henry Abbott

    3-point shooting is not new to the NBA -- but it has been embraced more than ever by NBA teams, who are shooting them about twice as often now compared to 20 years ago. NBA players make 35.7 percent of them -- which makes the rewards very high. Th...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. The defense of a shooter

    Henry Abbott

    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Steve Novak's elite NBA skill is shooting and his defense is a joke. Right? Digging around Synergy Sports' advanced statistical service, I noticed something surprising: Steve Novak has the same overall defensive rating as...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  11. NBA reacts to Newtown, CT shooting

    Henry Abbott

    [View the story "NBA players stunned" on Storify]...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  12. Kevin Durant vs. Hero Ball

    Henry Abbott

    With his scoring title, his sweet shooting touch and his incredible ability to score while heavily covered, Kevin Durant might be the world's favorite Hero Ball player. But, whether he's sticking to the team script or speaking from the heart, Kevin D...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker had a shooting game for the ages Tuesday night. It didn't matter where he was aiming from. He hit 5 of 6 shots from inside 10 feet, misfiring only on a twisting first-quarter layup. He was 7 f...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. Three ideas on teamwork

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images The shooting form: fantastic. The result: spectacular. The process: reckless. A pull-up, off-the-dribble 3, from a yard behind the 3-point line, with time on the clock is the very definition of Hero Ball. An...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  15. TrueHoop TV: David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on which college player inflated his draft stock by playing well in the Final Four, which NBA player has the best shooting mechanics Thorpe has ever seen, and why it might be OK that, for a little stretch here, Kevin Love is a magnificen...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. 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