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  1. TrueHoop TV: Conversation starters

    Henry Abbott

    These three players come off the bench for their current teams. But David Thorpe says Harrison Barnes, Reggie Jackson and Omer Asik would all flourish as starters....

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. Only one Gregg Popovich

    Henry Abbott

    Albert Pena/Icon SMI The Spurs coach pulled his starters in the third and they never returned. It will be recorded as just another San Antonio loss, in a season with too many. This one came against a crucial rival, in overtime, with playoff implica...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  3. That's what coaches do

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images Scott Brooks made a tough call, benching four starters for the fourth, including Russell Westbrook. Leave in the players who are playing well, or bring back the starters? It's a fantastic basketball dilemma with 1,0...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  4. More Quentin Richardson, please

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus writes: Tuesday's game turned early because of foul trouble, but not the way you'd imagine. It was the Magic that saw two starters sidelined by a pair of quick fouls, which proved a blessing in disguise. Hedo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  5. Nate Silver: Don't bench your starters yet

    Henry Abbott

    Stat geeks are unanimous in very little. But one thing that they almost all agree on is that most of the time NBA coaches are being excessively timid when benching players with foul trouble. If you want to win, put your best players out there as much...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  6. Research: Bench starters with fouls because they play poorly

    Henry Abbott

    All these years, we have been assuming that coaches were too conservative in benching starters with foul trouble. If you're scared they'd be kept off the floor, what's the wisdom in keeping them off the floor? Researchers have dug into this questi...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  7. Behold the Fropez

    Henry Abbott

    P.A. Molumby/NBAE/Getty Images The hair of Robin Lopez has earned its own nickname. By and large the Lakers have outplayed the Suns in the Western Conference finals. But with a few minutes left before halftime, Alvin Gentry put his starters back in...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  8. Expect more smallball from Suns-Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PHOENIX - Here's a trend from Game 1 you can bank on for the rest of the Western conference semifinal series between Phoenix and San Antonio: starters Antonio McDyess and Jarron Collins will be nowhere to be found by crunch time....

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  9. Allen Iverson, unemployable All-Star

    Henry Abbott

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images It's unclear if any team would offer Iverson -- voted an All-Star starter -- a minimum contract. Today the 76ers confirmed what has been whispered for some time: Allen Iverson won't be back in a Sixers uniform this seaso...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  10. Juwan Howard's neighbors sound off

    Henry Abbott

    Veteran Juwan Howard barely made the Blazers as 12th man, but thanks to injuries has become a starter, and seems to be holding up nicely despite turning 37 a couple of days ago. Insights into Howard's lifestyle from those who know him best:...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  11. On Allen Iverson, Aging and All-Stars

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images This season Allen Iverson has been both cut by the Grizzlies and voted an All-Star starter. This afternoon, writer Sherman Alexie e-mailed me that he was aghast that Allen Iverson would actually consider pl...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  12. As Nellie's World Turns, Curry Plays 2 1-2 Minutes

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK -- From starter to splinter-gatherer, that pretty much describes Stephen Curry's evolution over the first eight games of the season. At least Warriors coach Don Nelson had an explanation Friday night, no matter how in...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  13. Shorthanded Nuggets overmatched in Atlanta

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger ATLANTA - This is the difference between the Nuggets and most of the other contenders: Depth. Teams like Orlando and the Lakers can shrug off the loss of a starter or two and still claw their way to victories, as they've done in ...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  14. Is Allen Iverson just now learning his role?

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Chris Herrington of the Memphis Flyer makes a convincing case that Allen Iverson should come off the bench. For instance, the starters score very well, but need defense and rebounding, while the bench could use some scoring. Herrin...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  15. Nicolas Batum's Shoulder Surgery

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The Blazers were set to open the season with far too many small forwards -- Nicolas Batum started on last year's 54-win team, ex-starter Martell Webster is back from injury, Travis Outlaw has closed a lot of games. But, as general ...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The trouble in Houston would seem to be that Chuck Hayes is starting for Yao Ming. But Daryl Morey points out that the hidden issue is not that Hayes will be on the floor with the starters ... but that it's not yet clear who will ...

    Blog | October 26, 2009