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  1. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  2. David Thorpe on Laker O woes

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers have top-five offensive players at shooting guard, power forward and center, and yet have the 17th-most efficient offense to date. Something is wrong. The idea is that the Laker offense is bad either because Mike Brown changed everyt...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  3. Russell Westbrook's itchy trigger finger

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images One of Russell Westbrook's 33 field goal attempts in Game 4. Back in the regular season, I joined a chorus of the geek-minded in pointing out that it's weird for Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook to have a top-five ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  4. Post-deadline links: Latest reaction

    Henry Abbott

    • Trade Tracker: Deal-by-deal breakdown • Chris Forsberg: Emotional Celts cope with losing Perk • Ric Bucher breaks down the top five teams in the East (video) • John Hollinger says Thunder trades turn them into conte...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  5. Day Four Las Vegas summer league roundup

    Henry Abbott

    By John Krolik Wesley Johnson's first summer league game did not feel like the professional debut of a top-five overall pick. The Thomas and Mack center was nearly empty, with only a few hundred people there to populate the full-sized home of the ...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer The Blowtorch with an interesting statistical take on the top franchises in NBA history. I hope I'm not giving too much away, but the Grizzlies are not in the top five. Top ten? Read and see. Martin Muursepp, who was once tr...

    Blog | September 05, 2007
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Know how many days of rest (when he wasn't filming a commercial, playing for the national team, or signing a contract extension) Dwyane Wade got this summer? One. The top five moves of the off-season, from a bettor's perspective. I totally agree ...

    Blog | October 02, 2006
  8. Catching Up

    Henry Abbott

    Stephon Marbury's reaction to Katrina is a little like my own: Hug your children, send money, and cry. Bob Cousy says an ailing Red Auerbach is "too mean to die." New Cavalier guard Damon Jones considers himself one of the top five shooters in the w...

    Blog | September 09, 2005
  9. Gerald Green's Agent

    Henry Abbott

    Lots of people have commented that Andrew Vye may have not served his client, Gerald Green, very well in the 2005 NBA draft. Green, who just a few weeks ago seemed to be a lock as a top ten, at times even a top five pick, fell all the way to number e...

    Blog | July 08, 2005
  10. The Defensive Player of the Year names his successor

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Howard lists his five picks for defensive player of the year. Howard has every right to put himself at the top of this list. Instead, Howard put his high school teammate Josh Smith at the top, with himself fifth, two spots behind Brendan Ha...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  11. Wanted: Questions for Lottery Picks

    Henry Abbott

    A little after 4 p.m. ET, TrueHoop will have one-on-one time with five top picks: Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo, Kevin Love, Jerryd Bayless, and Eric Gordon. The format will be much like the liveblogging during the Finals. You'll see my questions, and the ...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  12. John Celestand Knows Europe

    Henry Abbott

    The former NBA player has insight on the World Championships. He played in Europe for five years, so he knows a lot of the top international players personally. He should be a great person to preview the World Championships (by the way, I bet this...

    Blog | August 18, 2006
  13. The Tyrus Thomas Watch

    Henry Abbott

    In the last five minutes I read one report that Chicago is likely to draft Thomas second overall, unless Michael Jordan and the Bobcats can nab him by trading up to the top overall pick. Then I see a report that he might be available with the sevent...

    Blog | June 26, 2006
  14. The All-American White Team

    Henry Abbott

    For reasons that need not be thought about too much, Nah Right is listing the five best white American players in the NBA (Europeans and South Americans are excluded because they are "too damn good"). Kirk Hinrich tops the list: Few things...

    Blog | May 08, 2006