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  1. The 2006 draft: smelling rotten

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Very few 2006 picks are producing in the NBA this season. Tyrus Thomas, with a 23.2 PER, is an exception. Remember that draft? It was actually pretty fun. In the days leading up to it, nobody knew who'd go first. T...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A treasure trove of NBA dunk contest video. Tim Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell, agitating for a Spurs trade, perhaps for Tyrus Thomas: "I'm not at all convinced this season's struggles amount to the end of an era. The Spurs still have time to get bac...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  3. Tyrus Thomas Comes Alive

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott I happened to tune in for the third quarter of last night's Bulls win over the Spurs. What I saw was what Matt McHale of By the Horns wrote: Let me put this bluntly: Tyrus sucked in the first half. After two quarters, Ty's line wa...

    Blog | October 30, 2009
  4. The High-Grade Sleepers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz NBA training camps are still a few weeks away, but rosters around the league are gradually taking shape. Once David Lee, Allen Iverson and Ramon Sessions have jobs, we'll be ready to go. The favorites in each conference...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers made their strongest adjustment of the series Wednesday night. The Magic's simple adjustment in the conference finals? Draining open looks. And Tyrus Thomas should adjust his game by launching fewer two-point jumpers. Kurt Helin...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  6. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks still have it, tired legs and all. So does Bruce Bowen, at age 37. Old is new again at the TrueHoop Network. Rob Mahoney of The Two Man Game: "Part of me wants to cheapen this win. The voice in my he...

    Blog | March 12, 2009
  7. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Does coaching matter? How do you know if a college star can translate his skills to the pro game? What goes on inside the head of a Bobcat blogger ... from the perspective of a Mavs blogger? The TrueHoop Network ponders elusive ques...

    Blog | January 21, 2009
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Did you know there already is a basketball court at the White House? It's outdoors. But still ... not bad. Tyrus Thomas! His next matchup with LeBron James will be must-watch, because last night Thomas got himself on the short list of defenders ...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  9. Who is Going to Fix the Culture of the Chicago Bulls?

    Henry Abbott

    Something is wrong in Chicago. The team that a lot of people picked to win the East this year has become one of the most bitter and miserable franchises in recent memory. (You don't believe me? Check out the tone on BlogaBull, one of the best team bl...

    Blog | April 17, 2008
  10. Talking to Tyrus Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    If you were to build a basketball player from scratch -- some combination of quickness, strength, and size -- he might look a lot like Chicago's Tyrus Thomas. Thomas played guard in high school, and has a lot of those skills. But he is also 6-8, quic...

    Blog | February 16, 2008
  11. Well Done, Jermaine O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Watch the video of that little Troy Murphy vs. Tyrus Thomas fracas last night. Thomas takes his swing and then O'Neal enacts the role of the greatest bouncer ever. Just stops the fight in about two tenths of a second. That's man time. Didn't get hot....

    Blog | December 13, 2007
  12. Kelly Dwyer Breaks Down the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    A few days ago, I emailed Kelly Dwyer wondering what was up with the Bulls. His response came in late last night: There's little reason for Bulls supporters to get too upset with the team's Thursday night loss in Phoenix. The defense could have playe...

    Blog | November 16, 2007
  13. It's Not Too Late to Save Tyrus Thomas from a Bad Nickname

    Henry Abbott

    T2, T-squared, TT, TyTy ... Tyrus Thomas might like one of those nicknames, but I'm not feeling any of them. This is a player who travels to and from space during the 48 minutes of an NBA game. He's impossible not to watch. If there are ...

    Blog | May 08, 2007
  14. Free Tyrus Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of the office half of yesterday, during which time I got a lot of e-mail about Tyrus Thomas saying he was only in the slam dunk contest for the money. The gist was: isn't he an idiot? Sam Smith has even taken this opportunity to declare...

    Blog | February 07, 2007
  15. Dunk Contest Participants: Three Potential Winners and Dwight How...

    Henry Abbott

    Just got an e-mail: Nate Robinson Dwight Howard Gerald Green Tyrus Thomas I'm going to write it a different way: Nate Robinson Gerald Green Tyrus Thomas Dwight Howard? Dwight Howard would be a very powerful candi...

    Blog | February 05, 2007
  16. 2006 Draft Profile: Tyrus Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    Video Big batch of great highlights. Here he is blocking J.J. Redick's shot. This block is pretty great. Here's a nice dunk from his high school days. Some highlights from the NCAA tournament. If everything pans out for Ty...

    Blog | June 28, 2006