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  1. The odd lottery

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is that the NBA draft will help the weaker Eastern conference catch up to the West. And it might. But ... some good West teams will be rewarded with much better picks than they'd get in the East. Here I reiterate a point I first learned abou...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  2. Lessons from the Winter Forecast

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat will have to turn it on to get back to title form, and looking at the battle for West playoff spots, David Thorpe reminds us not to sleep on the Timberwolves....

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Middling Portland

    Henry Abbott

    Are the Blazers for real? Despite the hot start, Amin Elhassan projects the 15-3 Blazers to be a borderline playoff team in the crowded West. And: the revenge of the mid-range....

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. Houston, we don't have a problem

    Henry Abbott

    Don't look now, says David Thorpe, but the Rockets are good. Also, on the West being so much better than the East....

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Summer Forecast: West champions

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Summer Forecast panel says the Thunder are the favorites to win the West, but Insider David Thorpe doesn't see it that way....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Strauss rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss on who'll win the West, when the Lakers will be back in the Finals and which NBA player he'd pick to help decorate his home. ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Udonis Haslem's heated moment

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. How the West was won

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Graydon Gordian on what the Spurs got right, and what's next for the Grizzlies....

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. TrueHoop TV: X's and O's of the West

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | May 20, 2013
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Can't decide if the Clippers really have any chance of hanging with the Thunder and the Spurs in the West. One unknowable is to what extent Chris Paul has been holding back, waiting for the playoffs. To that end, in Game 1 he busted out 23 points on ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe's West picks

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com Insider David Thorpe predicts every first-round playoff series. East series are here....

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  12. Hero Ball devoured the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Late in close games, including against the Lakers on Wednesday, the Rocket offense stagnates. The Rockets had a shot against the banged up Spurs. That's the thinking. But there's no worse West draw than opening ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jalen Rose says the Spurs must deal (Insider): "I don't believe the Spurs will win the West with [Tiago] Splitter as their second-best big man." Don't count on a big San Antonio move, however. The Clippers were just 6-6 without Chris Paul, which do...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dirk Nowitzki to Grantland's Zach Lowe: "I'm such a dork, still. This is my 15th year and I still sit, when my wife's asleep, I sit there and watch League Pass. I do it from sometimes 9 p.m. till 12:30 a.m., until the West Coast games are over. I was...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Thursday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry West says that "in terms of talent" Kobe Bryant is the greatest Laker ever. So what are the non-talent qualities essential to hoops greatness? Potentially related, here's former Laker assistant coach and current CSKA head coach Ettore Messina...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer: New Sixers center Andrew Bynum will head to Germany in early September to have the same experimental procedure on his knee that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez have undergone, according to a West...

    Blog | August 14, 2012