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February 2008

Stackhouse for Kidd?

Avery Johnson – the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks – sat Jason Kidd in the final minute of a nationally televised game against the San Antonio Spurs.  Mark Stein – of ESPN.com the Daily Dime – explained the rational for this move as follows: Johnson explained afterward that he …

Kevin Martin vs. Reggie Theus

Mike Moreau of HoopsWorld penned the following column on Thursday (hat tip to Henry Abbott and TrueHoop). The Kevin Martin Mystery In this column – which you should go read — Moreau made the following observations: – Of starting shooting guards in the NBA, Martin is the most efficient scorer. …

Meet Amir Johnson

Eli Witus – of Count the Basket – and I are both fans of the Pistons. After my post on Carl Landry, he suggested a similar post on Amir Johnson.  Like Landry, Johnson is a big man who has been quite productive in limited minutes.  Unlike Landry, this production was …

Surviving the Loss of Yao

On Tuesday morning the Houston Rockets received what seems like the worst possible news.  Yao Ming is not going to play anymore this season.  Since he’s clearly their most productive player, the Rockets (and Tracy McGrady) dream of playoff success are now over. And then on Tuesday night we saw …

Meet Carl Landry

At times it appears Kevin Durant’s path to the Rookie of the Year award is as clear as Raul Castro’s ascent to the presidency of Cuba. Despite questions about qualifications, it’s hard seeing much of an opposition campaign building between now and the RoY election. Currently Durant has a WP48 …

Trade Thoughts

Normally when there is a trade I offer a post talking about how the transaction impacts each team.  But this past week there were too many trades for a post on each one.  So here are a few comments on the winners and losers from the flurry of the past …

Can Kidd Save Dallas?

A mere twenty months ago the Dallas Mavericks were up 2-0 in the NBA Finals.  Since this time the Mavericks experienced a devastating low (four straight losses in the NBA Finals), a high (best record in the 2006-07 season), and another devastating low (upset in the first round of the …

All-Star Game Thoughts

The Western Conference, from top to bottom, is clearly the best conference this season.  But as I noted a few days ago, the stars of the West were not clearly better than their counterparts in the East.  So we should not be surprised that the Eastern stars prevailed in the …