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December 2010

Brook Lopez is Untouchable?

Once again, trade talks between the Nets and Nuggets are heating up.  The Nets obviously want Carmelo Anthony.  And it appears the Nets are willing to give up almost anyone to land him.  But there is one name that appears to be untouchable.  According to a story from Adrian Wojnarowski …

Still Hoping for a Plan in Atlanta

Prior to the 2009-10 season I offered a review/preview of the Atlanta Hawks that was titled: Hoping for a Plan in Atlanta.  During the summer of 2009 the Hawks made very few moves to improve their roster.   So it was clear the Hawks were simply hoping that players already on …

The Magic Move but Probably not Forward

Once upon a time the Orlando Magic were the “best” team in the NBA (where “best” is defined in terms of efficiency differential).    Okay, it was just last year.  The Magic’s efficiency differential (offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency) was 7.95 last season.  This mark actually led the NBA in …

Late Friday Bullets

One of my favorite features at TrueHoop – the leading NBA blog in the world – is the daily bullet list.  This week, though, we only got two lists.  Henry Abbott says he is busy with other aspects of the blog, like writing actual stories on Yao Ming and LeBron …

A Simple Question with a Simple Answer

Ben Gulker – who has offered posts in this forum in the past – now has his own blog.  And today at Pistons by the Numbers, Ben offered the Pistons some simple answers to their questions.  Below is Ben’s post in its entirety. Over at Pistons.com, another Q&A with Keith …

Decoding the Knicks Secret Rebuilding Plan

The discussion of the problems facing the Detroit Pistons led Italian Stallion – a person who frequently comments in this forum – to argue that the Pistons could learn from the New York Knicks.  According to IS, the Knicks pursued a strategy of getting worse before getting better.  And the …