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Late-Friday Mini-Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

David Stern won't tolerate coaches criticizing referees. But, clumsy though it may be, that kind of griping is one warning system if a referee is simply terrible. How will we -- the fans who are the lifeblood of the game -- know about...Show More Summary

Chauncey Billups on George Karl's visit

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

SALT LAKE CITY -- Chauncey Billups spoke to the media at shootaround on Friday at Energy Solutions Arena about George Karl's visit to Nuggets' practice on Thursday in Denver: It was good to see him. It would good to see him out of the house and around and moving around a little bit. Show More Summary

Sources: Hornets contact TNT's Collins about coaching job

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The New Orleans Hornets have established preliminary contact with television analyst Doug Collins about their coaching opening, ESPN.com has learned. NBA coaching sources said Friday that Collins is among the high-profile candidatesShow More Summary

Andrei Kirilenko remains hopeful

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, sidelined with a strained calf, expressed more cautious optimism that he could return for a potential Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets next Friday. "It's a good goal," Kirilenko said. Show More Summary

The naughty list: worst players so far

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images Frustrating: Shawn Marion has not found his niche as a playoff Maverick. We're just a few games into these playoffs, and already we have been treated to some momentous performances. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Jason Richardson, Joakim Noah... Show More Summary

The nice list: best players so far

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport Josh Smith: One Hawk who is right at home in the playoffs. The playoffs are different. The fouls are harder, the preparation is more intense, the defensive schemes are more focused and the easy shots are memories. Show More Summary

First Cup: Friday

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "If the playoffs are indeed where stars are born and legends are made, we just witnessed Kevin Durant take his first step toward forcing his way into an elite fraternity. In what he deemed a must-win...Show More Summary

The Jazz get their reps

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images What's the secret? SALT LAKE CITY -- It's something you hear frequently when talking to people inside the Utah Jazz organization and opponents around the league: Jerry Sloan has been running the same stuff for more than 20 years, yet most defenses seem powerless to stop it. Show More Summary

Noah Tops Jackson by Talk-KO

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By J.A. Adande We often see a metaphorical passing of the torch during the NBA playoffs, but usually not by the midpoint of the first round. In this case we already can call the fight. Joakim Noah has surpassed Phil Jackson as the undisputed champion of insults. Show More Summary

Derek Fisher, on being a Laker leader

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

"It's a full-time job," Derek Fisher says, in a new video on his website. "It really is." Fisher has taken his lumps this season for his declining on-court performance, but I dare anyone to question the man's abilities to command respect.

LeBron James' love of Chicago

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The Associated Press quotes LeBron James, flatly refusing to rip Chicago in the manner that his playoff opponent Joakim Noah has gone after Cleveland: "It's an awesome city. Great restaurants, great shopping," said James, who spent three summers in Chicago while in high school working out at Michael Jordan's facility. Show More Summary

Thursday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

This really is an amazing read. To get far in business, you need some real nerve, and Donald Sterling certainly has it. The Clippers owner once denied, in court, any understanding whatsoever of the concept of the guaranteed contract....Show More Summary

Steve Javie, not refereeing the playoffs

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images One of the biggest names in NBA refereeing is out for the rest of the season. An alert TrueHoop reader, Andy, noticed that 16 games into the playoffs, precisely zero of them had been refereed by the most celebrated of current officials, Steve Javie. Show More Summary

For Suns' Frye, a homecoming of sorts

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By John Hollinger PORTLAND – Playoff series are supposed to bring out the worst in city vs. city rivalries, but in the case of Blazers vs. Suns we have a glaring exception to that rule. Suns center Channing Frye grew up in Arizona, went to college there, and plays there now. Show More Summary

The two faces of Vince Carter

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Doug Benc/Getty Images Sport Vince Carter kicked off the playoffs with 15 missed shots and six turnovers. In his first game of these playoffs, Vince Carter was about as bad as NBA players get. The Magic made the NBA Finals last year, with an up-and-comer shooting guard, Courtney Lee. Show More Summary

First Cup: Thursday

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Jonathan Abrams and Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Doc Rivers faced a decision that coaches at all levels wrestle with: whether to foul with a 3-point lead and the shot clock off. It is one of the most heavily debated topics among the best N.B.A. Show More Summary

Andrei Kirilenko won't rule out a first-round return

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

After two medical procedures -- one to drain blood from his injured left calf, and another to introduce platelet rich plasma -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko says it's unlikely but  possible he could play in the late first roun...

What's holding the Nuggets back?

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images What are the Nuggets going to do about this guy? SALT LAKE CITY -- When Jazz center Mehmet Okur collapsed to the floor on Saturday night in Game 1 of Utah's series with Denver, the prevailing sentiment -- even among those with the highest reverence for what the Jazz do -- was the Utah was cooked. Show More Summary

Wednesday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Zach Lowe of CelticsHub on Ray Allen's role in the run that broke the Heat: "Ray’s value goes well beyond his three-point shooting percentage. And if you ever doubt that, you can do two things: 1) Look at Ray’s plus/minus stats, which...Show More Summary

Not the beautiful game

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport The best players in the world, standing around. Derek Fisher was trying to find Pau Gasol in the post. There were about five minutes left in a one-point game. Gasol is one of the most talented big men in the world. Show More Summary

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