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More on my interview with David Stern

If you missed it, I spoke to NBA commissioner David Stern yesterday on his role in the nixed trade last December that would have brought center Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets. When I asked Stern about his decision to overrule Hornets general manager Dell Demps, he said that he hadn’t ‘overruled’ anybody.  I responded that [...]

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Revisiting Gasol, Nene

A reader, StephenJCyrier, writes: Say it-”-the CP3 deal would have been an unmitigated disaster for the Rockets.” On the contrary, with the season having transpired as it has, of one thing I am more sure than ever: had the Gasol trade gone down, the Rockets would now be competing for one of the, if not [...]

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On trading Yao

After the news today, I asked a friend about the possibility of trading Yao.  Via email, Andrew, one of the persons whose opinion on basketball matters I trust most: Only if Yao himself agrees that he is done. I haven’t read everything related to the latest, so I just don’t know. And more importantly, trying [...]

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More on Terrence Williams

A reader, Blake, writes: The only players last season to assist on 20% or more of teammate field goals (AST% > 20) and grab 10% of the rebounds on the floor (TRR > 10%) were LeBron James and Terrence Williams, the rookie. This is misleading, though, as LeBron assisted on nearly twice as many field [...]

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The Crux of the Problem: Point Guard Play?

A reader, Bob Schmidt, writes:

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