HoopsHype Columns

The Ukrainian National Team has to play the World Cup with the biggest of distractions: War. Former Arizona big man Kyryl Natyazhko blogs for HoopsHype about the situation.

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Former Niagara player Pete Strobl tells the tale of the basketball journeyman in foreign lands in his book Backspin.

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Everybody is doing and it makes total sense, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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Is Eric Bledsoe a No. 1 guy?

Free agent guard Eric Bledsoe wants a maximum contract. Does he deserve it? Skills development coach David Nurse gives his two cents on the topic.

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Giving mid-level money to an NBA player is no longer the big gamble it used to be.

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While rookie Raptors forward Bruno Caboclo has often struggled in Vegas, he's not two years away from being two years away.

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Who is Nikola Mirotic?

Skills development coach David Nurse is pretty confident new Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will become the next European NBA star.

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The curious case of Lance Stephenson

There's many flawed perceptions – both positive and negative – about Lance Stephenson as a player, writes skills development coach David Nurse.

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Who is Carmelo Anthony?

There's one place west of New York where the true Carmelo Anthony can finally shine, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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Nate Robinson: Heart over height

Nuggets guard Nate Robinson recently published Heart over Height, a book in which he shares his journey to the NBA. Here's an excerpt in which he talks about his draft experience and how he ended up a Knick.

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For the most part, the Heat stopped making good moves four years ago and it finally caught up to them this season. So what do they have to do now?

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Why the Spurs won

The San Antonio Spurs put on a shooting and passing clinic on their way to the NBA title. Not much Miami could do against that team effort by a first-class squad.

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Wolves: Trade Kevin Love now

Three-time All-Star Kevin Love needs more help to have success team-wise and he's not going to get it in Minnesota.

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How do you defend LeBron James?

Yes, he's almost unstoppable. But there's ways to make him a little less effective, says Charley Rosen.

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What's wrong with Dante Exum's game?

Skills development coach David Nurse is pretty sure Dante Exum is going to become an NBA superstar. But that jump shot needs some fixing.

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