HoopsHype Columns

Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings

Author Peter Richmond has written a new Phil Jackson biography. Exclusive to HoopsHype readers, here's the chapter devoted to Zen Master's record 72-10 season with the Chicago Bulls.

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How to fix Kyrie Irving's shot

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving has good work ethic and great basketball IQ, but he's a worse shooter than people think, says David Nurse.

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Are the Blazers for real?

The Trail Blazers are much better than expected. So much that they could contend for the championship?

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How to fix Brandon Jennings' shot

Brandon Jennings is hurting his career by taking plenty of low-percentage shots and going for style over substance. Shooting coach David Nurse has words of advice for him.

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How to fix John Wall's shot

A flawed jump shot has prevented Wizards guard John Wall from becoming a real star in the NBA. Shooting coach David Nurse has some advice for him.

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How good is Paul George?

The Indiana Pacers need Paul George to play like a superstar to beat the Heat. But is he one?

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Is Derrick Rose still in bloom?

An early look at the new Derrick Rose by Charley Rosen.

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The Top 25 players in the NBA

Eddie Johnson puts together his new list with familiar faces at the top and Kobe Bryant moving down in the ranking.

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Not impressed with my birthday

HoopsHype blogger extraordinaire Rod Benson turned 29 last week. But there was no celebration.

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Big names that will disappoint you

Charley Rosen lists seven players who face enormous pressure to succeed and will fail.

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Does Paul George deserve a max contract?

Pacers swingman Paul George just signed a max contract. Does he deserve it?

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Tony Parker leads France to its first title after many years of frustrating endings.

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Unbalanced Beasley still has appeal

Eddie Johnson has not yet given up on troubled forward Michael Beasley.

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Howard-Asik combo will not work

The Rockets think they can play Howard and Asik together. Former Rocket Eddie Johnson says they are wrong.

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The numbers game is fraudulent (Part 2)

Charley Rosen follows up on the reasons why statistics can't become the be-all, end-all in basketball.

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