TrueHoop: David Thorpe

NBA sophs better than Class of 2014?

April, 11, 2014
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1:27
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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It was once known as a "one-player draft." But now that we're seeing Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond & Co. in the NBA, David Thorpe says this class is likely better than the celebrated class of 2014.

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Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

March, 27, 2014
Mar 27
2:32
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick.

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True title contenders

March, 26, 2014
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5:50
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Who will win the Western Conference? Hey, let's ask David Thorpe.

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Someone will stop all these 3s

March, 24, 2014
Mar 24
2:54
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Three-pointers are king right now, but some smart team will figure out how to cool them down. Henry Abbott and David Thorpe examine.

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To all Kevin Love haters

March, 18, 2014
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2:29
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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David Thorpe understands the critique. Kevin Love's team isn't amazing and sometimes he coasts on defense. But that doesn't mean the Timberwolves big man isn't the best power forward in the game.

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The right fit

March, 12, 2014
Mar 12
5:31
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Thorpe By David Thorpe
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video David Thorpe says NBA success has a ton to do with environment. Stat geeks say it's a small effect. Who's right?

Everybody loves Giannis

March, 6, 2014
Mar 6
2:50
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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David Thorpe on why the young Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is not just infectiously likable, but also has MVP-grade potential.

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The Big Penguin takes flight

February, 28, 2014
Feb 28
2:09
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Penguins can fly! This big one does, at least. If only the Pistons had the personnel to surround Andrew Drummond with shooters like Dwight Howard in Orlando, says David Thorpe.

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Checking out the Chan-Chan Man

February, 26, 2014
Feb 26
4:44
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Is Houston's Chandler Parsons special? Does he complement Dwight Howard and James Harden? David Thorpe weighs in.

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Where's the love?

February, 26, 2014
Feb 26
11:24
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Don't let the Timberwolves' record fool you. David Thorpe says Kevin Love is a top-shelf big man.
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James Harden is the new Carmelo Anthony

February, 10, 2014
Feb 10
2:35
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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James Harden is an incredibly talented scorer, but David Thorpe says that comes with a lot of ball-stopping, and some questionable decisions.
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Still hope for Anthony Bennett

February, 7, 2014
Feb 7
11:07
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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David Thorpe has been watching the top overall pick in the 2013 draft, and says with that size and those beautiful shooting mechanics, it's far too soon to call Anthony Bennett a bust.video

Not the same Tyson Chandler

February, 5, 2014
Feb 5
11:53
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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The Knicks have one of the league's best defenders back on the court, but the effect is nothing like it once was. David Thorpe examines.

 


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The invisible battle

February, 4, 2014
Feb 4
2:39
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Almost every possession of every NBA game, the two teams fight and scrap for a precious strip of territory that runs right down the middle of the floor. David Thorpe narrates the battle.

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Shoot the 30-footer

January, 31, 2014
Jan 31
9:57
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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Some NBA players can make it from out there, when left open. Does David Thorpe think it would be good strategy to let 'em fly?

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