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  1. A Case for Not Realigning NBA Conferences Just Yet

    Jason Concepcion

    An overview of three consecutive days in December in the Western Conference: 1. On the evening of December 17, the Spurs, whose continual presence among the NBA elite is in no small part due to the team's conservative distribution of pla...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. Why Did Detroit Waive Josh Smith? Why Does He Shoot From There? A...

    Jason Concepcion and Kirk Goldsberry

    Jason Concepcion: Capping what must be the most precipitous fall from near-All-Star status with near-max-contract money to the waiver wire in modern NBA history -- that didn't involve drugs or the locker room brandishing of firearm...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Instant Firings, Wormholes, and Crowd-Sourced Play Calling: What ...

    Jason Concepcion

    If one thing is clear about Vivek Ranadive - billionaire business leader, (former) CEO, Silicon Valley fountainhead, engineer, philanthropist, and lead disruptor in the NBA ownership space - it's that he is not on...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. The Week in Gossip: Diddy and Drake, Taylor and Karlie, Ariana an...

    Juliet Litman

    There's a comfort in the fall calendar. The beginning of the football season gives way to Halloween, which ushers in the NBA season, which brings Thanksgiving a few weeks later, and, before you know it, Art Basel Miami Beach arrives! Art Ba...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  5. Emergency NBA Overnight: Royalty in Brooklyn, Roller Coaster in W...

    Andrew Sharp

    Normally, we save NBA Overnight for the playoffs, but last night was just too ridiculous. There was too much amazing happening all over the league. So here we go: a rundown of a meaningless night in December that also explains everything about what m...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Milwaukee’s Makeover: How the Bucks Decided to Buckle Down ...

    Zach Lowe

    There is a sense of peace in Milwaukee - a feeling that after years of lurching around NBA purgatory, the Bucks have stumbled upon a long-term path they're happy to stroll. The Bucks think they have two franchise playe...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  7. Searching for Balance: The NBA’s Lopsided Conference Proble...

    Zach Lowe

    It's time for the NBA to take a serious look at scrapping the East-West conference system, and several league sources say that discussion is now happening in some infant stage. The schedule, both its makeup and length, represents the heavie...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  8. NBA Shootaround: What Do We Know After One Month?

    Grantland Staff

    We're one month into the NBA season. To make sense of it all, we've asked our Shootaround crew to talk about a few things that we think we know after 30 awesome days of basketball. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Jason Concepcion: Here are...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  9. Kobe’s Beautiful Madness: Understanding the Lakers’ A...

    Zach Lowe

    Watching the Lakers right now is honestly unlike anything I can remember in my NBA life. They have transcended basketball and become some meta public art piece that we can all enjoy. Watching them play, and in particular watching Kobe Bryant play...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. Are You Ready for the Big-Man Renaissance?

    Andrew Sharp

    For a long time now, it's been popular to worry about the decline of big men in the NBA. Lately, it hasn't even been a worry. It's just a fact. It happened for a couple different reasons. The NBA eliminated handcheck rules, which made...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  11. Embrace the Dark Side: How the Rockets Became the New Bad Boys

    Jason Concepcion

    I find the Rockets extremely annoying to watch. In their slavish devotion to Moreyball -- which I have in the past described as "if card counting were a spectator sport" -- they have become the most predictable offense in the NBA....

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  12. 82 Games and Anthony Davis, the Human League Pass Advertisement

    Andrew Sharp

    The past few weeks have seen hundreds of NBA preview articles, and that's just on Grantland. But there's one topic we haven't really touched on yet: Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. When people say they don't watch the NBA re...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  13. NBA Half-Baked Ideas: Five Not-Quite-Foolproof Ways to Improve th...

    Kevin Wildes

    The following NBA Half-Baked Ideas are ordered from most plausible to most "C'mon, Wildes." Warning: These ideas are not fully baked. Old friends are like cacti. They've grown prickly and don't nee...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Could the Jazz Be This Year's Suns?

    Brett Koremenos

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. The top and bottom of the NBA are relatively predictable. We have...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  15. What the NBA’s Partnership With Brazil Means for the Future...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has struck a groundbreaking partnership with Brazil's top domestic basketball league in which the two will share best practices, marketing strategies, and player development techniques, per sources familiar with the situation. Th...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  16. Triangle All-Stars: The Braintrust of Stan Van Gundy, Jason Kidd,...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    The Triangle All-Star team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favori...

    Blog | October 24, 2014