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  1. Your Summer NBA Rivalries Guide

    Jason Gallagher

    It's August and the NBA news cycle is running like a dry well. I'm not saying stories are being manufactured out of thin air or anything like that. Never. But some little subplots might need some gasoline poured on them for added...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Dear Every Team in the NBA: Your Rookies Are Phenomenal

    Andrew Sharp and Rembert Browne

    Every year, teams throughout the NBA draft rookies. The hope is that these rookies will positively contribute to the franchises' success. Some years, the rookie crop is extremely talented. Other years, not so much. We'll see how this year&#...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's main proposal to reform the lottery, reported first here, has drawn reactions ranging from tepid support - a shoulder shrug and a smile - to aggressive criticism of the idea as both ineffectual and likely leading to bad...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Hello? Who’s There? The NBA Celebrations Matrix!

    Shea Serrano

    This is about celebrating celebrations. This is not a difficult thing to understand, so I will do my best in the coming moments not to make it so. In fact, I will do the least difficult thing I can think of, which is to answer fake questions that I&#...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

    Bill Simmons

    Zach Lowe and Joe House join Bill to discuss the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the NBA summer league, and the problems with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the marquee names and sheer volume of movement, NBA free agency has become its own second season. Just fewer than 100 NBA players have signed fresh deals. Some have chosen to stay in place, while others are moving on to new teams. By ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. Mark Deeks: The Englishman Who Went Up the Internet But Came Down...

    Jason Concepcion

    The collective bargaining agreement is the DNA of the NBA. It is a vast tangle of rules governing how teams are assembled, how players are retained and moved, and how the monies generated by the game are divided and transferred. At the heart of the C...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last week, in the arid Vegas desert, I saw the steal of the 2014 NBA draft. Phoenix's T.J. Warren lit up the night against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. The next day, against Minnesota, he put up 26 points o...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Q&A: Cavs Coach David Blatt on LeBron, Princeton, and 'T...

    Zach Lowe

    What a life for David Blatt, and what a last couple of weeks. Blatt is the NBA's new mystery man, plopped in charge of perhaps the league's most intriguing team. He has coached all over the world for the last 20 years, winning consistently ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  10. Remember When LeBron Stopped the NBA Offseason?

    Andrew Sharp

    As recently as the middle of last week, the NBA offseason was underwhelming. LeBron had opted out to put pressure on Miami, but then Bosh and Wade answered by opting out as well. That was supposed to be the end of the LeBron drama. Meanwhile, Carmelo...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  11. The Johnny Manziel Life Advice Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    We are smack in the middle of the World Cup, and NBA free agency officially started at midnight last night. It's an exciting time for sports fans everywhere. But look, that doesn't mean we just drop everything and ignore America's favo...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Eight Questions for the NBA's Silly Season

    Zach Lowe

    Midnight on July 1 used to mark the start of the NBA's crazy season: the opening of free agency, with GMs on doorsteps carrying fancy presentations, players taking late-night meetings, and someone signing a marginal free agent to an eight-f...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  13. Let the NBA Trading Season Begin

    Zach Lowe

    This is what the NBA wanted in rejiggering the rules during the lockout of 2011 - shorter contracts, more teams hoarding cap space, and more players flying around the league into those acres of open space. League higher-ups call...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  14. The Juliet Show: NBA After Dark With Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

    Juliet Litman

    Juliet Litman, Andrew Sharp, and Chris Ryan talk about LeBron rumors, NBA draft hypotheticals, and what's going on with NBA players in the offseason. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&am...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  15. Bill and Jalen’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft: The Cavs Should Trade...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose break down how they think the 2014 NBA draft SHOULD play out. It's hard to say who is struggling more, the NBA teams trying to decide what to do with their picks, or Bill and Jalen trying to use the touch-screen monit...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. NBA Draft Shootaround: Take Your Pick

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing will be happening tonight, and to help get you ready, the Shootaround crew is choosing some of their favorite players in this year's draft. Click here for more on the 2014 NBA draft. Robert Mays: Gary Harris and his game deser...

    Blog | June 26, 2014