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  1. Good-bye to All Cats: Watching Charlotte in the Torture Chamber

    Danny Chau

    Though the transition back to being the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014-15 season is purely superficial, it still leaves this year's Bobcats in a strange situation. On one hand, the best thing the Bobcats can do to usher in this new era is suck. Select...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  2. The Utah Plan: What Derrick Favors's Extension Means for the Jazz...

    Zach Lowe

    Rookie-scale contracts have given teams time to assess talent, but they still have to make bets on very young players, often committing borderline star money to guys who have never worked as anything close to primary options — or who have perha...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  3. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Charlotte Bobcats

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons marvel at the damage Michael Jordan has done to his hometown Charlotte Bobcats, ponder the fate of Al Jefferson's gigantic $23,000 bed, and Jalen predicts that Michael Jordan will play one game for the Bobcats. Yes, he is ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  4. Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and the Charlotte Bobcats' ...

    Zach Lowe

    Why the Bobcats aren't tanking and still think they can win in the long run.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  5. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: Leading Scorers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Carmelo Anthony led the NBA in scoring this season, but not everywhere. Every player has their own sweet spots — Shane Battier loves the corners, and Al Jefferson is in love with the left block. After an entire season of play, it's interesting...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. Dwight's Flight and What We've Learned From Free Agency So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The Lakers are flailing (and should probably join the deepening Tank Pool), the Thunder are still looking for ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  7. NBA Free-Agency Shootaround: Independence Day

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. Here, you'll find takes on all the big free-agency transactions of the last few days, along with some of the not-so-big ones. It's Expected, I'm Gone ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  8. Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape Th...

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz looked dead after a dispiriting road loss to Dallas two Sundays ago, and it's tempting to write them off again after their defense no-showed (or, alternatively, showed up in its usual form) last night against a very enthusiastic Denver team ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. NBA Shootaround: Cleveland, Even Now I Can Remember

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Crime Scene Chris Ryan: This...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Tyrone Corbin, and the future of the ...

    Zach Lowe

    Utah has a million and one questions. Namely, who's part of its future? Plus: Boogie Cousins problems and the binary reaction to Brandon Knight's posterization.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  11. Trade Machine Madness: A Three-Team Al Jefferson Deal That Makes ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Much like their Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz are a collection of talented youngsters and productive veterans void of a superstar. Without a clear central figure, the pressure has been on head coach Ty Corbin to identify the ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  12. CourtVision: Big Al Jefferson and the Symmetry of the NBA

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the time of attack guards, small ball, and stretch 4's, Big Al Jefferson's game is unapologetically old school. He's the kind of post player that was once so ubiquitous in the league, but now seems to be an endangered species. Like Adrian Peterson...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. Q&A: Utah Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin on His Team's Three Bigs

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz look to be settling in as a solid bottom-four playoff seed in the Western Conference, though with Golden State off to a surprising 17-8 start, making the playoffs at all is no guarantee for the incumbent No. 8 seed. Utah is 14-12 after an ex...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  14. Trade Season: More Potential Names on the NBA Market

    Zach Lowe

    Saturday has come and gone, meaning the majority of free agents who signed with new teams over the summer are now trade-eligible. Last week, Grantland took a look at some of the bigger names on that December 15 eligibility list, including Ryan Anders...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and the Jazz (We've Got)

    Chris Ryan

    This Weekend's the Weekend To Watch the Best Division in Basketball ... As someone who - from the time he learned to talk to when he moved away from home - consistently referred to every single place outside of Philadelphia as "down there," be it "...

    Blog | January 13, 2012