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  1. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. The Mess in Atlanta: What Bruce Levenson's Email and Exit Me...

    Zach Lowe

    We shouldn't need a reminder that NBA owners, when the cameras are off and the community rallies are over, conceive of fans mostly as walking sacks with dollar signs on them. That was the trigger for the email from Atlanta Hawks owner Br...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself

    Zach Lowe

    As the second round of the 2003 draft puttered along, the Nets watched as teams ahead of them plucked every player in which New Jersey had interest. The team, fresh off an Atlantic Division win and an appearance in the NBA Finals, was so low on cash,...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Surveying the LeBron Landscape

    Zach Lowe

    The trajectory of an entire sports league can turn on random things. If you gave Heat officials truth serum three weeks ago, after they had vanquished an imploding Indiana team, they'd have told you they preferred Oklahoma City as a Finals...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. Inflexible Indy Finally Bends to Beat Atlanta

    Zach Lowe

    The Pacers under Frank Vogel have been one of the NBA's least adaptable teams. They always play two big men together, and almost always in a traditional center-power forward alignment; David West and Luis Scola played just 84 minutes toget...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. The NBA Mega-List of Things to Like and Dislike

    Zach Lowe

    Every year, dozens of "likes" and "dislikes" fail to make it into a Tuesday column, left to die if they are somehow unique to that particular season. And every year, we try to save at least some of them with a mega-post to showcas...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    The thrilling conclusion to a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  10. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. Identity Problems: The Big Questions About Tonight's NBA Playoff ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tonight is a night for both rejoicing and sadness: Depending on the results of three crucial games, including two elimination games, this could be the last night featuring more than two games until next season opens. This is a bad thing for fans seek...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. Do-or-die playoff questions for the Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks...

    Zach Lowe

    With their seasons on the line, how can the struggling seeds survive?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  13. An Eye on the Hawks

    Zach Lowe

    The Atlanta Hawks should be one of those NBA teams whose present doesn't really matter. There are a depressing number of such teams when you really start to think about it, and the Hawks fit the definition perfectly — a nice collection of playe...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  14. A Tale of Two Offenses: The Surprising Knicks and the Slumping Th...

    Zach Lowe

    It's too early to draw meaningful conclusions about teams or players, but after just a week, we can say this: One of the league's glamour teams looks surprisingly comfortable in its own skin, while a would-be contender fresh off a massive long-term r...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  15. Your Guide to the NBA's All-League Pass Teams

    Zach Lowe

    We all know the Lakers are the single biggest story of the season, with four great players trying to reach an undetermined ceiling within the Princeton offense — and despite an uncertain bench whose only plus defensive big, Jordan Hill, is alre...

    Blog | October 10, 2012