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  1. Early-Season NBA Surprises Shootaround, A.K.A. SIXERS SHOOTAROUND...

    Grantland Staff

    Michael Carter-Williams is here to make basketball fun again. What. Is. Happening!? Zach Lowe: Here's how bad it was: My annual column of "bold" predictions hadn't been out even 30 minutes when an executive on a non-Sixers team emailed to cha...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Grantland's 2013-14 NBA Season Preview

    Grantland Staff

    Our staff's exhaustive coverage of the most exciting year in hoops since last year.

    Story | October 29, 2013
  3. NBA Job Interview: Glen Rice Jr.

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Glen Rice Jr. about his journey from struggling for minutes in the D-League to being one of the top prospects in the 2013 NBA draft. Check out the video below and watch all the NBA Job Interviews...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  4. NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Cody Zeller about adjusting to NBA pick-and-rolls, fighting his older brothers on the court, and how it kind of looks like he is falling over when he makes a move to the basket. Check out the vid...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  5. NBA Job Interview: Otto Porter Jr. (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Otto Porter Jr. about how he plans to guard LeBron James, the parts of his game he needs to improve, and the odds he ends up on the Detroit Pistons. Check out the full-length video below, followe...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. NBA Job Interview: Kelly Olynyk (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Kelly Olynyk about playing on the no. 1 team in the country, adjusting to the physicality of the NBA, and how Olynyk plans to "man up" when he plays against his childhood idol, Dirk Nowitzki. Che...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  7. NBA Job Interview: Michael Carter-Williams (With Scouting Report!...

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Michael Carter-Williams about transitioning from Syracuse's zone defense to man-to-man defense in the NBA, and the upsides of being an unselfish teammate. Then, Bill gets a little too excited abo...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. NBA Job Interview: Mason Plumlee (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons ask Mason Plumlee about what his brother has told him about playing in the league, his fear of playing against Carmelo, and getting a suit that fits when you are 6-foot-11. Check out the full interview below, followed by B...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. NBA Job Interview: Shabazz Muhammad (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons question NBA draft prospect Shabazz Muhammad about the controversy over his age, as well as his backpack and his reaction to a teammate hitting a game-winning shot. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  10. NBA Job Interview: Ben McLemore (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Ben McClemore about the comparisons to Ray Allen, his struggles with poverty, and his reputation for having trouble asserting himself. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. NBA Job Interview: Alex Len (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons question NBA draft prospect Alex Len about his injury, his adjustment to life in America, and his girlfriend, who can dunk. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's scouting report and the full-length vi...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  12. NBA Job Interview: Victor Oladipo (With Scouting Report!)

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    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons question NBA draft prospect Victor Oladipo about his improved jump shooting, the comparisons to Dwyane Wade, and his fear of crying on draft night. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's scouting repor...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  13. NBA Job Interview: C.J. McCollum (With Scouting Report!)

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    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose grill NBA draft prospect C.J. McCollum about his lack of competition in college, how he isn't nervous to play against anyone in the NBA, and his future as a sports columnist. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  14. NBA Job Interview: Trey Burke (With Scouting Report!)

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    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose grill Naismith and Wooden award–winning NBA draft prospect Trey Burke about his lack of size, the chip on his shoulder, and dating celebrities. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's scouting rep...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  15. Bill Simmons's Video Tribute to Tim Duncan

    Grantland Staff

    With San Antonio's sweep of the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, Tim Duncan is set to play in his fifth NBA Finals — 14 years after playing in his first. In this video essay, Bill Simmons pays tribute to the greatest NBA player of hi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  16. Grantland on the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    Our team's sweep of the NBA postseason.

    Story | March 19, 2013