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  1. 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
  2. Ryen Russillo’s NBA Draft Confidential: Real Scouts on Dant...

    Ryen Russillo

    ESPN's Ryen Russillo is back with another edition of NBA Draft Confidential. In the first installment, Ryen talked with NBA talent evaluators, who gave us frank assessments of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Em...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. How Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin Will Define Clips-Thunder...

    Zach Lowe

    We almost don't have enough time to process it after 16 days of first-round euphoria, but holy hell, the Clippers and Thunder are about to face off in a battle of starry NBA juggernauts. It appeared just five days ago the Grizzlies and Clip...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Winners and Losers, So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The first 72 hours of the NBA playoffs have been wild compared with last season's early chalk-fest. We've had nine competitive games out of 10, crazy finishes, a GM giving an ECW-style promo, massive scoring totals, and lots of other fun st...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NBA Shootaround: Astronaut Status

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. BASEketball Chris Ryan: For t...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. NBA Shootaround: New Year's Resolutions

    Grantland Staff

    For the first Shootaround of 2014, the gang decided to do some New Year's resolutions. Some are for specific NBA players, coaches, or mascots. Some are for us. They are all, in the end, for you. We'll be back next week with your regularly scheduled d...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  9. The Lakers and the Miracle of No Expectations

    Andrew Sharp

    First: "Wait, is this happening?" Then: "WHAT IS HAPPENING?" Finally: "Did that really just happen?" That was Lakers-Clippers on Tuesday night. And I know it was just one regular-season NBA game, most of the East Coast was asleep, and it...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. Amnesty Fever: Who Will Survive the Last Days of the CBA Provisio...

    Zach Lowe

    As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reminded us this week, the league is running out of players eligible for the amnesty provision — that sexy and often misunderstood minx in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to guillotine one play...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  11. The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    Robert Mays

    For some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing his name — to believe this was real. As the rumors of a Rivers trade began, and through the n...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. Six Degrees of the Doc Rivers Trade

    Andrew Sharp

    There are two fairly recent precedents for what happened with the Clippers and Celtics and Doc Rivers over the past 10 days. The first began on June 5, 1995, when Pat Riley, while still under contract with the Knicks, sent a secret 14-point memo to t...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. From Genius to Dolt: On the Intriguing Open Jobs in Toronto and L...

    Zach Lowe

    The long game in the NBA is fickle. Luck intertwines with talent to determine long-term success in a 30-team league in which having at least one of the top 20 players (and preferably one of the top 10) is required for championship contention. The luc...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  14. 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
  15. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Are You Fired Up?

    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. He Ate the Bones Bucks coach...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  16. Q&A: Gary Payton on Coaching, Playing Against John Stockton, and ...

    Holly MacKenzie

    Gary Payton has a hell of a basketball resume. Almost certain to be a Hall of Famer, Payton was the only point guard to ever win a Defensive Player of the Year award. He was an All-Star nine times, named to the All-Defensive first team nine times, an...

    Blog | March 26, 2013