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  1. ‘B.S. Report’: Zach Lowe on the Josh Smith Mess, Rond...

    Bill Simmons

    Bill calls Zach Lowe to discuss possible destinations for Josh Smith, Rondo's fit on the Mavericks, and the NBA playoff race. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. CourtVision: The Jordan Rules

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The early-season success of Jordan Crawford is so peculiar that it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with this: Fifty-eight players have attempted at least 95 midrange shots, but nobody has made a higher percentage of them than Crawford. Her...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. How Efficient Is a Post-up Play?

    Brett Koremenos

    Earlier this week, Grantland ran a Q&A between Zach Lowe and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Among the fun tidbits of basketball knowledge sprinkled throughout this was an interesting conversation about post play. Here is the short exchan...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. Q&A: Coach Brad Stevens on His Surprising Celtics and the New Jor...

    Zach Lowe

    Boston shocked the NBA landscape twice within a two-week period last summer, first dealing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, and then hiring Brad Stevens seemingly out of nowhere as Doc Rivers's replacement. No one seemed to even know Steven...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. 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
  7. The Triangle All-Stars: J.J. Redick and Kelly Olynyk

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

    Compiling the Triangle NBA All-Stars offers a way for us to celebrate the players we love way too much. You can see the other entries in the series here. Check out the latest additions, J.J. Redick and Andrea Bargnani, below. Hey, guys ... it ain'...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  8. 43-Day NBA Warning: When the Apocalypse Comes, Jordan Crawford Wi...

    Andrew Sharp

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NBA season? Well, you're in luck! The Triangle is counting down the days for all of us. When we last left Jordan Crawford, it was the night the Knicks showed up to Madis...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  9. Dispatches From NBA Summer League in Orlando, Day 3

    Brett Koremenos

    Another day in Orlando, another day of interesting developments. I must say, I feel fortunate to even be able to write another column today. Yesterday, I watched with some serious trepidation as Joey Crawford approached Rasheed Wallace only to &#8230...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: Rocket Man

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy spending your holiday weekend reeling after rewatching Independence Day only to discover that, Pullman and Goldblum aside, it's a pretty bad film, here's what you missed in sports over the July 4 weekend: Houston secured th...

    Blog | July 08, 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. Director William Friedkin on movies, sports, and nearly buying th...

    James Hughes

    A conversation with the legendary director of The Exorcist and The French Connection (and Blue Chips) about sports, movies, and the time he almost bought the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  14. Sports Guy's Vault: Game 7th Heaven

    Bill Simmons

    This column originally ran on June 24, 2005. Outside the Boston Garden before Game 7 of the '84 NBA Finals, scalpers were getting upwards of $2,000 per ticket. Since we were fortunate enough to own midcourt seats, I remember my father perking up a...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  15. Flopping in the NBA: A History of (Non)violence

    netw3rk

    It's a tale that has grown in the telling. It was February 1976, and the Boston Celtics were hosting the Houston Rockets at the grand old Boston Garden. At some point during the game, Houston guard Mike Newlin slid into the path of Dave Cowens as the...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  16. Who's That Guy? Jordan Crawford!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Jordan Crawford. Where Is He From? Xav...

    Blog | May 03, 2013