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  1. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Simmons

    Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual "Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?" column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015. After Rose upended LeBron's budding MVP Award dynasty in 2011, Chicagoans l...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. 13 Observations From the D-League Showcase

    Zach Lowe

    Some random news and notes after a few days on the West Coast - first in Santa Cruz for the D-League Showcase, and then in Los Angeles to tape The Grantland Basketball Hour: This is a worst-case scenario for any team that bets big on a t...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. ‘B.S. Report’: Cousin Sal and Bill’s Dad

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal comes on to talk about the weekend's NFL action, plus Bill calls his dad to talk about the Patriots and Celtics. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcast...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  4. ‘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
  5. Blue Rondo à la Dirk: Why the Mavs’ Point Guard Gamb...

    Zach Lowe

    Even with an obvious hole at point guard, the Dallas Mavericks had been blitzing opponents with a gorgeous flowing offense on pace to be the most efficient in league history. They likely cannot score the ball any better. And yet: They sac...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  6. Lightning Round: The Rajon Rondo Trade

    Grantland Staff

    On Thursday, Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Dwight Powell, for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, and draft picks. Here are the first-glance reactions from the Grantland staff. Bill Simmons: Okafor!!!!...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  7. Paul Silas, NBA Lifer

    Jonathan Abrams

    There is not much to see on the drive from Charlotte to the western banks of Lake Norman along North Carolina Highway 16. Around a few bends and past a couple of empty fields, a community springs up where the homes resemble castles and the lake is th...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  8. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  9. B.S. Report: Breaking Down the Five Worst Teams in the NBA

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose count down the worst five teams in the league in Part 1 of their 2014 NBA Preview. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  10. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  11. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. The Commissioner

    Bryan Curtis

    When Bob Ryan would begin writing a Celtics game story - a "gamer," as it's known in the trade - he'd look for a lede. An insight, a gag, a short scene. Something he could extract from his brain befor...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  13. Keyon Dooling’s Secret

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    It starts with the tapping. Staccato thumps on a knee or a table that let you know Keyon Dooling will soon disappear. Tap tap tap. He doesn't mean to vanish into himself like this. Tap tap tap. Talking ab...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. 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
  15. NBA Draft Winners and Losers

    Andrew Sharp

    After a solid 12 months of buildup turned into seven days of chaos this past week, the "craziest draft in years" turned out to be pretty sane when it actually got here. No massive upsets at the top of the board. No potential top pick slidin...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. Kevin Love Was in Boston This Weekend

    Andrew Sharp

    (Very important photo via @BigDub74) The future of the Celtics was born in a blurry photo at Fenway Park this weekend. Either that, or it was two NBA superstars randomly bumping into each other while the rest of the world daydreamed about the futu...

    Blog | June 02, 2014