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  1. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: It's Bachelor Bio Breakdown ...

    David Jacoby

    Huge column this week. We've got the annual "Bachelor Broads Breakdown" and the latest on Survivor as the show's finale looms. I knew it was going to be a great week for the GRTFL when I walked into my house and saw my wife watching a show called Aft...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat...

    Brett Koremenos

    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bound team. Check back later this week for the remaining 12 breakdowns. New York Knicks: The Carmel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  3. Jeremy Lin on the Rockets Part II: Turnovers in Transition and De...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Yesterday we looked at Jeremy Lin and why his ability in the pick-and-roll could wind up warranting the contract that the Houston Rockets gave him. With regard to the Rockets' half-court offense, Lin and his pick-and-roll play is a very good match. H...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  4. How Will Howard, Bynum, and Iguodala Fit In With Their New Teams?...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The news that Dwight Howard is heading to the Lakers in a four-team trade means our long national nightmare is over. It also means that with the particulars of the deal — Howard to L.A., Bynum to Philadelphia, and Iguodala to Denver — thr...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  5. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. The London Olympics and Jonas Valanciunas's Potential for the Rap...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Since the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011, the curiosity about the 20-year-old Lithuanian has only grown among basketball fans. With the news that he would make his NBA debut this season, the interest in his performanc...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  7. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  8. How Can Team USA Use Blake Griffin Effectively?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden secured the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, beating out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and no. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Griffin may be the most interesting selection, because, mo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. 2012 NBA Draft: Evaluating the Big Men

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Bigs tend to be selected based on potential more than any other type of player in the NBA draft. If you have size and athleticism, you are nearly a lock for a lottery selection. Thus, teams make their choices based on projected skill, and scouts must...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  10. 2012 NBA Draft: Evaluating the Point Guards

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Of all the positions in the NBA, maybe the toughest one to project is the point guard spot. The pro game is very demanding on point guards, constituting a real leap from college, especially in terms of the defense the players face. The most interesti...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  11. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal and JackO

    Bill Simmons

    What, two Grantland columns from Rafe Bartholomew and Bill Barnwell/Jay Kang weren't enough Pacquiao-Bradley coverage for you? You wanted more? How 'bout some good old-fashioned conspiracy talk (and a breakdown of the fight) with our pal Cousin Sal? ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  12. What's Different About Kevin Love?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kevin Love has had a fantastic season, averaging 26.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. But for the month of March alone, over a 16-game span, he averaged 30.7 PPG and 13.9 RPG on 46.4 percent shooting, including 44.9 percent shooting from the 3-poi...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  13. A Look at Oklahoma City's Late-Game Struggles

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are a very good offensive team — so good, actually, that they average 107.5 points per 100 possessions, the best offensive efficiency in the league. Despite their overall success, the Thunder struggle in one specific a...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  14. Checking in on James Harden and John Wall

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Before the NBA season began, I looked at three players on the verge of superstardom: John Wall, Eric Gordon, and James Harden. Now that we're at the All-Star break, the time seems ripe to check in on these players. Let's focus on Harden and Wall, sin...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  15. How to Guard Jeremy Lin

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The New York Knicks have gone 9-2 since Jeremy Lin's breakout game earlier this month. Lin's domination has been, in large part, because of his skilled play off the pick-and-roll. The Knicks, who beat the Atlanta Hawks 99-82 on Wednesday and face the...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  16. Breaking Down Kevin Love's Post Game

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kevin Love is a shooter before anything else. Even though we would expect him, as a power forward, to be comfortable playing close to the basket, the centerpiece of Love's game is his jump shot. He often struggles to score in the post, though it isn'...

    Blog | February 17, 2012