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  1. Peaks and Valleys: The Career of Will Smith

    Grantland Staff

    All careers, even the great ones, have their ups and downs. Michael Jordan had his Wizards run. Shaq spent a year with the Celtics. Tiger Woods has his entire life right now. Our legends are fallible, but they don't become legends without the so...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 2: The Temple of Doom

    Bill Simmons

    Remember when I promised that Part 2 of the Trade Value column would arrive the week after the Super Bowl? That was a typo -- I meant the Oscars. Sorry about that. The good news: At least the readers handled it well. Eric in Washington: &ldquo...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  3. The Game Is Round: Kevin Garnett’s Career Reaches a Rare Fu...

    Jason Concepcion

    What would the perfect pro sports career life cycle look like? It should begin auspiciously, with a high draft pick. That promise should then be followed up by a performance to match, with passion and eye-popping numbers to go along with the star tur...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  4. Celebrating Boston’s Tacoma Twosome: Isaiah Thomas and Aver...

    Riley McAtee

    You already know that about 8 percent of the NBA's players switched jerseys before last Thursday's trade deadline. You also already know that roughly 1,487 of those trades involved point guards. Given all of that churn amo...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  5. Hey, New Guys: Let’s Overreact to the NBA’s Deadline ...

    Jason Concepcion

    Here's something that makes the NBA incredibly fun to follow: Despite the massive strides made over the last few years related to quantifying the effects that players have within a team's structure -- the high-tech cameras, the va...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  6. Trade Deadline Winners and Losers: The Suns Regroup, the Heat Rel...

    Andrew Sharp

    The trade deadline has come and gone. It was madness. Now it's Friday. Before the weekend gets started, and because my brain stopped working around 2:45 on Thursday afternoon, let's do some winners and losers and try to sort through what ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  7. NBA Shootaround: This Is Family Business

    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. Jason Conce...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  8. Circling the Eastern Conference Drain: The Teams We Want to Emerg...

    Zach Lowe

    Amid all the crazy story lines swirling around the league, we cannot overlook the event that could define a generation -- nay, multiple generations: the race for the seventh and eighth playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Perhaps "ra...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  9. Not Quite a Dynasty: Are the Seahawks the Next Yankees, Celtics, ...

    Spike Friedman

    When Malcolm Butler jumped Ricardo Lockette's route and intercepted Russell Wilson's pass on Sunday, it seemed like something that'd never happened before. While this is true -- Wilson had never thrown a game-losing inte...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  10. We Went There: The Return of the Old Firm Derby

    Graham Ruthven

    There was a certain halfheartedness to the way Celtic manager Ronny Deila celebrated his club's victory over Rangers after the full-time whistle, performing his now customary fist-pump routine in front of his own fans. Bragging rights don'...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. ‘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
  14. ‘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
  15. 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
  16. 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