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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. NBA Betting Lines: Kyrie vs. Dipo, Knicks-Celtics, and Dwight Com...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    We have reached the dog days of the betting season. What once was clear, robust conviction has devolved into mushy, degenerate gloop. Let's get on with it. Magic at Cavaliers (+2.5) o/u: 194.5 Doesn't matter the metric or the eye-tester, Cle...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The beginning of a strange new season for the Celtics and the Net...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of a strange new season for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and their respective teams.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  10. Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Bill Simmons on what's wrong with the Lakers

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons knows he shouldn't help the purple and gold, but he's going to do it anyway.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  15. B.S. Report: Matthew Berry, Bill's Dad, and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill dials up ESPN's Matthew Berry to talk about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers. Then Bill's dad comes on to talk about rebuilding the Celtics and the Boston sports scene. In Part 2, Bill talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the mov...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  16. 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