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  1. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 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. Rumor Roundup! Carmelo and the Bulls, Jabari and Cleveland, and I...

    Andrew Sharp

    What's going on in the NBA right now? Glad you asked. Draft week is here, which means NBA news is better than ever. Especially this year. Embiid's injury turned everything upside down in the draft itself, Carmelo and Kevin Love are (maybe)...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. I Watched Jazz-Bulls and Lived to Tell the Tale

    Danny Chau

    Destiny, Thy Name Is Boozer Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng combined for more than half of the Bulls' field goal attempts, which makes sense. When your best offensive weapon goes down, you look to the next-best options. To a degree, it worked. But the J...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  7. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  8. Deja Vu in Chicago, Plus a Trip Through the NBA's Emergency Room

    Zach Lowe

    Some thoughts after a very depressing weekend of NBA basketball has left the league feeling unusually unsettled for this time of season, with scads of injuries and so many (Eastern Conference) teams with high internal expectations floundering horribl...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  9. The Night Everyone Got Excited for College Basketball

    Andrew Sharp

    I had a chance to be in Chicago on Tuesday night to cover the college basketball games for Grantland, and I said no for two reasons. First, because most early-season college basketball showcases are sloppy and a little bit depressing. Second, because...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. #HotSportsTakes: Is Andrew Wiggins Bad for College Basketball?

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Andrew Wiggins and the new culture in America's gymnasiums. CHICAGO — It's not that nobody's excited for college basketball this year. We ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Lambeau Woes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy backing up your asshole son by trolling online forums incognito, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 win over an injury-depleted Green Bay Packers squad at Lambeau Field, creatin...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Rose's Ruined Return

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy walking the plank at the behest of Bill Belichick, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: LeBron James and the Miami Heat opened their NBA championship defense with an impressive 107-95 win over Derrick Rose and the C...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  13. The X-Files: Luol Deng

    Robert Mays

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. Earlier this week, Mike Dunleavy, 12-year NBA veteran and first-year Chicago Bull, was asked for his early impression...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  14. No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA's BF...

    Carles

    The past two NBA seasons haven't felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league's youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls' first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Welcome Back, Hockey

    Spike Friedman

    In case yinz were busy getting to Pittsburgh to ... wait, yinz? Who the hell are yinz? Anyway, here's what you may have missed in sports on Tuesday: Oh my goodness, hockey's back? Hockey's back! And with it came a barrage of goals from defend...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Matt Janning and the Practical Realities of Life on the NBA Fring...

    Brett Koremenos

    Most fans view summer league as something of a basketball barometer. If a guy can play — whether he was a top pick, a second-round wild card, or an unsigned outcast — he'll show it in summer league and find his way onto an NBA roster. If ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013