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  1. How Andre Iguodala is like Scottie Pippen

    Jonathan Abrams

    Andre Iguodala, one of the most versatile players in the NBA, could be the key to a championship for Golden State, but it took him years to find the right teammates — and some respect.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  2. Catching Up With Derrick Favors

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a whirlwind first few years in the NBA for Derrick Favors, who was barely 19 years old when he made his on-court debut. His short career has included being drafted no. 3 overall by the New Joisey Nets; spending his entire rookie year as a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  3. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  4. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: The Best Shooters

    Kirk Goldsberry

    DeAndre Jordan led the NBA in field goal percentage in 2012-13, but what does that actually mean? Field goal percentage remains our best proxy for shooting ability, but when we ignore the key interactions between court space and shooting percentage, ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  5. Court surfaces and the golden age of men's tennis

    Brian Phillips

    How big a role has court technology played in tennis's current golden age?

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  6. NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Cody Zeller about adjusting to NBA pick-and-rolls, fighting his older brothers on the court, and how it kind of looks like he is falling over when he makes a move to the basket. Check out the vid...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  7. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones discuss Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the latest coaching-carousel news (Jason Kidd, Doc Rivers, Lionel Hollins), the NBA's new on-court advertising, and ideas for NBA TV's next documentary. All that, plus grounde...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. MVP LeBron James and the rest of the NBA regular-season awards

    Zach Lowe

    LeBron is still the king, but who else is in his court?

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  10. Packing the paint is the NBA defensive strategy forcing coaches t...

    Zach Lowe

    How the NBA's aggressive new defensive strategy — packing the paint — has forced coaches to reimagine scoring. Plus: the Cavs' pitiful D, in praise of pregame intros, and what happens when shooters get cranky.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  11. Bill & Bird: Larry Bird on Fighting in the NBA and Why He Hates B...

    Grantland Channel

    Larry Bird tells Bill Simmons that he thinks the NBA has taken the flagrant foul thing too far, reviews his career in on-court brawls, and explains why he thinks Bill Laimbeer was a dirty player. Watch the video after the jump....

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  12. The Toronto Raptors, SportVU cameras, and the NBA's analytical re...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is undergoing an analytical transformation, and the Raptors are one of the teams at the forefront. For the first time, here is an exclusive, inside look at how SportVU is changing basketball.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  13. CourtVision: The Secret Dead Spot of the NBA

    Kirk Goldsberry

    One of the basic tenets of basketball is that some shots are easier than others; a layup is easier than a half-court heave. However, it turns out that the relationship between shot distance and field goal percentage is more complicated than you might...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: #GETOFFME

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. LeBron James And that was just pregame. Man, this was a real #getoffme kind of night. Everybody was like, "GET. OFF. ME. #GETOFFME." Either on the court or off, a f...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  15. A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by You...

    Hua Hsu

    There's no greater celebration of what professional basketball has become than All-Star Weekend. There will be some fierce dunks, canny dribbling, and face-melting passes, sure, but I'm mostly talking about the spectacle, the off-court everything els...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Did Anyone Win the Rudy Gay Trade?

    Zach Lowe

    What makes the Grizzlies-Raptors-Pistons blockbuster so exciting is the air of mystery about the long-term, on-court implications of the deal. And those issues almost all surround Rudy Gay: Just how good is he? Within what sort of roster might he jum...

    Blog | January 31, 2013