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  1. The Kemba Conundrum: What Should the Hornets Do With Their &lsquo...

    Zach Lowe

    Happiness and continuity can carry an extra price in the NBA, and the teams most willing to pay it are often those that have known the deepest misery. Charlotte sunk into depths of misery no one even knew existed, both on the court and in the prof...

    Blog | September 23, 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. Zaza Pachulia Is Buying the Bucks' Court. No, Seriously.

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a weird start to the season for the perpetually funky Milwaukee Bucks. Five rotation players are dealing with injuries, including Brandon Knight, the team's most important offseason acquisition. One of those players, LARRY SANDERS!, is un...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The Height of Wonkery: An In-Depth Look at the NBA With the Most ...

    Zach Lowe

    Fifteen of the league's 30 teams have purchased a data-tracking camera system from STATS LLC that records every single movement on the court — the ball, the players, the referees, etc. — in three dimensions. The cameras can measure just a...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Can the Indiana Pacers contend for the NBA title this season?

    Zach Lowe

    How Paul George & Co. bounced back from an early-season slump. Plus: the little-man dunk, the hapless Bobcats, and the tyranny of coaches on the court.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  13. Carmelo Anthony is thriving at power forward and the Knicks are o...

    Zach Lowe

    How New York's gambles are paying off. Plus, "Chandler Bang," the rise of the PUJIT, and the ugliest court in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  14. Eliminating Pregame Rituals Won't Shorten NBA Games  But These C...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is back at its fun police routine, with a new regulation that will require starters to be on the court within 90 seconds after the end of lineup introductions. A pouty Kevin Durant told the Oklahoman the rule will force the Thunder to cut dow...

    Blog | October 17, 2012