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  1. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. The Pest

    Jonathan Abrams

    The lawn sloped slightly toward the sky, giving way to a modest, three-bedroom beige duplex. No one bothered bragging about the Citrus Heights home in the shadows of Sacramento. Still, Henry Barnes, the proprietor of the picturesque lawn, tended to i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. The New Blake Griffin, in the Words of the Clippers

    Jonathan Abrams

    Have you met the new Blake Griffin yet? This season, the Clippers' All-Star power forward has evolved into an all-around force and a dark horse MVP candidate. That evolution went mostly unnoticed in the early part of the season. A player already...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  4. NBA Shootaround: Rip It Up and Start Again

    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. Top of the Wish List (Via iC...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  5. The X-Files: DeAndre Jordan

    Chris Ryan

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. You know how sometimes you go to a bar and once you get your bearings, you see that there is clearly someone there wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Q&A: Liars' Angus Andrew Talks Doc Rivers and Being a Clippers Fa...

    Ian Cohen

    In terms of the art rock world, Liars are a "band's band." They're critically acclaimed, musically daring, and only slightly off the mainstream radar despite having no intention of putting themselves in that position. They're the kind of group Radioh...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Why the System, and Not Its Pieces, Will Determine the Clippers' ...

    Jared Dubin

    It's been quite the offseason for the Los Angeles Clippers. By re-signing Chris Paul, snatching Doc Rivers away from the Celtics, turning Eric Bledsoe's potential and Caron Butler's contract into J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, and retaining Matt Barne...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  8. 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
  9. The Player-for-Coach NFL Trades That Make (at Least a Little) Sen...

    Robert Mays

    When the original Doc Rivers–to–Los Angeles rumors began, the feeling of inevitability surrounding them was based mostly on the idea that Doc heading to the Clippers was beneficial for both sides. If the Celtics could get DeAndre Jordan a...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  10. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Spring Blaaaaaaaaake

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Blake Griffin There are nights when he sulks, glares at the officials after every whistle, mopes past his coach (you'll see why in a second), and throws his hands i...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  11. Why Matt Barnes, of All People, Could Be the Key to a Clippers Pl...

    Zach Lowe

    Two nights ago, as the Spurs and Thunder tangled in a rematch of last season's most exciting playoff series, it was easy to drool over another San Antonio–Oklahoma City conference finals. The old lion, its pinpoint system bolstered by some new ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. Revisiting the All-Time Alley-Oop Power Rankings, on the Occasion...

    Robert Mays

    Last night, just a few minutes after DeAndre Jordan was done putting Brandon Knight in a jar on his mantel ... Grantland's Bill Barnwell tweeted this: Poor @realrobertmays wrote about the best alley-oops of all-time last week and now his li...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  13. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The People vs. Brandon K...

    Chris Ryan and Robert Mays

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Brandon Knight Why jump B. Knight?!- Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) March 11, 2013 Chris Ryan: Because you're supposed to jump, dummy! You're supposed to sto...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  14. The Clippers Should Be Doing Whatever They Can to Trade for Kevin...

    Robert Mays

    With the basketball part of my brain switched off yesterday, it wasn't until this morning that I caught the Sporting News report that the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in a trade for Kevin Garnett. The initial reaction, as someone who works 50...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  15. The Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, and m...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's five-man squads that crush. Plus: DeAndre Jordan's self-alley-oops, Kevin Love's injury, and the disappearance of Marvin Williams.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  16. How the Clippers Can Become Elite

    Zach Lowe

    In the second week of last season, the Blazers went into Oklahoma City and worked to such a polished, smart road win over the Thunder that it felt like Portland was announcing itself as a legitimate threat in the Western Conference. LaMarcus Aldridge...

    Blog | November 08, 2012