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  1. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  2. Opening Night in Brooklyn, Year 2

    Noah Davis

    If there was a Year 1 winner when the Nets moved to Brooklyn, it was the Modell's on Flatbush Avenue that sits across the street from the Barclays Center. What was formerly a rundown sporting goods store with little on the shelves transformed itself ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. The X-Files: Deron Williams

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. It was late in the third quarter of a Game 1 blowout in Brooklyn. The Nets were scorching their depleted visitors fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  4. What the Pierce-Garnett Trade Means for the Nets and Celtics

    Robert Mays

    "You can add it up. I don't want to do your job, but for me it's most important to have a championship." Those are the words of Mikhail Prokhorov from last September, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new billion-dollar arena, in regard to h...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  5. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Bulls-Nets, Game 2

    Robert Mays

    A survey of the players and coaches making moves last night in Brooklyn. 1. Joakim Noah There will be a lot said about grit and heart and all that today, and while a good portion of the praise heaped on Noah this morning will really be subtweets ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  6. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, ...

    Brett Koremenos

    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; read about the Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Warriors here. Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams and the UC...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  7. NBA Shootaround: Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Sleeping With the Lights On ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: It's a Young Man's Game

    Chris Ryan and Robert Mays

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Reggie Jackson Robert Mays: Because Russell Westbrook was playing in a basketball game last night, the broadcast team was contractually obligated to engage in the Mos...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  9. CourtVision: Attack Guards and the Slow Retreat of Deron Williams...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On the November 7, 2012, episode of Pardon the Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon interviewed Dork Elvis, a.k.a. Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. During the interview, Kornheiser asked Morey the following questions: "Is there a specific sta...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  10. We Went There: The Battle for New York

    Ben Detrick

    Going into last night's mondo-hyped inter-borough showdown, the Brooklyn Nets boasted an 8-4 record — an admirable start for any team, but especially impressive for one that finished 22-44 last season. Nevertheless, the New York Knicks have cap...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  11. So, How Is Brook Lopez Doing on Defense So Far?

    Zach Lowe

    In previewing the Nets' season, I focused on their lack of a plus defender on the front line, especially on Brook Lopez — his limitations as a defender, his history as a shaky rebounder, and how teams would exploit his tendency to defend the pi...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  12. We Went There: Opening Night With the Nets at the Barclays Center...

    Ben Detrick

    On Saturday night, a national television audience watched the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Toronto Raptors in the transplanted franchise's new home. From your soiled barcalounger, you may have heard the "Brooooooooooklyn" chants and seen Brook Lopez draw...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  13. Picture James Harden and Kevin Durant Rolling

    Chris Ryan

    No. Literally. It's a picture of them rolling. Okay, not literally. This is more the moment before the rolling. This is another Team USA production of a film by Deron Williams (a.k.a. the Annie Leibovitz of the United States Men's Basketball Team). ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. The Team USA Dinner Photograph and the Anthony Davis Problem

    Rembert Browne

    This is a picture of the USA men's basketball team at dinner. It's from Deron Williams's Instagram feed. The photographer may or may not be Tyson Chandler. While there are many questions that can be raised from this photo (why is Tyson the photogr...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  15. What Can Team USA Basketball Learn From Gordon Bombay's Mighty Du...

    Rembert Browne

    The Olympics are coming, and here to get us all giddy is the USA Men's Basketball Team. While it's been enjoyable to see the 12 men spending time together with "USA" written across their chests, one conversation has dominated much of the dialogue sur...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  16. Carles on winning culture, Deron Williams, and how the Brooklyn N...


    Three ways New York's newly relocated NBA franchise botched its big move.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012