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  1. The NBA Video Music Awards

    Jason Gallagher

    I watched the MTV Video Music Awards last night, which did nothing but remind me of how much I miss the NBA. During this weird thing called 5 Seconds of Summer, I realized that I'd rather watch YouTube videos of NBA players singing...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Josh Howard: No Regrets

    Jonathan Abrams

    The jump shot seldom betrays the pure shooter. It is the rest of the body that, with age, breaks down like a car with too much mileage. It is the ankles, battered through too many stops and starts, twists and turns. It is the knees that have endured...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the marquee names and sheer volume of movement, NBA free agency has become its own second season. Just fewer than 100 NBA players have signed fresh deals. Some have chosen to stay in place, while others are moving on to new teams. By ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

    Jason Gallagher

    It's been quite the summer for Dirk Nowitzki. For starters, he took one hell of a pay cut, giving the Mavs the necessary cap space to make some aggressive roster moves. Dallas added Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Jameer Nelson, Richard J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Let the NBA Trading Season Begin

    Zach Lowe

    This is what the NBA wanted in rejiggering the rules during the lockout of 2011 - shorter contracts, more teams hoarding cap space, and more players flying around the league into those acres of open space. League higher-ups call...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  6. Love and Hate in the LeBron Era

    Andrew Sharp

    Let's start with the 2011 Finals. Remember that series? It was so glorious. The heavens parted and delivered the kind of upset that would've been too perfect to make up. I've never gotten more joy out of the NBA Finals. It started wit...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. Shots! Shots! Shots!

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Back on February 25, late in the third quarter of a home game against Chicago, Atlanta's Dexter Pittman grabbed an offensive rebound and immediately went up for a layup. He missed. It would be Pittman's only shot of the year. He w...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Dirk Is 10th on the All-Time Scoring List; Celebrate With Lil Poo...

    Jason Gallagher

    I discovered two important things last night. First, there are depths of my soul that can only be awoken by Dirk Nowitzki doing incredible things like becoming the 10th-highest scorer in NBA history. Second, it turns out I'm not...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Culture Club

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As the first Thursday of March Madness unfolds on a flat-screen inside the Dallas Mavericks' locker room, Rick Carlisle is just a few feet away from a noisy pool of beat reporters crowding around the TV to watch Dayton finish its midday ups...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Dirk Don't Fear the Reaper

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy consciously uncoupling yourself from a leftover meatball sub, here are the five biggest stories in sports you missed on Tuesday: Dirk Nowitzki's 32 points were enough stop a rampant Kevin "Muffins" Durant as the ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  12. Rhythm of the Night: NBA Players Talk About Their Pregame Warm-up...

    Jared Dubin

    The only change Nick Young has made to his pregame routine in the seven seasons he's been in the NBA is which teammate he has paired up with. Over the years, he has worked out with Dominic McGuire in Washington, D...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Who are the best shooters in the league this year? Below is the answer, according to the ShotScore metric we introduced earlier this season. Also, I imposed a few criteria: I only considered players who are healthy (which, sadly, disqualified Al Horf...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. How Efficient Is a Post-up Play?

    Brett Koremenos

    Earlier this week, Grantland ran a Q&A between Zach Lowe and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Among the fun tidbits of basketball knowledge sprinkled throughout this was an interesting conversation about post play. Here is the short exchan...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. Triangle Thanksgiving: Dirk, Chuck, Rick, and Other Reasons We Sh...

    Andrew Sharp

    When you were growing up, did your parents ever make your whole family go around the Thanksgiving dinner table and say what you're thankful for? Mine did, every single year. And that's what we're doing with sports today. For two reasons. First, b...

    Blog | November 27, 2013