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  1. How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western C...

    The Masked Man, Kirk Goldsberry and Jason Gallagher

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. The Masked Man: So I'm not sure if you heard about thi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  2. The Top 20 Shooters: How We Chose Them

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As part of the Grantland NBA preview, we ranked the top 20 shooters in the NBA. The list includes catch-and-shoot snipers like Kyle Korver, stretch 4s like Serge Ibaka, and do-it-all point guards like Chris Paul. Everybody on the list possesses at le...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NBA Shootaround: Coffee Is for Closers

    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. This Garden Belongs to Paul Georg...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  13. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster, consider what Monta Ellis can provide as a second scorer, and Clairvoyant Bill sees a big year coming from Dirk Nowitzki. NOTHI...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  14. The NBA Media Day Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    We've been getting in the mood for basketball for a few weeks now, but the NBA season doesn't officially begin until Media Day. That's when everything that's amazing and ridiculous comes back at once. The photos, the quotes, the trash talk, the o...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  15. A Fan's Notes: Let's Talk About Mark Cuban

    The Masked Man

    Over the weekend, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to his blog — normally an outpost for stock investing advice, third-way political observations, and Shark Tank updates — to explain not just the Mavs' current offseason but the enti...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  16. All Hail the NBA Offseason

    Andrew Sharp

    It's mid-July, the offseason is two weeks old, the second (or third?) Dwightmare is officially over, and we have at least three teams who vaulted themselves into the title contender conversation. This summer's especially fun because teams who were go...

    Blog | July 12, 2013