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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NBA Job Interview: Kelly Olynyk (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Kelly Olynyk about playing on the no. 1 team in the country, adjusting to the physicality of the NBA, and how Olynyk plans to "man up" when he plays against his childhood idol, Dirk Nowitzki. Che...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  12. CourtVision: Just How Good Are Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The first reason I like Steph Curry is that he's a relatively normally sized human being who has figured out a way to become an NBA superstar. When you look at guys like Dwight Howard, LeBron James, or Dirk Nowitzki, it's easy to see why they might b...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. The Mega NBA Season-Ending Things I Like and Don't Like

    Zach Lowe

    1. JaVale McGee and Anthony Randolph, Together Injuries to Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried have George Karl understandably scrambling for healthy rotation parts, but I'm not sure the world is ready to watch the Wild Child front line play heavy...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  14. Q&A: Dirk Nowitzki on the Mavs' Struggles, His Favorite Shot Arti...

    Zach Lowe

    The Mavs dropped to 22-29 after a crazy, last-second loss to Atlanta on Monday in Dallas, and they are in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1999-2000 — Dirk Nowitzki's second year in the league. Dallas has known no...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Vince Carter, and the players who haven't...

    Carles

    A look at the players taking one last shot at that elusive championship.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  16. How the Mavericks Won the NBA Finals and Still Got Robbed

    Chris Ryan

    The NBA lockout lasted from July 1 to November 26 . We lost a lot during that time. Namely months of wildly speculative, anonymously sourced, economically illiterate trade and free agent rumors, which have come back with the vengeance of Old Boy in t...

    Blog | December 07, 2011