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  1. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. The murky waters of restricted free agency are on their way to 20...

    Zach Lowe

    Gordon Hayward headlines a crop of players who will have to wait for their paydays. Plus, a few things to like and dislike.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  5. The Utah Plan: What Derrick Favors's Extension Means for the Jazz...

    Zach Lowe

    Rookie-scale contracts have given teams time to assess talent, but they still have to make bets on very young players, often committing borderline star money to guys who have never worked as anything close to primary options — or who have perha...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  6. The Andrew Bogut Conundrum: What Will the Warriors Do With Their ...

    Zach Lowe

    Andrew Bogut's impending free agency was going to be a secretly fascinating subplot to the coming NBA season, but Bogut, delightfully candid as always, yanked back the curtain by revealing the status of contract-extension talks with the Warriors in a...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  7. Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, and more of the NBA's make-or-...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's collective bargaining agreement creates a challenge for teams unsure of their young players — which means these six high-profile guys may be entering their make-or-break season.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  8. NBA Free Agency: On John Wall Getting Paid and Mike Miller's Move...

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards, always Wizarding around, are on the verge of signing John Wall to the maximum-allowable contract extension — a five-year, $80 million mega-deal that precludes the Wizards from signing any of their other current players, including B...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. A Brief History of George: Why Karl Is Out in Denver and Where He...

    Zach Lowe

    Earlier today the Denver Nuggets announced that head coach George Karl, reportedly seeking a contract extension, would part ways with the team with one year left on his deal. There are at least three big themes that have followed Karl through his ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  10. Stray Shots: The DeMar DeRozan Bad Contract Extension Edition

    Zach Lowe

    DeMar DeRozan The rookie deal non-max extension is one of the least efficient/riskiest contracts in the NBA. It comes when a player is still very young, at a stage when it's possible to believe he might advance more in the next 12 months than he d...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  11. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    Join The Basketball Jones on the sonic journey that is The Overdose. Today's topics include the pros and cons of a shortened NBA season, whether we should crown Oklahoma City the Western Conference champs now, a roundup of deadline extensions and non...

    Blog | January 27, 2012