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  1. Dwight's Flight and What We've Learned From Free Agency So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The Lakers are flailing (and should probably join the deepening Tank Pool), the Thunder are still looking for ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. Trade Season: More Potential Names on the NBA Market

    Zach Lowe

    Saturday has come and gone, meaning the majority of free agents who signed with new teams over the summer are now trade-eligible. Last week, Grantland took a look at some of the bigger names on that December 15 eligibility list, including Ryan Anders...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  3. Jeremy Lin, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, and the NBA's newly eligi...

    Zach Lowe

    Jeremy Lin and 20 more eligible players who could be dealt this season. Plus, Michael Beasley's struggle, Arron Afflalo's stroke, and the Art of Kobe.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  4. Breaking Down This Year's NBA Free Agent Class

    Robert Mays

    With the 2012 season winding down, the list of NBA free agents is here, and, well, it sure isn't 2010 anymore. With enough Diet Coke and backroom talks to fill a lifetime, the biggest prize of this year's free agent crop elected to stay at Disney Wor...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  5. His Own Words: Thaddeus Young

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Thaddeus Young, a restricted free agent for the Philadelphia 76ers. Young talked about the possibility of playing in China during the lockout, what Philadelphia n...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  6. His Own Words: Shane Battier

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Shane Battier to see how he is spending his newfound free time. Battier discussed being a free agent, how he would solve the lockout, and the toughest player to d...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  7. Eight Questions for the NBA's Silly Season

    Zach Lowe

    Midnight on July 1 used to mark the start of the NBA's crazy season: the opening of free agency, with GMs on doorsteps carrying fancy presentations, players taking late-night meetings, and someone signing a marginal free agent to an eight-f...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  8. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  9. How Denver's Old Dribble-Drive Offense Could Be the Perfect Fit f...

    Brett Koremenos

    This has been an offseason filled with change for the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise not only ditched its nickname but also overhauled its personnel through two trades and one surprising free-agent signing. Out with the Hornets moniker were Robi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Is Luigi Datome Going to Change the Way Role Players Are Paid in ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite all the free-agent hoopla this summer, with trips to mountain retreats and breathless Twitter updates coming at all hours, the Detroit Pistons' acquisition of Italian League MVP Luigi Datome has gone largely unnoticed. Signing for just $3.5 m...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. The Oklahoma City Thunder's future and the legacy of the James Ha...

    Zach Lowe

    Examining the tricky financial future in Oklahoma City and the inescapable legacy of the James Harden trade.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  12. Josh Smith and the future of the Detroit Pistons

    Zach Lowe

    What the signing of Josh Smith could mean for Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, and the intriguing but dysfunctional Pistons.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  13. Andray! Andrei! Andre! NBA Free-Agent Team-Ups That We Wish Would...

    Ian Cohen

    Trying to win an NBA championship is so 2012. And this trend is a good thing — most teams are starting to realize that as long as LeBron James draws breath, the playoffs aren't going to do much except delay their summer vacations for a few week...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Collins's Courage

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy eating all of the pretzels just because they were there, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Free-agent NBA center Jason Collins became the first active member of a major American professional sports league to come ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  15. Eric Gordon and the Optimism Bias

    Brett Koremenos

    In early July, the Phoenix Suns signed restricted free agent Eric Gordon to a four-year, $58 million offer sheet. Gordon is only 23 years old and is a rising star in a position losing its star power. But he has missed 107 games in four seasons and pl...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  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