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  1. The overhaul of the Toronto Raptors

    Zach Lowe

    A rare look inside the long, complex process of building a contender. Plus, 10 things to like (and not like) in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  2. A New King: What the Rudy Gay Trade Means for Toronto and Sacrame...

    Zach Lowe

    The Raptors canvassed damn near the entire league in their quest to become the second team in two seasons to dump Rudy Gay well in advance of the trade deadline, according to sources across the NBA. They went to every team that made at least some the...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose speculate where new Raptors GM Masai Ujiri will send Rudy Gay, marvel at the NBA Summer League work of Jonas Valanciunas, and celebrate Toronto's "champagne and campaign"–ability. Check out the video below. M...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. From Genius to Dolt: On the Intriguing Open Jobs in Toronto and L...

    Zach Lowe

    The long game in the NBA is fickle. Luck intertwines with talent to determine long-term success in a 30-team league in which having at least one of the top 20 players (and preferably one of the top 10) is required for championship contention. The luc...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Be Happy for Jason Collins

    Brian Phillips

    You hear the news and for five minutes you're nothing but happy. Jason Collins came out Monday on the cover of Sports Illustrated; one of the big four American sports leagues has an openly gay active player for the first time. He wrote a brave, thoug...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  6. Wish You Were Here: 8 Teams We Wanted to See in the NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, with 16 teams competing for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But what about the other guys? What about the teams we wish were in the playoffs? We may know, in our heads, that they didn't do enough to get into the postseason, bu...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  7. The SportVU Follow-up: Answering the Most Common Questions and Mo...

    Zach Lowe

    I have a ton of cool information from the Raptors' analytics program that didn't fit in yesterday's original big-picture piece, so I wanted to share at least some of it here. A roundup of leftover thoughts on analytics, the evolution of the NBA, and ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. NBA Shootaround: Under My Thumb

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Pure and Easy Today marks ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. Did Anyone Win the Rudy Gay Trade?

    Zach Lowe

    What makes the Grizzlies-Raptors-Pistons blockbuster so exciting is the air of mystery about the long-term, on-court implications of the deal. And those issues almost all surround Rudy Gay: Just how good is he? Within what sort of roster might he jum...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. The Five Players Who Could Revamp the Spurs' Title Chances

    Brett Koremenos

    Not much has changed for the Spurs in the past year. After steamrolling through last year's compressed scheduled on the backs of their aging stars, only to fall to Oklahoma City one round short of the Finals, the Spurs' brass opted not to make any si...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  11. Grantland staff predictions for 2013

    Grantland Staff

    Our staff's fearless predictions for 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  12. 2012: The Year of the Superteam

    Wesley Morris

    The Heat, The Avengers, and the peculiar American love of the overdog.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  13. The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy Gay

    Brett Koremenos

    The growing importance of the 3-point shot in today's NBA is hardly a secret. It has become an essential element for efficient team offense. Not only is the shot itself valuable, but its mere threat creates by far the most precious commodity in the g...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  14. How Can Team USA Use Blake Griffin Effectively?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden secured the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, beating out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and no. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Griffin may be the most interesting selection, because, mo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  15. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: CP3 OT OMG

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Close to the Edge This is somet...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  16. Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, and just how far the Memphis Grizzlies c...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Can Memphis make it to the Finals?

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012