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  1. 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
  2. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Kyle Korver's Big Night, and the Day on the Ocean That Made It Po...

    Charles Bethea

    ACT 1: LAST FRIDAY, AMONG THE KORVERS I'm sitting third row at the Hawks-Cavs game, flanked by two large, handsome Midwesterners. To my right is the 6-foot-5 pastor of the Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, who has a full head of gray hair and ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    The thrilling conclusion to a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  5. Finding the Right Destination and the Right Price for the Versati...

    Jared Dubin

    Being able to put NBA players into neat little boxes helps fans, writers, and executives alike conceive of their value, be it around the league or to a particular team. Rim-protecting bigs, 3-and-D wings, pure point guards, bench scorers; when a play...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  6. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. Identity Problems: The Big Questions About Tonight's NBA Playoff ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tonight is a night for both rejoicing and sadness: Depending on the results of three crucial games, including two elimination games, this could be the last night featuring more than two games until next season opens. This is a bad thing for fans seek...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. Do-or-die playoff questions for the Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks...

    Zach Lowe

    With their seasons on the line, how can the struggling seeds survive?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  9. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Are You Fired Up?

    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. He Ate the Bones Bucks coach...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  10. Carmelo Anthony's Legacy Is on the Line

    Ben Detrick

    At the Knicks' anticlimactic last game of the season Wednesday night, a ⅓-filled Madison Square Garden was treated to a meaningless victory over the Hawks, which featured a 1-for-11 shooting night from recent signee Quentin Richardson. The nigh...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, ...

    Brett Koremenos

    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; read about the Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Warriors here. Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams and the UC...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  12. About Last Night: The Playoff Picture

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy scaring little children by reciting Mariners hitting stats from the past decade, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Utah Jazz were eliminated from the NBA playoff picture after an 86-70 loss to the Memphis G...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  13. How the Dallas Mavericks got back into the playoff chase in the W...

    Zach Lowe

    Before the All-Star break, Rick Carlisle's team was as good as done — now it's suddenly back in the playoff chase.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  14. NBA Trade Deadline Day Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Join your Shootaround crew for some fake trades, pipe dreams, and beautiful, dark, twisted, deadline day fantasies. The Book of Revelation Golden State Warriors get: Devin Harris (Hawks), Earl Clark (Lakers), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Aaron B...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. Second-Half NBA Predictions: The Plausible and Implausible

    Chris Ryan and Robert Mays

    Mays and I did this with the NFL, and I managed to spoil Cabin in the Woods and wrongly assert that Michael Vick would play all 16 games for the Eagles. We're blinding you with science over here. Same rules as before: I say something, Mays argues whe...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  16. Are George Karl's Denver Nuggets really title contenders?

    Zach Lowe

    Can the Rocky Mountain runners make a bid for the title? Plus Gerald Wallace, motorcycle revs, and screeching hawks.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013