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  1. How to Raise a No. 1 Pick: Mitchell Wiggins on Andrew, the &rsquo...

    Steve McPherson

    "When my kids were born, I had a ball right beside their beds," Mitchell Wiggins says from inside a dimly lit suite at the Target Center. "When the season wasn't on, I would have camps or clinics. So my kids gr...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. The NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    This is the second consecutive year in which it feels necessary around the holidays to step back like Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects and take a wide-lens look at the bloodbath that is the 2014-15 Western Conference. This could be the great...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. NBA Shootaround: So This Is What Winning Feels Like

    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. Andre...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. Embrace the Dark Side: How the Rockets Became the New Bad Boys

    Jason Concepcion

    I find the Rockets extremely annoying to watch. In their slavish devotion to Moreyball -- which I have in the past described as "if card counting were a spectator sport" -- they have become the most predictable offense in the NBA....

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  6. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  7. The Forever War: A History and Future Timeline of the Daryl Morey...

    Jason Concepcion

    See the Billionaire. He is tanned and thick, he wears a tight-fitting cotton-poly blend, shmedium shirt, a white horse in profile printed across the chest. He stokes the scullery fire and the stove grows hot. His folk come from the steel-mill towns o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  8. NBA Windows: The Rockets’ Missing Third Superstar and the N...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has always been about opportunity: When one team's window opens, another's often closes. This year, more than any in recent memory, is all about these windows: superstars in new cities, icons nearing retirement, general manager...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  9. You Can Count on Me

    Jonathan Abrams

    The biggest play of Kyle Lowry's life was doomed from the start. He had led the Toronto Raptors into the closing seconds of Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season's Eastern Conference playoffs....

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  10. Summer League Kings

    Grantland Staff

    The Sacramento Kings won the Las Vegas summer league on Monday night with a 77-68 win over the Houston Rockets. Ray McCallum snagged the Summer League MVP Award, scoring 29 points on 15 shots in the title game. For...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  12. Free Agency Winners and Losers

    Zach Lowe

    Free agency isn't over, with big names like Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, and Lance Stephenson untouched in the market, and a heap of minimum-level guys waiting to fill out rosters. The last 100 or so hours have been absolute madness, start...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  13. The Best Way to Understand Daryl Morey

    Andrew Sharp

    The best way to understand Daryl Morey is think of Chris Paul at the end of playoff games. There's nobody more relentless, and nobody more devious, nobody with more stubborn dedication to defy the limits that apply to everybody else. Every angle...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  14. The Decision 2.0: OK, What’s Next?

    Zach Lowe

    The discourse around LeBron James has never been all that rational. It was stupid four years ago to build a one-hour television show around one sentence, and it revealed a baffling cluelessness from LeBron and his team about how "The Decision&qu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  15. The Right Reasons Podcast: 'The Bachelorette,' 'Ho...

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman talk about Bachelorette hometown dates, revisit various Housewives, and discuss Chandler Parsons's unusual contract signing. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&nbs...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  16. Chandler Parsons Achieves Peak Chandler Parsons, Signs Mavs Contr...

    Juliet Litman

    This is Chandler Parsons signing his offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks for $45 million over three years. This is Mark Cuban in the club with Chandler Parsons as he signs the offer sheet. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, a match...

    Blog | July 10, 2014