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  1. NBA Shootaround: Villain Ball

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. Chris Rya...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Lightning Round: NBA Trade Deadline Day, Where WTF Happens

    Grantland Staff

    At 2:01 p.m. ET, the Grantland staff began an email thread about NBA trade deadline day. Ninety minutes later, the landscape of the league had changed and 100 emails had been exchanged. Here is that thread...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  3. Who Dodged the Biggest NBA Offseason Bullet?

    Andrew Sharp

    This was one of the craziest NBA offseasons since 2000. It wasn't just the names flying around, but the way it was all woven together. Every big move had unintended consequences that led to a different big move. And it all happened one-by-one, r...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  4. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Simmons

    Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual "Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?" column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015. After Rose upended LeBron's budding MVP Award dynasty in 2011, Chicagoans l...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. A Case for Not Realigning NBA Conferences Just Yet

    Jason Concepcion

    An overview of three consecutive days in December in the Western Conference: 1. On the evening of December 17, the Spurs, whose continual presence among the NBA elite is in no small part due to the team's conservative distribution of pla...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Remember When LeBron Stopped the NBA Offseason?

    Andrew Sharp

    As recently as the middle of last week, the NBA offseason was underwhelming. LeBron had opted out to put pressure on Miami, but then Bosh and Wade answered by opting out as well. That was supposed to be the end of the LeBron drama. Meanwhile, Carmelo...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Let the NBA Trading Season Begin

    Zach Lowe

    This is what the NBA wanted in rejiggering the rules during the lockout of 2011 - shorter contracts, more teams hoarding cap space, and more players flying around the league into those acres of open space. League higher-ups call...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  11. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. NBA Shootaround: New Year's Resolutions

    Grantland Staff

    For the first Shootaround of 2014, the gang decided to do some New Year's resolutions. Some are for specific NBA players, coaches, or mascots. Some are for us. They are all, in the end, for you. We'll be back next week with your regularly scheduled d...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  14. How to Watch the NBA on Christmas and Not Get Expelled From Your ...

    Chris Ryan

    Christmas is a time for many things: awkwardly regressing into your childhood by spending copious amounts of time in your old bedroom while avoiding your family, watching Home Alone, frantically buying last-minute gifts, watching Die Hard, gaining wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  15. NBA Betting Lines: Kyrie vs. Dipo, Knicks-Celtics, and Dwight Com...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    We have reached the dog days of the betting season. What once was clear, robust conviction has devolved into mushy, degenerate gloop. Let's get on with it. Magic at Cavaliers (+2.5) o/u: 194.5 Doesn't matter the metric or the eye-tester, Cle...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  16. Is Anyone Willing to Pay for Omer Asik?

    Zach Lowe

    A week from now, Omer Asik will very likely be on another NBA team. The Rockets have set a December 19 deadline by which they'd like to trade him, and according to sources all over the league and all around the Asik talks, Houston plans to adhere to ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013