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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  13. 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
  14. About Last Night: Lambeau Woes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy backing up your asshole son by trolling online forums incognito, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 win over an injury-depleted Green Bay Packers squad at Lambeau Field, creatin...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  16. 4-Day NBA Warning: Don't Mess With Texas

    Chris Ryan

    Just a quick one to end the day after a long week of NBA preview stuff from our end. Check out the Triangle All-Stars, The X-Files, Bill and Jalen's NBA Previews, and all of Zach Lowe's stuff getting you ready for the NBA season. It's almost here, br...

    Blog | October 25, 2013