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  1. Tim Duncan-Tiago Splitter, Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond, and more N...

    Zach Lowe

    Taking a look at some unusual big-man pairings around the league. Plus, the best announcers in the game, a Jordanesque move, and a nifty knee brace.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  2. A look at Oklahoma City's trade of James Harden to the Houston Ro...

    Zach Lowe

    Examining Oklahoma City's risky move and the beginning of the James Harden era in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  3. Wingspan and a Prayer: Trying to Decipher the Massive Promise of ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tyson Chandler has improbably become an archetypal NBA player. There have always been dirty-work big men in the NBA -- seven-footers with zero offensive game expected to block shots, rebound, and stay out of the way on offense. Defense comprised almo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Gordon Hayward, Free Agency, and the NBA's Middle Class

    Zach Lowe

    As the world waits on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, private planes, Vegas meetings, overpriced meals, and mystery pickup games, a few of the league's non-glamour teams are engaging in real and interesting transactions! The headliner is Gordon ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. Ibaka's Return Fuels More 'What If' Questions Abou...

    Zach Lowe

    Serge Ibaka has changed the entire look and feel of the Western Conference finals. A non-fan watching from the future would assume Games 3 and 4 came from a different season than Games 1 and 2 -- that the team in black jerseys won the first series, a...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  6. Conference Finals Preview: Miami-Indiana, a Year in the Making

    Zach Lowe

    The Heat are just 11-9 in their last 20 games against Indiana, dating to the 2012 playoff series between these two juggernauts, when an injury to Chris Bosh forced the Heat to reinvent themselves as a small-ball 3-point shooting machine - a...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Make-or-Break NBA Playoffs Weekend

    Zach Lowe

    We have a monster weekend of games in what has become a shockingly unpredictable and wild first round. Let's take a quick spin around each series, focusing on some of the key questions - starting with the most intriguing series....

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Wheel of Misfortune

    Zach Lowe

    The debate over snapping the connection between a team's record and where it picks in the draft has rarely, if ever, been more serious than it is right now. The convergence of Adam Silver's takeover, Philadelphia's 21-game losing strea...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  11. 12 Takeaways From Miami-Indiana, Round 2

    Zach Lowe

    First of all, these games are the best. I was chatting earlier in the day with an official from one of these teams, and he was jokingly lamenting the insane degree of media coverage for a mid-December game. Come on! The Eastern Conference has nothing...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. The Facts and Fiction of the Bobcats' Rising Defense

    Zach Lowe

    The disparity between the Eastern and Western conferences is so embarrassingly large that you must take it into account when evaluating a team's ranking in any leaguewide stat. Eastern Conference teams will end having played 52 of their 82 games agai...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. We Went There: The Knicks and Nets Circle the Drain at the Toilet...

    Zach Lowe

    The Nets came into last night's Toilet Bowl having allowed 107.5 points per 100 possessions, the very worst mark in the league. They outdid themselves against the struggling Knicks, allowing the equivalent of 130 points per 100 possessions in a game ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Paul George's commitment to improvement has the Pacers thinking a...

    Zach Lowe

    With some much-improved All-NBA-caliber numbers, Paul George has Indiana poised for a deep playoff run. Plus, a few things to like and dislike in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  15. How the NBA Is Using the D-League to Experiment With Shorter Game...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is concerned about the length of games, which is why I proposed over the summer that the league should cut the game time from 48 minutes to 40 — an idea incoming commissioner Adam Silver is said to be interested in. (Silver informally p...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  16. Blow the Whistle: The NBA's Precarious Officiating Issues

    Zach Lowe

    You've noticed, if you've been watching the NBA's overlong preseason, that it is dreaded "point of emphasis" time — the phase of preseason in which officials go crazy calling all sorts of things they haven't generally called much when the games...

    Blog | October 23, 2013