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  1. CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Wednesday, we looked at the most efficient scoring players in the league. Today, we flip it around and report the bad news. Like Wednesday's list, I limited this list to players with at least 300 field goal attempts, which gets Ricky Rubio and som...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. NBA Overnight: The Final Days of Mike Woodson, the Golden Age of ...

    Chris Ryan

    Every once in a while, the NBA throws a randomly awesome night at us and we need to run through the games and savor the flavor. Last night was one such night. Dig in. The Agony of the Knicks, the Ecstasy of the Wiz YEAH. THAT'S JAN VESELY DUN...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Pacers Lose at Home?

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting a decades-old decision to allow your son to play football so long as he was just the punter, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Detroit Pistons, fueled by Josh Smith's 30 points on 29 shots, handed t...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. Paul George Is a Problem

    Chris Ryan

    Last season, in late March, I awarded John Wall something called M.V.P.N.N.K.L. It's the MVP for people not named Kevin or LeBron. The only NBA players disqualified from winning the award are LeBron James and Kevin Durant (and Kevin Garnett, and Kevi...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  6. Mike Budenholzer Is Hoping Jeff Teague Can Become Atlanta's Tony ...

    Brett Koremenos

    On Wednesday, for the first time in nearly a decade, Atlanta played a game without Josh Smith as a member of their team. Whatever you think of Smith as a player — and there are quite a wide range of opinions — he led the Hawks through one...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  7. Q&A: Joe Dumars on the Suddenly Exciting Pistons and the Toughest...

    Zach Lowe

    Joe Dumars has been Detroit's top decision-maker for 13 years, and, holy cow, what a 13 years it has been for the franchise. Over this stretch, Dumars has experienced the end of the Grant Hill era; the related and visionary Ben Wallace theft; the sur...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  8. Brandon for Brandon: What Does the Jennings-Knight Deal Really Me...

    Zach Lowe

    First of all, let's congratulate the Pistons and Bucks on collaborating for a fitting capper to the NBA's silly season. It seemed at times like these two were at the center of at least half the free-agency rumors after July 1. The Pistons used their ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  9. Dunking > Tanking: All Hail the Pistons

    Andrew Sharp

    We thought the NBA offseason was over, we thought it was time to move on to football, we thought Brandon Jennings was going spend the rest of his prime in NBA limbo like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. BUT THEN: Detroit and Milwaukee are nearing a sign-and-t...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. Josh Smith and the future of the Detroit Pistons

    Zach Lowe

    What the signing of Josh Smith could mean for Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, and the intriguing but dysfunctional Pistons.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  11. All Hail the NBA Offseason

    Andrew Sharp

    It's mid-July, the offseason is two weeks old, the second (or third?) Dwightmare is officially over, and we have at least three teams who vaulted themselves into the title contender conversation. This summer's especially fun because teams who were go...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: The Bricklayers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Every player possesses individual strengths and weaknesses, and every player casts up a unique set of field goal attempts. Some players get lots of shots in areas where they excel, and others experience the opposite — they take lots of shots in...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  13. Dwight's Flight and What We've Learned From Free Agency So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The Lakers are flailing (and should probably join the deepening Tank Pool), the Thunder are still looking for ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  14. NBA Free-Agency Shootaround: Independence Day

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. Here, you'll find takes on all the big free-agency transactions of the last few days, along with some of the not-so-big ones. It's Expected, I'm Gone ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  15. NBA Free-Agency Rumormonger: Everybody Loves Tyreke

    Chris Ryan

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. NBA free-agency season is officially got under way. Consider this a clearinghouse for all the rumors floating around. Loose lips may sink ships destroy cap space, but they also sure as hell make for interesti...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  16. 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