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  1. The Little Things: Danny Green's Secret Superpower

    Zach Lowe

    There are lots of role players who are in the league because they are really good at one discrete thing. Many of them are spot-up shooters - Steve Kerr and Steve Novak types. Kendrick Perkins sets wonderful screens in between traveling and...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  3. Oklahoma City Crossroads: How the Thunder Can Improve Without Rus...

    Zach Lowe

    I'm normally not a big "gut feeling" guy, but I randomly mentioned to the Grantland bosses last week in L.A. that the Thunder just "felt due" for some unexpected move. They didn't have enough financial flexibility to add even one meaningful NBA playe...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. The Gregg Popovich Hunger Games and 9 More Last-Minute Notes on t...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 1 of any series, and especially of the NBA Finals, can be a little funky. LeBron James began last season's Finals guarding Kendrick Perkins, and Game 1 featured so much switching and so many weird matchups it became difficult to track at times. ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Big Questions for a Day Off: Can the Knicks and Thunder Overcome ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first round started as a boring chalk-fest, with six of eight series going to 2-0, and only Nuggets-Warriors promising to double as both competitive and aesthetically pleasing. It transformed into madness, of course, with four Game 6s on a single...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. The Thunder Are Better Than We Thought They Were Going to Be

    Zach Lowe

    Even if luxury-tax concerns were the no. 1 factor in the Thunder's decision to trade James Harden earlier than they had to, the deal still amounted to a calculated series of basketball wagers. The most general one: that the Thunder's current personne...

    Blog | December 05, 2012