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  1. Kirk Goldsberry



    Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor, a cartographer, and a contributor to Grantland.

  2. Why Did Detroit Waive Josh Smith? Why Does He Shoot From There? A...

    Jason Concepcion and Kirk Goldsberry

    Jason Concepcion: Capping what must be the most precipitous fall from near-All-Star status with near-max-contract money to the waiver wire in modern NBA history -- that didn't involve drugs or the locker room brandishing of firearm...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Spartan Warrior Draymond Green Is the Most Improved Player in the...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On December 6, the Golden State Warriors were in Chicago to take on the Bulls. They were down four early when Klay Thompson used a left-handed dribble to attack the paint from the top of the arc. Joakim Noah cheated off of his man -- Draymond Green -...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
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  5. Lightning Round: The Rajon Rondo Trade

    Grantland Staff

    On Thursday, Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Dwight Powell, for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, and draft picks. Here are the first-glance reactions from the Grantland staff. Bill Simmons: Okafor!!!!...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  6. NBA Shootaround: Our Favorite Players So Far

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. This week, we're...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  7. Korver’s Threat: How the Atlanta Sharpshooter Frightens NBA...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The most potent jump shot in the NBA might belong to Atlanta's Kyle Korver. The Hawks deadeye ranks first in the league in 3-point percentage and second in 3-point production, and through 24 games he's shooting a ridiculous 54.6 p...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  8. NBA Shootaround: So This Is What Winning Feels Like

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Andre...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  9. NBA Shootaround: What Do We Know After One Month?

    Grantland Staff

    We're one month into the NBA season. To make sense of it all, we've asked our Shootaround crew to talk about a few things that we think we know after 30 awesome days of basketball. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Jason Concepcion: Here are...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  10. Graphic Content: When Quantity Meets Quality: How Stephen Curry S...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Stephen Curry is one of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen. Last season, he led the league in 3-pointers and unassisted field goals, all while converting at a 42 percent clip from beyond the arc. Simply put, no point guard has ever shot this wel...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  11. Love Hurts: Why Cleveland’s Interior Defense Isn’t Wo...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a slow start. Sure, it's early, and the team is destined to improve. But the Cavs aren't good right now - especially on defense. With a new coach, a new system, and an overhaul...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  12. NBA Shootaround: Small Thing to a Giant

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Davi...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  13. When a Miss Becomes a Rebound Becomes a Make: Introducing the Boo...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Earlier this month, the Kings and Clippers were locked up in a dogfight at Staples Center. With Sacramento up one, clinging to a late-game lead, Darren Collison dropped an entry pass down to DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, who was posting up Bla...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  14. How Rebounds Work

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Early in the fourth quarter of an April game against Orlando, Chicago's Jimmer Fredette came off a Taj Gibson screen and rose up for a left wing 3. As the ball arced toward the rim, Joakim Noah raced from the elbow toward the restr...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  15. How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western C...

    The Masked Man, Kirk Goldsberry and Jason Gallagher

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. The Masked Man: So I'm not sure if you heard about thi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  16. Did the Thunder Screw Up This Summer?

    Kirk Goldsberry and Andrew Sharp

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches going into the 2014-15 campaign. Today we ask: If you were Sam Presti, whic...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  17. The Top 20 Shooters: How We Chose Them

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As part of the Grantland NBA preview, we ranked the top 20 shooters in the NBA. The list includes catch-and-shoot snipers like Kyle Korver, stretch 4s like Serge Ibaka, and do-it-all point guards like Chris Paul. Everybody on the list possesses at le...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  18. What Can the Triangle Offense Do for Carmelo Anthony?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    If you ask Carmelo Anthony where he places himself in the NBA constellation, he'll tell you he's the most underrated superstar. Maybe. He's definitely the weirdest superstar. As a scorer, he's phenomenal, but a...

    Blog | October 06, 2014