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  1. Kirk Goldsberry



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

  2. 15 Questions for San Antonio’s Matt Bonner

    Kirk Goldsberry

    At the beginning of the summer the San Antonio Spurs beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA championship. At summer's end we caught up with the Spurs' one and only Matt Bonner over email to review everything from the ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Can Derrick Rose Shoot?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Sunday, the U.S. men's national basketball team easily defeated Serbia to win the first FIBA World Nap Cup of Basketball. The tournament failed to capture the attention of mainstream basketball fans, but it was still an important tournam...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
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  5. Quarterbacks Illustrated: Mapping the Passing Interests of NFL QB...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last season, NFL quarterbacks attempted 18,104 passes. They completed just less than 60 percent of them, but that success rate depended on a number of factors, including who was throwing the ball, who was trying to catch it, and where on the field th...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  6. The Shape of Cavs to Come: How LeBron, Love, and Kyrie Might Fit ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As you surely have heard, two of the NBA's biggest superstars have washed up on the banks of Lake Erie this summer. LeBron James and Kevin Love have come to Cleveland, where they will join Kyrie Irving to form the newest "Big 3&am...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. A Move to Cleveland and a Return to the Block for Kevin Love

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It looks like the long-rumored Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal is actually going to happen. The T-Wolves and Cavs have agreed, in principle, to swap Love for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a 2015 first-round pick. That&rsqu...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  8. Who Won the Month?

    Grantland Staff

    At the end of every month - or, at least, when things get really quiet on the Internet - the Grantland staff will assemble to lobby for the month's big winners. Who gets your vote? Kirk Goldsberry: Just when you thought America...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the marquee names and sheer volume of movement, NBA free agency has become its own second season. Just fewer than 100 NBA players have signed fresh deals. Some have chosen to stay in place, while others are moving on to new teams. By ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  10. T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last week, in the arid Vegas desert, I saw the steal of the 2014 NBA draft. Phoenix's T.J. Warren lit up the night against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. The next day, against Minnesota, he put up 26 points o...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  11. The United States of Soccer: Where Did Americans Watch the USMNT?...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Millions of Americans gathered in front of televisions across the country yesterday to watch the United States men's national team lose to Belgium. Overall, in the 56 markets metered digitally by Nielsen, the match drew an impressive 9.6 ra...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. Crime and Punishment: Should the Penalty Kick Spot Be Moved Back?...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday in Fortaleza, a penalty in the box decided another World Cup match. For the second time in less than a week, a whistle helped determine the fate of an entire nation's footballing dreams. Last Tuesday, it was the Ivory Coast. Sunda...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  13. NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Second Tier of First-R...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at the scoring tendencies of the top tier of tonight's draft class. Today, let's take a look at the second tier of scorers in this unusually deep group. Unfortunately, since data is available only for those who...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  14. The NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Lottery Picks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Tomorrow's NBA draft is supposedly one of the deepest in history. Only time will tell, but thanks to shooting data collected by the nice folks at ESPN Stats & Info, we can preview the scoring tendencies of many of the top prospects. Let...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  15. The 2014 NBA Finals, Illustrated

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals featured the two best shooting offenses in the NBA. Miami and San Antonio ranked no. 1 and 2 in effective field goal percentage during the regular season. But during the Finals, the Spurs hit another gear, while...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  16. Group of Fairness: How the World Cup Would Look With Straight See...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The way FIFA structures the most important sports tournament on the planet makes no sense. Its chosen method elevates randomness over fairness, and in some ways the randomness associated with grouping is the most influential determinant of who wins a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  17. NBA Finals Shootaround: Total Basketball

    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. netw3rk:...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  18. Changing of the Guard: Dwyane Wade’s Switch From Batman to ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The enduring image of the 2006 NBA Finals is Dwyane Wade careening his way through the paint, to the free throw line, and past the Dallas Mavericks on the way to his first championship. He scored 35 points per game in Miami's six-game trium...

    Blog | June 10, 2014