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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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