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  1. Department of Defense

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Back in March 2014 at Staples Center, Stephen Curry and the Warriors were playing the Clippers. After David Lee missed a layup, Blake Griffin swatted at the rebound, but the ball flung back toward the top of the arc and into the hands of Curry. Natur...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. Curry, Korver, and the Raiders of the Arc: A 3-Point Contest Prev...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Saturday night in Brooklyn, eight of the league's best jump shooters will compete in what's shaping up to be the crown jewel of the weekend. The field is incredible, with two clear favorites and six othe...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  3. Hassan in Wonderland: The Heat Center on His Breakout Season

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Hassan Whiteside is sitting in the lobby of a River Walk hotel in downtown San Antonio, just 14 hours after he put up 24 points and 20 rebounds in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Sitting next to Whiteside in a hotel lobby makes you think you...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  4. Raising the Brow

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It didn't look like a spectacular NBA play. Most people just saw a power forward making a typical eight-footer off the glass. But for two men in the arena, it was the most noteworthy shot of the night. One was Anthony Davis, the man who mad...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  5. The Kid Love Left Behind: Andrew Wiggins Gives Minnesota a New Ho...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In about two weeks, the NBA will host the "Rising Stars Challenge" as part of All-Star Weekend festivities in New York. The contest features the league's best rookies alongside its best second-year players. Given the tremendous hy...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  6. Do Not Cross Damian Lillard

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Chris Kaman has been around the block. He's halfway through his 12th NBA season and has already worn the colors of five different franchises. He's seen it all, and he's not afraid to tell you about most of it -- sometime...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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