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  1. It’s Time for True Seeding in the NBA Playoffs

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Saturday marks one of the best days of the sport year: the first day of the NBA playoffs. Sadly, if you're like me, or if you root for the Suns, you'll spend a lot of the weekend dwelling on one key shortcoming of the greatest bas...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Spurs Illustrated: San Antonio’s Scintillating Run, in Two ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    They have won 19 games in a row. They haven't lost since way back on February 21. Since then they have ranked first in the NBA in the following categories: 3-point field goal percentage, assists per game, points per game,...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. What Would an NBA Sweet 16 Look Like?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Phoenix Suns are 41-29 and currently a half game out of the Western Conference playoffs. However, they have a better record than all but two teams in the Eastern Conference. They are obviously one of the 16 best teams in the NBA, but there&rs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's incredible journey from the Congo t...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Thunder forward's incredible journey from the Congo to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  5. CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Wednesday, we looked at the most efficient scoring players in the league. Today, we flip it around and report the bad news. Like Wednesday's list, I limited this list to players with at least 300 field goal attempts, which gets Ricky Rubio and som...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Who are the best shooters in the league this year? Below is the answer, according to the ShotScore metric we introduced earlier this season. Also, I imposed a few criteria: I only considered players who are healthy (which, sadly, disqualified Al Horf...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. CourtVision: What's the Matter With Ricky Rubio?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Here's a hot NBA meme: Ricky Rubio is on pace to have one of the worst shooting seasons in NBA history. That's right, the guy Shaq once referred to as "the Italian Pete Maravich" is not only Spanish, but he's not exactly a pistolero on the hardwood e...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  8. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  9. CourtVision: The Jordan Rules

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The early-season success of Jordan Crawford is so peculiar that it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with this: Fifty-eight players have attempted at least 95 midrange shots, but nobody has made a higher percentage of them than Crawford. Her...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  10. CourtVision: Kobe Bryant and the Elbow Test

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Imagine you are dropped into a random NBA game and a teammate throws you the ball at the elbow with three or four seconds left on the shot clock; there's no time to make another pass, you must somehow generate a field goal attempt, and everyone in th...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  11. LeBron James on the NBA's most highly evolved offense

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The world's best player breaks down the NBA's most highly evolved offense.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  12. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  13. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  14. CourtVision: The Revenge of Monta Ellis

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The ridicule has trailed him for years, in out-of-town gyms and on the NBA's snarkiest message boards. Perhaps no player has been mocked more than Monta Ellis. He shoots too much; he has never met a jumper he didn't like; he's a ball hog; he's a volu...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  15. CourtVision: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios Facing the Cavs

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Welcome to If City. As the season opens, no team in the league has a higher ceiling and a lower floor than the Cleveland Cavaliers. If all goes well, they're a playoff team; if it goes wrong, they'll be back in the lottery. Let's take a look at the b...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  16. The X-Files: Deron Williams

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. It was late in the third quarter of a Game 1 blowout in Brooklyn. The Nets were scorching their depleted visitors fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2013