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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Pass Atlas: Peyton Manning's 51 Touchdowns

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Peyton Manning threw his 51st touchdown pass of the season to Julius Thomas yesterday in Houston. That's a new record. Here's what the target locations of those touchdown passes look like charted out: Manning obviously is having a wonderful ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  6. LOL Knicks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Down by one late in the fourth quarter, the Bucks drew up this fantastic play to get a wide-open 3 for Brandon Knight. The Knicks had no chance of stopping it. Here are the reactions by two of Grantland's resident Knicks fans upon being shown...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Pass Atlas: Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Who's better, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? That is probably a stupid question, but that won't stop thousands of Americans from arguing about it over the next few days leading up to the big Broncos-Patriots game on Sunday night. When it comes to "r...

    Blog | November 22, 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. CourtVision: Behold, the Lakers' Starting Lineup

    Kirk Goldsberry

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    Blog | October 29, 2013