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  1. The value of a pick

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry explains "EPV" and how we give value to plays that don't show up in the box score...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. 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
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. Grantland: The Jordan Rules

    Chris Forsberg

    Kirk Goldsberry/GrantlandJordan Crawford's shooting evolution.From our friends at Grantland: Two seasons ago, Crawford made 40 percent of his midrange shots; last season he made 43 percent; this season he's up to 51 percent, which is probably not su...

    Blog | December 15, 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. NBA Shootaround: Swish Kids

    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. Dinner Is Served Chris Ryan:...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  11. Required Reading for Tonight's Pacers-Heat Game

    Grantland Staff

    Get ready for the biggest game of the regular season (7 p.m. ET on NBA TV) with some recent-ish Grantland pieces on the Pacers and Heat! * Zach Lowe on Paul George's All-NBA-caliber season * More Paul George propaganda from Chris Ryan...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. 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
  13. NBA Shootaround: Rip It Up and Start Again

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. Top of the Wish List (Via iC...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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