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  1. Ryen Russillo’s NBA Draft Confidential: Real Scouts on Dant...

    Ryen Russillo

    ESPN's Ryen Russillo is back with another edition of NBA Draft Confidential. In the first installment, Ryen talked with NBA talent evaluators, who gave us frank assessments of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Em...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. 33 Burning Questions From Round 1

    Bill Simmons

    Now THIS is a Round 1, my friends. Do you realize road teams have won 10 of 19 playoff games so far? Do you realize we've had 297 officiating controversies already? Do you realize three 50-win coaches are in real danger of getting canned wi...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. The Rocket Killer: Breaking Down LaMarcus Aldridge’s Playof...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    There are two things you should know about LaMarcus Aldridge: (1) He's an incredible scorer who balances a freakish midrange game with strong interior offense, and (2) he's playing the best basketball of his life right now. Aldridge is kill...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: LAMARCUS!

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk and Danny Chau

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher, unless otherwise noted) netw3rk: LaMarcus Aldridge's jumper has reached Waterworld levels of wetness. Kevin Costner with vaguely vaginal gills, swimming through Aldridge's midrange turnarounds, two of...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Miami's Vice

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy ruining your own 100th anniversary party, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Miami opened up a 2-0 series lead with a 101-97 win over the Bobcats, while LaMarcus Aldridge's second consecutive ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. The Rainmakers: Players Who Create the Most Corner 3s

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last Wednesday night in Portland, the Blazers found themselves losing to the Kings late in the fourth quarter. Down two, they had the ball with 13.9 seconds left. After receiving the inbounds pass, Damian Lillard used a LaMarcus Aldridge screen near...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  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. Damian Lillard Is in the Zone and He Can Hear Jimi

    Chris Ryan

    I went into the Cleveland-Portland game thinking nothing could be more entertaining than the pregame rumors that Dion Waiters wanted to be traded to the Sixers because, and I quote Bleacher Report quoting an unnamed source here, "he thinks he'd be th...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Portland Keeps Pace

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to understand why Skapoli and the Dustones' album, which dropped yesterday with no fanfare on iTunes, didn't instantly go platinum, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: LaMarcus Aldridge put up 31 points and...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  11. We Went There Meets NBA Betting Lines: Paul George OMGWTF

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Last week, My Scrabble Friend had an idea. Because I want to steer as far away from endorsing this as I can, I'll let him explain it himself: Scrabble Friend: There's a prop bet for the first team to score 20 points in a game. These lines actuall...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  12. The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Zach Lowe

    Here's the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: Leading Scorers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Carmelo Anthony led the NBA in scoring this season, but not everywhere. Every player has their own sweet spots — Shane Battier loves the corners, and Al Jefferson is in love with the left block. After an entire season of play, it's interesting...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. Wish You Were Here: 8 Teams We Wanted to See in the NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, with 16 teams competing for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But what about the other guys? What about the teams we wish were in the playoffs? We may know, in our heads, that they didn't do enough to get into the postseason, bu...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  15. All-Star Weekend Podcast & Video Extravaganza: Kyrie Irving, Broo...

    Chris Ryan

    On our first full day in Houston, Jacoby, Zach Lowe, and I had the pleasure of talking with a few of the NBA's brightest stars. Jacoby spoke with Kyrie Irving about video games, 3-point shooting, and Uncle Drew. I got a chance to talk with Chandler ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. NBA Shootaround: I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY

    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. Italian Ice There's really no wa...

    Blog | January 24, 2013