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  1. Is Boston Turning Its Season Around?

    Jonathan Abrams

    It's Wednesday night in Boston, and Toronto has just unraveled, falling 100-64 to the Celtics. It's a laugher of a victory, but also a best-case-scenario kind of win and Doc Rivers will take it. The lockout-shortened season is particularly threatenin...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  2. The Chaos of Shoving an 82-Game Schedule Into a 66-Game Bag

    Jonathan Abrams

    The lockout recently ended, and NBA officials worked tirelessly to complete a three-for-one deal that would create ripple effects for the league's 30 teams. When it went through, they rejoiced and felt they were better off with the additions. ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  3. Jonathan Abrams on Avery Johnson, Billy King, and the New Jersey ...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Our man in the Tri-State Area spends some time with Avery Johnson and his team.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  4. Jonathan Abrams on who came out on top (and bottom) in the NBA's ...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Who came out on top (and bottom) in basketball's labor battle.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  5. NBA Lockout Talking Points From The Players' Attorney

    Jonathan Abrams

    Don't feel too bad if you still don't understand the goals or logic of NBA players during the lockout. Their inability to communicate their concerns has been one of the larger criticisms of the National Basketball Players Association during these neg...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. An Economics Professor Explains Monday's NBA Lockout News

    Jonathan Abrams

    On Monday, the NBA labor negotiations completely imploded. Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher, with seemingly half of the NBA at their side, declared their intentions to disband the union and file an antitrust lawsuit against the league. In response, NBA ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. The NBA Lockout Timeline

    Jonathan Abrams

    So this week was filled with more lengthy NBA lockout meetings, but no deal was reached. Next week, player representatives will go over the league's latest revised offer. In case you've forgotten, here a handy timeline that helps explain how we've ar...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. After Marathon NBA Lockout Session, a Ride With Billy Hunter

    Jonathan Abrams

    Nearly every one of these NBA labor negotiations ends the same way. Press conference areas are set up, usually in adjacent rooms, and NBA commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Billy Hunter and Derek ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  9. What Would a Compressed NBA Season Look Like? A Historical Perspe...

    Jonathan Abrams

    The ending of the 1998-1999 lockout signaled a flurry of activity, players going here and there, and eventually a revealing of a circumventing of the system that troubles the Minnesota Timberwolves to this day. To raised eyebrows, the Timberwolves ha...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  10. Q&A: Derrick Williams

    Jonathan Abrams

    It's good to have friends - or agents - in high places. That's what Derrick Williams, the draft's second overall pick, learned this summer when he received an invite to play alongside Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Derrick Rose at an exhibition in the ...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  11. Reporting on the Reporting From Friday's NBA Lockout Meeting (Upd...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Grantland's Jonathan Abrams is staking out Friday's NBA lockout meeting, and he's e-mailing us updates throughout the day. Can someone send Jonathan Abrams a pizza or something? He's probably in for a long day. From: Abrams Sent: Fri, Oct 28,...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  12. Q&A: Brandon Jennings

    Jonathan Abrams

    Are you in a pickup game? Well, Brandon Jennings has next. Jennings, the Milwaukee Bucks point guard, eschewed a return to overseas this summer during the lockout and is instead likely lighting up a gym near you. He is also the "Curator of Cool" f...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  13. Q&A: Carmelo Anthony

    Jonathan Abrams

    Last season's NBA storylines are indefinitely paused because of the lockout. High up on that list of suspended intrigue is how the Knicks will fare in a full season of Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire paired together. During a media blitz fo...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  14. Q&A: Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Jackson

    Jonathan Abrams

    Oh, hey, looks like this NBA lockout thing is going to keep going. Not great, NBA! Not. Great. At least we have Grantland's Jonathan Abrams, who is filling his down time talking to NBA players about their down time. Abrams mixed it up this time and s...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  15. His Own Words: Rudy Gay

    Jonathan Abrams

    Have you ever wondered how deep the Memphis Grizzlies would have gone in the playoffs if they hadn't lost their star player to a shoulder injury? Rudy Gay, said star player, wonders that too! As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jo...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  16. His Own Words: Brandan Wright

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Brandan Wright, a forward from the University of North Carolina who split last season between the Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, to see how he is spen...

    Blog | September 23, 2011