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  1. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Dear Every Team in the NBA: Your Rookies Are Phenomenal

    Andrew Sharp and Rembert Browne

    Every year, teams throughout the NBA draft rookies. The hope is that these rookies will positively contribute to the franchises' success. Some years, the rookie crop is extremely talented. Other years, not so much. We'll see how this year&#...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. The Sportstorialist: The Yeses, Nos, and Boy-Oh-Boys of the 2014 ...

    Wesley Morris

    It's possible that Andrew Wiggins had noticed the assortment of roses and carnations sprouting on the men's lapels and thought, How classy. Maybe he reasonably believed that, if worn with a tie bar and a pocket square an...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. NBA Draft Winners and Losers

    Andrew Sharp

    After a solid 12 months of buildup turned into seven days of chaos this past week, the "craziest draft in years" turned out to be pretty sane when it actually got here. No massive upsets at the top of the board. No potential top pick slidin...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. NBA Draft Shootaround: Take Your Pick

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing will be happening tonight, and to help get you ready, the Shootaround crew is choosing some of their favorite players in this year's draft. Click here for more on the 2014 NBA draft. Robert Mays: Gary Harris and his game deser...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  6. The NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Lottery Picks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Tomorrow's NBA draft is supposedly one of the deepest in history. Only time will tell, but thanks to shooting data collected by the nice folks at ESPN Stats & Info, we can preview the scoring tendencies of many of the top prospects. Let...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Draft 3.0

    Grantland Channel

    In May, Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro made a staggering announcement: The team would crowdsource the amateur NBA analytics community - a collection of often brilliant but inexperienced minds - to determine wh...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. Titus’s NBA Draft Dennis Green All-Stars

    Mark Titus

    Today, the most serious NBA draft analysis in the world takes a look at the Dennis Green All-Stars, who are basically the exact opposite of the Upside All-Stars. These are guys who don't have a ton of room for improvement but who will be dr...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  10. Marcus Smart returns to Oklahoma State

    Brian Phillips

    Does Marcus Smart's decision to stay at Oklahoma State this season mean he's more of an adult than you realize?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  11. Dante Exum, the FIBA U19 World Championships, and the Purest Form...

    Danny Chau

    Last summer, I chased Australian wonder Dante Exum around a college gym in Long Beach for about an hour, looking to get an interview. It was like an episode of Scooby-Doo, except there was no unmasking, and I never actually caught up to him. At one p...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  12. Back to School: Marcus Smart's Incredible Decision

    Shane Ryan

    I am aware of how much money I am giving up. I am aware of that. — Marcus Smart That was my favorite quote from Wednesday's Oklahoma State press conference, in which the freshman point guard, along with teammates Markel Brown and Le'Bryan ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  13. Solving the Real Problem With the NBA's Tanking Epidemic

    Brett Koremenos

    Amid the buzzer-beaters, heartbreak, and drama in the NCAA tournament, NBA teams are using college basketball's biggest stage to fine-tune their evaluations of some of the league's future stars. For someone like Ben McLemore of Kansas or Marcus Smart...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  15. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Indiana, Miami, OKSU, Pitt Win the College...

    Shane Ryan

    If you read Friday's column, you know there's a big gray elephant in the room, and we might as well recognize it right off the bat. So, here you go: Yes, I was right about Pittsburgh beating Syracuse, Miami beating NC State, Oklahoma State playing...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  16. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Top 10 Weekend College Basketball Games

    Shane Ryan

    Remember that period in college basketball history when the last two weeks of December were the worst of the season? When exam time and cupcake schedules made for a miserable, dormant period leading up to the excitement of conference play? That epoch...

    Blog | January 04, 2013