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  1. Our NBA All-Star Team

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again -- time to overthink 24 roster spots for a concert featuring a "basketball game" at intermission. A brief reminder of the ground rules: * I proceed as if the fan vote never happened. It&am...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Simmons

    Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual "Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?" column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015. After Rose upended LeBron's budding MVP Award dynasty in 2011, Chicagoans l...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Stop Calling Mike Conley Jr. Underrated

    Jonathan Abrams

    It was halftime of a game five years ago, and Lionel Hollins was scolding Mike Conley. The Memphis Grizzlies coach was denouncing Conley's performance, peppering his language with expletives. Conley didn't think he'd pla...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. The Fourth-Annual Luke Walton All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    An NBA veteran who shall remain nameless made it known last season that he wasn't thrilled about his inclusion on the third annual Luke Walton All-Stars. Team Walton is for journeymen thriving in unexpectedly large roles, and NBA players ar...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  5. A Case for Not Realigning NBA Conferences Just Yet

    Jason Concepcion

    An overview of three consecutive days in December in the Western Conference: 1. On the evening of December 17, the Spurs, whose continual presence among the NBA elite is in no small part due to the team's conservative distribution of pla...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  6. The NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    This is the second consecutive year in which it feels necessary around the holidays to step back like Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects and take a wide-lens look at the bloodbath that is the 2014-15 Western Conference. This could be the great...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  7. NBA Shootaround: So This Is What Winning Feels Like

    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. Andre...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  8. Everybody Loves Mike

    Jonathan Abrams

    When the Orlando Magic traded Mike Miller in 2003, Tracy McGrady's constant complaining about the deal irritated coach Doc Rivers. Miller had been McGrady's best friend on the team - and one of his best friends in genera...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  9. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  10. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  11. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. You Can Count on Me

    Jonathan Abrams

    The biggest play of Kyle Lowry's life was doomed from the start. He had led the Toronto Raptors into the closing seconds of Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season's Eastern Conference playoffs....

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. Your NBA Offseason Report Card

    Andrew Sharp

    We've had three weeks of the NBA offseason, and with one notable exception, the biggest moves have happened already. Things are winding down. Now it's the middle of July, and the only sports currently going are the British Open an...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. Madness in Memphis and Two Glorious Days of Sports Talk Radio

    Chris Ryan

    With all the Kevin Love rumors and conspiracy theorizing about Cleveland and the lottery (theory: Dion Waiters is a Mason), you may have missed some of the news coming out of Memphis. Basically, the inmates are running the asylum Grindhouse. Zach Low...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. Do the Thunder Have a Scott Brooks Problem? Could Stan Van Gundy ...

    Jared Dubin

    Scott Brooks is a pretty good coach. Let's get that out of the way first. He has compiled a regular-season record of 293-170 in just less than six seasons as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. That gives him a .633 winning percent...

    Blog | April 30, 2014