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  1. NBA Shootaround: Our Favorite Players So Far

    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. This week, we're...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. An Incomplete Encyclopedia of NBA Superstar Signature Moves: Volu...

    Jason Concepcion

    Despite the sport's inherent simplicity -- you shoot, you dribble, you pass, you rebound, and you defend -- there's an endless collection of ways to accomplish basketball's most basic tasks. No pump fake, no fadeaway, no cros...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  3. Q&A: Mike Conley on Being Tricky and the ‘Why Not Us?&r...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a disjointed season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite making the Western Conference finals in 2013, the team made the semi-surprising decision to let Lionel Hollins walk and replace him with Dave Joerger. The new coach has revamped the o...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Q&A: LARRY SANDERS! on the New-Look Bucks and Being LARRY SANDERS...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been quite a year for [clears throat] LARRY SANDERS!. He broke out last season, blowing away his previous minutes totals, cutting his once astronomical foul rate, cleaning the defensive glass, and scaring the hell out of any opponent who dared...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. Grantland Exclusive: Greg Oden on Why He Chose Miami

    Mark Titus

    About a year ago, Greg Oden told me that his plan was to rejoin his high school and college teammate Mike Conley Jr. in Memphis at the start of the 2013-14 season. Three months ago, he told me he wanted to play for Cleveland because he likes living i...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Paying to Play in Memphis? The Strange Case of Tennessee's Jock T...

    Zach Lowe

    When I first asked Chris Johnson, the lefty shooter from Dayton who signed two 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies last season, about his tax issues in Tennessee, he went into a stock answer about the luxury tax — how he understood Memphis had ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. Remembering the Grizzlies: Grit and Grind Until the End of Time

    Andrew Sharp

    Some might say the Grizzlies' crash-and-burn ending was a wakeup call to fans who went a little too crazy this past month. Maybe, but if anything, I think going down to the Spurs is our best proof yet that the Grizzlies were perfect and magical and w...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Grit, Grind, and Squeeeeeeeeeeze

    Andrew Sharp

    Just a super-important picture of the Memphis Grizzlies in an elevator right here. Analysis: Mike Conley is completely miserable, Darrell Arthur is accusing someone of farting, Jon Leuer is pretending he didn't fart, Z-Bo is just loving life as Z-Bo ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. The evolution of Mike Conley Jr., Memphis Grizzlies point guard

    Zach Lowe

    How Mike Conley Jr., Memphis's ambidextrous point guard, has grown up and led his team deep into the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  10. We Went There: Memphis Takes Game 5 and Control From the Clippers...

    Robert Mays

    Together, they're the best frontcourt in basketball, but in last night's 103-93 Game 5 win, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph did it one at a time. It started with Gasol, just after the second half began. Memphis had a six-point lead by the end of two qua...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  11. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Clippers-Grizzl...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's L.A.-Memphis game. 1. Chris Paul (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) I guess when you have someone who plays crunch time in bullet time, it's not really crunch time, is it? When you have...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. The Z-Bo Issue: The Grizzlies Are a Threat to Emerge From the Wes...

    Zach Lowe

    As others have noted recently, there's been a lot of hand-wringing over Oklahoma City's alleged vulnerability as we finally, mercifully approach the playoffs. The Thunder have lost three of their last four games against their brethren in the West's t...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Kershaw Beats Giants All by Himself

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy dancing like no one was watching, despite the fact many, many people were watching, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Clayton Kershaw pitched a shutout and hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning as the Los A...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  14. Q&A: Lionel Hollins on the Rudy Gay Trade, the Grizzlies' Playoff...

    Zach Lowe

    It's been an eventful two months for Lionel Hollins. Michael Heisley, the Grizzlies' longtime owner, sold the team to Robert Pera and Jason Levien (among others), and the new group almost immediately overhauled the team's front office. The new regime...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  15. Tayshaun Prince and the Grizzlies' Stifling Defense

    Brett Koremenos

    When Memphis acquired Tayshaun Prince in the blockbuster deal that sent Rudy Gay north of the border, there was very little excitement upon his arrival. The trade itself was largely about helping the Grizzlies' financial situation for the future &#82...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. The Grizzlies and Cavs Huddle Up for a Mutually Beneficial Deal

    Zach Lowe

    A few quick notes on the Grizzlies trading Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, and a future first-round pick to Cleveland for Jon Leuer in a deal that is almost completely about Memphis going from $4.3 million over the luxury tax, to arou...

    Blog | January 22, 2013