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  1. NBA Shootaround: Astronaut Status

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. BASEketball Chris Ryan: For t...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. CourtVision: What's the Matter With Ricky Rubio?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Here's a hot NBA meme: Ricky Rubio is on pace to have one of the worst shooting seasons in NBA history. That's right, the guy Shaq once referred to as "the Italian Pete Maravich" is not only Spanish, but he's not exactly a pistolero on the hardwood e...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  3. NBA Regular-Season Championship Belt Game Alert: Warriors vs. Tim...

    Chris Ryan

    Last week, we introduced the NBA Regular-Season Championship Belt — a season-long King of the Hill competition to make seemingly inconsequential matchups very friggin' consequential. The idea came from this awesome thread on the /r/NBA board ov...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Lambeau Woes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy backing up your asshole son by trolling online forums incognito, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 win over an injury-depleted Green Bay Packers squad at Lambeau Field, creatin...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. The Triangle All-Stars: Andre Drummond and Ricky Rubio

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

    Yesterday, we kicked off the Triangle NBA All-Stars, celebrating the players we love way too much. The first two members were John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. Today we welcome Andre Drummond and Ricky Rubio to the team. Squad up! Andre Drummond Wh...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  6. 15-Day NBA Warning: Kevin Love's Labor Lost

    Steve McPherson

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." —William Faulkner Kevin Love has a bone to pick with Faulkner. For almost his whole career, Love has thrived on proving people wrong, whether it was Kurt Rambis telling him not to shoot 3-pointer...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. Oklahoma City Crossroads: How the Thunder Can Improve Without Rus...

    Zach Lowe

    I'm normally not a big "gut feeling" guy, but I randomly mentioned to the Grantland bosses last week in L.A. that the Thunder just "felt due" for some unexpected move. They didn't have enough financial flexibility to add even one meaningful NBA playe...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Working Hard, Harvey Working

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy declaring that your rap career is one and done, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Matt Harvey dominated the Rockies, throwing a four-hit shutout as the Mets took down Colorado, 5-0. Harvey entered the postgame ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  9. NBA Free-Agency Shootaround: Independence Day

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. Here, you'll find takes on all the big free-agency transactions of the last few days, along with some of the not-so-big ones. It's Expected, I'm Gone ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. Deal Report: The Clippers Load Up on Shooters, Bledsoe Finds a Ne...

    Zach Lowe

    Back from a glorious international wedding, I'm ready to give my jet-laggy thoughts on a whirlwind second day of free agency — a day refreshingly free of the tanking taint. Most of the teams who made moves Tuesday did so in an attempt to actual...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  11. Four Ideal Prospect-to-Team Fits in the 2013 NBA Draft

    Brett Koremenos

    When Paul George was drafted out of Fresno State in 2010, he came to the NBA as an underachieving 3-point gunner with loads of raw talent but a tendency to float through games. It's rare that a player is so talented and so singularly motivated that w...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  12. The John WallLed Wizards and the Three Other Teams Facing a Cruc...

    Brett Koremenos

    After being instantly dismissed from the national consciousness following a dreadful 4-28 start, few people noticed when the Washington Wizards quietly showed signs of a promising future during the second half of this past season. The Wizards' improv...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. The Minnesota Timberwolves Fan's Guide to the Five Stages of Post...

    Joe Mande

    If you truly want to know what it feels like to root for the Minnesota Timberwolves, all you have to do is watch the NBA draft lottery. The lottery plays out the exact same way every year. The night starts off with a feeling of dread, as you recall t...

    Blog | May 22, 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. An Open Letter to Kobe Bryant About His Defense

    Zach Lowe

    Dear Kobe Bryant, In the middle of a playoff chase that has you clinging tenaciously to the no. 8 seed and yapping about how you have to take more control of the team's defensive strategy, why are you doing this? In the 71st game of your 17...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  16. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Ricky Don't Lose That Nu...

    Chris Ryan and Danny Chau

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Ricky Rubio Chris Ryan: This is not the most wonderful time of the year. And it shows. Most of the NBA stories you're going to be reading during the last few weeks ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013