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  1. NBA Shootaround: New Year's Resolutions

    Grantland Staff

    For the first Shootaround of 2014, the gang decided to do some New Year's resolutions. Some are for specific NBA players, coaches, or mascots. Some are for us. They are all, in the end, for you. We'll be back next week with your regularly scheduled d...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, a...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    14. Dallas Mavericks Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster and consider what Monta Ellis can provide as a second scorer. Plus, Clairvoyant Bill sees a big year comin...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  3. Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe on the watchability of every NBA team

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    Part 2 of a not-in-any-way-obsessive exercise.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  4. The life and career of Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond

    Jonathan Abrams

    How Pistons center Andre Drummond became the man.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  5. The life of former prep-to-pro NBA player Korleone Young

    Jonathan Abrams

    Korleone Young had a chance to be the next prep-to-pro NBA success story, like KG, Kobe, and T-Mac before him. But his NBA career lasted all of 15 minutes. Today, struggling and living in Kansas, he's trying to put his life back together.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  6. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    The thrilling conclusion to a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  7. WARNING: Tony Mitchell Will Dunk You Into a Coma

    Andrew Sharp

    The NBA is holding something called the #PaniniNBARookie photo shoot today, which is both a testament to David Stern's tireless quest to sell advertising on every single thing that could possibly be associated with his sport, and also a great excuse ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  8. Is Luigi Datome Going to Change the Way Role Players Are Paid in ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite all the free-agent hoopla this summer, with trips to mountain retreats and breathless Twitter updates coming at all hours, the Detroit Pistons' acquisition of Italian League MVP Luigi Datome has gone largely unnoticed. Signing for just $3.5 m...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  9. NBA offseason moves - assessing the winners, tankers, and everyth...

    Zach Lowe

    Assessing the clear winners, the sort-of winners, the legion of tankers, and everything in between.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  10. Amnesty Fever: Who Will Survive the Last Days of the CBA Provisio...

    Zach Lowe

    As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reminded us this week, the league is running out of players eligible for the amnesty provision — that sexy and often misunderstood minx in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to guillotine one play...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  11. Tracy McGrady's quest for one championship before the end of his ...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Would an NBA championship mean anything for Tracy McGrady's legacy?

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  12. Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, Walt Frazier, Tommy Heinsohn, and others...

    Jonathan Abrams

    As the 100-game mark of the season nears, we talk to a few legends about pro basketball before private jets and chartered buses.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  13. NBA Teams: Find Your Coaching Retread Before It's Too Late!

    Ian Cohen

    What's the NBA's hottest throwback trend in the playoffs? Iman Shumpert's haircut? Jay-Z's ownership of an NBA franchise being "zero" rather than "trace amounts"? No, it's actually coaching. After several years of avoiding anything resembling relevan...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  14. 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
  15. John Wall and the Wizards, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers, and th...

    Zach Lowe

    They're mostly out of playoff contention — so what do these teams have to look forward to? Plus: Buzzer-beater ethics, the very bad Wiz kids, and the uni of the week.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  16. NBA Trade Deadline Day Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Join your Shootaround crew for some fake trades, pipe dreams, and beautiful, dark, twisted, deadline day fantasies. The Book of Revelation Golden State Warriors get: Devin Harris (Hawks), Earl Clark (Lakers), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Aaron B...

    Blog | February 21, 2013