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  1. The Great Huestis Experiment: Oklahoma City's Gamble and the...

    Zach Lowe

    It was easy to feel outraged for Josh Huestis, the 29th pick in the most recent NBA draft, when news broke that the Thunder had convinced him to play for their D-League team next season instead of signing his rookie contract. Assuming both p...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last week, in the arid Vegas desert, I saw the steal of the 2014 NBA draft. Phoenix's T.J. Warren lit up the night against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. The next day, against Minnesota, he put up 26 points o...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. One Draft Lottery Scenario the NBA Probably Isn't Looking to...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    There's the proposed new weighting system, which Zach Lowe reported yesterday. There's the 30-year wheel solution, which he reported last December. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of basketball think pieces on the Int...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. NBA Lottery Reform Is Coming

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA submitted an official proposal to reform the lottery this week at competition committee meetings in Las Vegas, pushing aside the Wheel idea in favor of a revised weighting system that shifts each team's odds of getting the top pick,...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Draft War Room

    Grantland Channel

    See Part 1 here. Grantland takes you behind the scenes as Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, and advisors Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin make draft-day decisions in con...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Draft Night Redux: Nuggets, Sixers Set Their Plans in Motion

    Zach Lowe

    The madness of free agency is nearly upon us, and the NBA world is rightfully focused on the possibility that superstar free agents might jump to rival teams poised to chase the 2015 championship. But not every team can get into those lofty conver...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Started From Yaoundé, Now He’s Here

    Jordan Conn

    I'd like to tell you about Joel Embiid. After all, he's the reason we're here, running through traffic on a May morning in Cameroon, begging drivers to not run us over and, if possible, to also give us a ride. I&r...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. Draft Night in Brooklyn: The Year-Round NBA Is Born

    netw3rk

    There is a gaggle of Hinkies inside the Barclays Center Starbucks. It looks like a Philadelphia suburb in here. It's about 5 p.m., and a group of red, white, and blue Sixers shirts crowd around a laptop, hashing out trade and draft scenario...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Can't Lose for Winning

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were cracking wise at a hipster hootenanny in São Paulo with your fancy friends with their bright buckles and colorful belts, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: * Team USA held on for a glorious 1-0 loss to Gr...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Second Tier of First-R...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at the scoring tendencies of the top tier of tonight's draft class. Today, let's take a look at the second tier of scorers in this unusually deep group. Unfortunately, since data is available only for those who...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. The Juliet Show: NBA After Dark With Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

    Juliet Litman

    Juliet Litman, Andrew Sharp, and Chris Ryan talk about LeBron rumors, NBA draft hypotheticals, and what's going on with NBA players in the offseason. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&am...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Bill and Jalen’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft: The Cavs Should Trade...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose break down how they think the 2014 NBA draft SHOULD play out. It's hard to say who is struggling more, the NBA teams trying to decide what to do with their picks, or Bill and Jalen trying to use the touch-screen monit...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. The Fever Dream of Early NBA Draft Blogs

    Rafe Bartholomew

    It was late 2002 or early 2003. I was young enough that I hadn't legally drunk a beer yet. There I was: sitting in the glow of a hulking desktop monitor, well past midnight in my college dorm room, eyes glued to NBADraft.net and EuroBasket. It w...

    Blog | June 26, 2014