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  1. Kenneth Faried, Isaiah Thomas, and the best from this year's NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kenneth Faried has been "dunkin' since a young'n," but he needs to challenge outside shots better.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  2. Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, and the rest of this week's top NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Isaiah Thomas keeps moving up the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  3. NBA Rookie Midterm Report, including Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, a...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    It's Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and the rest.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  4. Sebastian Pruiti on Norris Cole, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and o...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Rubio leads the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  5. How's Victor Oladipo Doing So Far?

    Sean Fennessey

    This is how he's doing. Victor Oladipo is not the most efficient rookie in his class. He is not the most efficient 2-guard in the NBA. He is not even the most efficient 2-guard on his own team. But that isn't the point. The Orlando Magic have ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. Catching Up With Derrick Favors

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a whirlwind first few years in the NBA for Derrick Favors, who was barely 19 years old when he made his on-court debut. His short career has included being drafted no. 3 overall by the New Joisey Nets; spending his entire rookie year as a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  7. 6-Day NBA Warning: Let's Hope Ricky Rubio Doesn't Grow Up

    Steve McPherson

    Looked at a certain way, NBA players are men playing a kid's game. But shift the angle slightly and they — especially the younger ones — can look like kids playing a man's game. Any rookie, any sophomore — hell, any player who's bee...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's episode, The Basketball Jones discuss surprising and disappointing NBA playoff story lines, select their All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie Teams, wonder whether George Karl deserved Coach of the Year, and pitch Phil Jackson the idea o...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  9. Q&A: John Wall on Elite Point Guards, the Wizards' Season, and Wh...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is funny this way: We still don't know all that much about John Wall, but from now until the end of October, the Wizards will already have to wrestle with the idea of giving Wall an extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  10. Meyers Leonard Says Don't Forget to Vote

    Chris Ryan

    Earlier today Blazers assistant coach Todd Forcier tweeted out a pic of rookie Meyers Leonard getting some reps in on the bench with the hashtags "#Blazers," "#vote2012," and "#nba." Good hashtags. Not as good as the time Hasheem Thabeet tweeted "#co...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  11. Stray Shots: The DeMar DeRozan Bad Contract Extension Edition

    Zach Lowe

    DeMar DeRozan The rookie deal non-max extension is one of the least efficient/riskiest contracts in the NBA. It comes when a player is still very young, at a stage when it's possible to believe he might advance more in the next 12 months than he d...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  12. Jalen Rose Was Hazed by Dikembe Mutombo

    Grantland Channel

    Jalen Rose explains to David Jacoby exactly how rookie hazing works in the NBA and details a time he was sent to the drugstore by Dikembe Mutombo for "adult situations."...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  13. Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, and the final NBA Rookie Rankings of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In the final edition of Rookie Rankings, we pick the top 10 first-year players of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  14. NBA Rookie Rankings with Iman Shumpert, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    With Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving injured, other players rise to the top.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  15. Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, Derrick Williams, and the rest of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Derrick Williams continues his climb.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  16. Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, and a Rubio-less edition of the NBA...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    A Rubio-less ranking sends Kenneth Faried into the top two.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012