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  1. NBA Shootaround: Small Thing to a Giant

    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. Davi...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Are You Ready for the Big-Man Renaissance?

    Andrew Sharp

    For a long time now, it's been popular to worry about the decline of big men in the NBA. Lately, it hasn't even been a worry. It's just a fact. It happened for a couple different reasons. The NBA eliminated handcheck rules, which made...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. Embrace the Dark Side: How the Rockets Became the New Bad Boys

    Jason Concepcion

    I find the Rockets extremely annoying to watch. In their slavish devotion to Moreyball -- which I have in the past described as "if card counting were a spectator sport" -- they have become the most predictable offense in the NBA....

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  4. 82 Games and Anthony Davis, the Human League Pass Advertisement

    Andrew Sharp

    The past few weeks have seen hundreds of NBA preview articles, and that's just on Grantland. But there's one topic we haven't really touched on yet: Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. When people say they don't watch the NBA re...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  5. NBA Half-Baked Ideas: Five Not-Quite-Foolproof Ways to Improve th...

    Kevin Wildes

    The following NBA Half-Baked Ideas are ordered from most plausible to most "C'mon, Wildes." Warning: These ideas are not fully baked. Old friends are like cacti. They've grown prickly and don't nee...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  6. Could the Jazz Be This Year's Suns?

    Brett Koremenos

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. The top and bottom of the NBA are relatively predictable. We have...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  7. What the NBA’s Partnership With Brazil Means for the Future...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has struck a groundbreaking partnership with Brazil's top domestic basketball league in which the two will share best practices, marketing strategies, and player development techniques, per sources familiar with the situation. Th...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  8. Triangle All-Stars: The Braintrust of Stan Van Gundy, Jason Kidd,...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    The Triangle All-Star team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favori...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  9. How Old-Timey Can Byron Scott and the Lakers Get?

    Jason Concepcion

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Everyone knows that a 3-pointer is worth more than a 2. What Byron Scott pr...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  10. In Search of the Elusive Makeup Call

    Zach Lowe

    The makeup call is an infuriating piece of NBA folklore. We assume it exists, rolling our eyes as officials compensate for one mistake by piling on another. But it takes work to prove something is real, and the NBA will fight like hell against any su...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  11. Triangle All-Stars: Kobe Bryant, the Perfect Teammate

    Andrew Sharp

    The Triangle All-Star team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favori...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  12. The Holy Hand of Brazil

    Amos Barshad

    The greatest player to have never played in the NBA? It's a peculiar distinction. He's a mystery, this man. Willingly, he kept his talent away from us. Those who saw him play happily share their stories in awed tones. Those who merely caug...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. NBA Windows: Kobe Bryant’s Last Stand

    Jason Concepcion

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. "I know my career will get to it...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  14. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  15. Is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s New-and-Improved Jump Shot for ...

    Danny Chau

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. In the past few months, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has turned himsel...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  16. How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western C...

    The Masked Man, Kirk Goldsberry and Jason Gallagher

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. The Masked Man: So I'm not sure if you heard about thi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014