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  1. The NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    This is the second consecutive year in which it feels necessary around the holidays to step back like Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects and take a wide-lens look at the bloodbath that is the 2014-15 Western Conference. This could be the great...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Blue Rondo à la Dirk: Why the Mavs’ Point Guard Gamb...

    Zach Lowe

    Even with an obvious hole at point guard, the Dallas Mavericks had been blitzing opponents with a gorgeous flowing offense on pace to be the most efficient in league history. They likely cannot score the ball any better. And yet: They sac...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. ‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Tom Ziller and Kevin Pelton

    Zach Lowe

    Zach discusses the Kings with SB Nation's Tom Ziller and talks playoff races and MVP ballots with Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland's podcast YouTube...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. Simply Golden: How the Warriors Became the Total Package

    Zach Lowe

    It was just an extra pass, and maybe not even a mathematically ideal one, but it stuck in my head ever since Draymond Green tossed it during Golden State's win two weeks ago in Chicago: It's such a selfless play. It is tang...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. The Ignored Evolution of the Sixers

    Zach Lowe

    Every think piece on the Sixers' tanking binge anxiously mentions how Philly's players could absorb "losing habits" as they trudge through the season as permanent underdogs. No one seems to know exactly what &ldqu...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. Now Coachless, the Kings Never Fail to Disappoint

    Zach Lowe

    There are a lot of issues roiling around the Kings' shocking decision to fire Mike Malone, but the bottom line is this: The Kings brass, including Vivek Ranadive, the team's post-Maloof owner, has never been super-comfortab...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  7. The NBA’s New Schedule Plan

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA over the last two weeks has informally surveyed team higher-ups about the idea of cutting the preseason schedule by as much as half, according to several sources around the league. The goal is to start the regular season...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. Q&A: Chris Bosh on Being No. 1 in Miami, Hitting the Books, a...

    Zach Lowe

    People love to hate superstars (and everything else, basically). But even the most vehement critics of guys like LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and other marquee names at least acknowledge that those players are good at their sports on some basic leve...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. Milwaukee’s Makeover: How the Bucks Decided to Buckle Down ...

    Zach Lowe

    There is a sense of peace in Milwaukee - a feeling that after years of lurching around NBA purgatory, the Bucks have stumbled upon a long-term path they're happy to stroll. The Bucks think they have two franchise playe...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  10. Could Dennis Schröder Evolve Into Atlanta’s Answer?

    Zach Lowe

    The Hawks, even at full strength, always seem to be at least one player away from being truly dangerous. They're glorious to watch, a whir of precise ball movement and killer shooting, but ultimately nonthreatening against the league&rs...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  11. Searching for Balance: The NBA’s Lopsided Conference Proble...

    Zach Lowe

    It's time for the NBA to take a serious look at scrapping the East-West conference system, and several league sources say that discussion is now happening in some infant stage. The schedule, both its makeup and length, represents the heavie...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  12. Bad Buzz: What’s Wrong With the Hornets and How They Might ...

    Zach Lowe

    Things are not going well in Charlotte. But fans who expected a leap forward upon the return of the teal can take solace in two things: 1. The Hornets play in the East. Any roster sitting at 4-14 would be toast in the West, save for the very uniqu...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  13. The Art of the Wildly Efficient Dallas Mavericks

    Zach Lowe

    The Dallas Mavericks are currently sporting an offense on pace to smash the all-time league record for scoring efficiency by an almost comical margin. And, weirdly, none of them are surprised at all. They know it's early, and that they&a...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  14. Kobe’s Beautiful Madness: Understanding the Lakers’ A...

    Zach Lowe

    Watching the Lakers right now is honestly unlike anything I can remember in my NBA life. They have transcended basketball and become some meta public art piece that we can all enjoy. Watching them play, and in particular watching Kobe Bryant play...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  15. Death to Ringz: Chris Paul and the NBA’s Broken Narrative o...

    Zach Lowe

    Things changed at the end of Game 5 of last season's Clippers-Thunder playoff series. Chris Paul made three critical mistakes in the final 45 seconds of an improbable Thunder rally, and Oklahoma City wrapped the series in the next game. The...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  16. The Mutually Beneficial Pairing of Rudy Gay and the Kings

    Zach Lowe

    The Kings have been almost amazingly forthright in discussing their path to becoming relevant for the first time since the Rick Adelman era. They couldn't tear down, again, since they want to be competitive by the time they move into their...

    Blog | November 17, 2014