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  1. The NBA’s Bigs Problem

    Zach Lowe

    As we fly toward the Halloween deadline for players entering their fourth season to sign contract extensions, two guys are especially intriguing: Kenneth Faried and Tristan Thompson. The NBA market is always evolving, and sometimes it's hard to...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's main proposal to reform the lottery, reported first here, has drawn reactions ranging from tepid support - a shoulder shrug and a smile - to aggressive criticism of the idea as both ineffectual and likely leading to bad...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Will Leitch

    Zach Lowe

    Zach talks to Will Leitch about why free agency is more interesting than actual basketball, Wes Anderson movies, and sports fandom. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland&rsq...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. How Kyle Korver Was Blinded by Jeff Hornacek's Advice

    Zach Lowe

    At every one of his stops in the NBA, Kyle Korver finds a guru. Quin Snyder was Korver's guru in Atlanta last season. Snyder had coached in Europe and as a result seemed to be open to unconventional ideas for plays and X's-and-O's tw...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself

    Zach Lowe

    As the second round of the 2003 draft puttered along, the Nets watched as teams ahead of them plucked every player in which New Jersey had interest. The team, fresh off an Atlantic Division win and an appearance in the NBA Finals, was so low on cash,...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Eric Bledsoe’s Long, Hot, Restricted Summer

    Zach Lowe

    Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe are the last guys in the free-agency green room, discovering together how the weird netherworld of restricted free agency - where you're neither fully restricted nor fully free (but perhaps verklempt) &amp...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. The Kings of Confusion

    Zach Lowe

    It was probably the most-asked question among team executives, agents, and coaches at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas earlier this month: "So, um, does anyone have any idea what the Sacramento Kings are doing?" It even beat...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Lance Blows Town: The Hornets’ Gamble, the Pacers’ Lo...

    Zach Lowe

    A few weeks ago, it would have been unthinkable to suggest that the Charlotte Hornets might be a better team next season than the Indiana Pacers. But they had nearly identical records and point differentials over the final 50 games of last season, an...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Q&A: Cavs Coach David Blatt on LeBron, Princeton, and 'T...

    Zach Lowe

    What a life for David Blatt, and what a last couple of weeks. Blatt is the NBA's new mystery man, plopped in charge of perhaps the league's most intriguing team. He has coached all over the world for the last 20 years, winning consistently ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  12. Free Agency Winners and Losers

    Zach Lowe

    Free agency isn't over, with big names like Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, and Lance Stephenson untouched in the market, and a heap of minimum-level guys waiting to fill out rosters. The last 100 or so hours have been absolute madness, start...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  13. The Decision 2.0: OK, What’s Next?

    Zach Lowe

    The discourse around LeBron James has never been all that rational. It was stupid four years ago to build a one-hour television show around one sentence, and it revealed a baffling cluelessness from LeBron and his team about how "The Decision&qu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  14. R.I.P., Brooklyn Knight: 2012-2014

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a trying year for the league's mascot community. It started when the Raptor, one of the three or four best mascots in the league, tore his Achilles performing a trick at a team event. Toronto thought he would miss the whole seas...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  15. The Ripple Effect of Melo’s Reported New York Return

    Zach Lowe

    Due to an internal miscommunication, this piece was posted before it was completed. Clarifying information about the status of Carmelo Anthony's contract and details about the nature of the transaction between Dallas and Houston have been added ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Gordon Hayward, Free Agency, and the NBA's Middle Class

    Zach Lowe

    As the world waits on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, private planes, Vegas meetings, overpriced meals, and mystery pickup games, a few of the league's non-glamour teams are engaging in real and interesting transactions! The headliner is Gordon ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014