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  1. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Mess With Texas

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were failing to come up with something clever to call Tuesday to go along with calling Wednesday 'Wins-Day,' here's what you missed in sports last night: Rumors suggest that Nick Saban could potentially replace Mack Brown as the head...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. LeBron James on the NBA's most highly evolved offense

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The world's best player breaks down the NBA's most highly evolved offense.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  5. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  6. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, ...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    4. Indiana Pacers Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose look at how close the Indiana Pacers came to the Finals last year and why they expect them to test the Miami Heat this year. Bill and Jalen think the new bench, the maturation of Lance Stephenson, and ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  7. No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA's BF...

    Carles

    The past two NBA seasons haven't felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league's youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls' first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. The X-Files: Dwyane Wade

    Andrew Sharp

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. There are millions of basketball fans in America who still hate LeBron James more than any athlete in sports, but whe...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe on the watchability of every NBA team

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    Part 2 of a not-in-any-way-obsessive exercise.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  10. 14-Day NBA Warning: Shump! Shump!

    Jared Dubin

    With apologies to Charles Oakley, I feel pretty comfortable stating that Iman Shumpert is the coolest New York Knick since Clyde Frazier. Between his easily nicknameable surname ("Shump"); his invention of #KnicksTape (which eventually spawned this p...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  11. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  12. Party Crashers: Debunking the Myths of Offensive Rebounding and T...

    Zach Lowe

    There has been a sense of pessimism and fragility around the Indiana Pacers during their rise from bug-eyed no. 8 seed to bona fide contender — a feeling around the league that they'd gotten a little bit lucky in some way, and that the fates wo...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  13. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 1

    Zach Lowe

    One writer's take on a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  14. The Breaking BadtoNBA Translator

    Steve McPherson

    [FAIR WARNING: There are spoilers here up through the current aired episodes. And one pretty graphic/gross Photoshop that's also a spoiler.] At first glance, it may not seem like there's a lot in common between professional basketball and the stor...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  15. Grantland Exclusive: Greg Oden on Why He Chose Miami

    Mark Titus

    About a year ago, Greg Oden told me that his plan was to rejoin his high school and college teammate Mike Conley Jr. in Memphis at the start of the 2013-14 season. Three months ago, he told me he wanted to play for Cleveland because he likes living i...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  16. NBA offseason moves - assessing the winners, tankers, and everyth...

    Zach Lowe

    Assessing the clear winners, the sort-of winners, the legion of tankers, and everything in between.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013