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  1. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 2: The Temple of Doom

    Bill Simmons

    Remember when I promised that Part 2 of the Trade Value column would arrive the week after the Super Bowl? That was a typo -- I meant the Oscars. Sorry about that. The good news: At least the readers handled it well. Eric in Washington: &ldquo...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. The Big Hurts: Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, and the Razor’...

    Jason Concepcion

    A couple of years ago, I was talking to a friend who's a huge San Antonio fan and former Spurs blogger when he shocked me with an offhanded remark: Some portion of the Spurs fan base blames Manu Ginobili for the team not winning mo...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  3. Raising the Brow

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It didn't look like a spectacular NBA play. Most people just saw a power forward making a typical eight-footer off the glass. But for two men in the arena, it was the most noteworthy shot of the night. One was Anthony Davis, the man who mad...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  4. ‘NBA After Dark’ Podcast: Thunder, Bulls, Pelicans Ow...

    Juliet Litman, Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

    Juliet Litman, Chris Ryan, and Andrew Sharp talk about the rumors around the Thunder and Bulls, the Pelicans ownership drama, and more. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  5. Our NBA All-Star Team

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again -- time to overthink 24 roster spots for a concert featuring a "basketball game" at intermission. A brief reminder of the ground rules: * I proceed as if the fan vote never happened. It&am...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  6. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Simmons

    Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual "Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?" column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015. After Rose upended LeBron's budding MVP Award dynasty in 2011, Chicagoans l...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  7. Just for Fun: Which Teams Should Be Trying to Trade for Tom Thibo...

    Jason Concepcion

    Gaze into the eyes of a madman. A hard-ass. A stickler. The type of dude who refers to spinal meningitis as "viral something something. Flu-like symptoms, whatever." A descendant from the Pat Riley-Jeff Van Gundy school,...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  8. 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
  9. Scenes From ‘The Grantland Basketball Hour,’ Episode ...

    Grantland Channel

    The Grantland Basketball Hour made its return Thursday night, with appearances from ESPN's Ryen Russillo and Michael Rapaport, guest correspondent Hannibal Buress, and Grantland writer Zach Lowe's disembodied voice. The episode is available...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  10. 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
  11. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  12. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  14. The Third-Year Decision: What Will These NBA Teams Do With Their ...

    Zach Lowe

    These days, fewer and fewer NBA decisions are rubber-stamp jobs. Teams have become more careful on the fringes of the salary cap under the post-lockout collective bargaining agreement. That's especially true for the teams that need to be choosy ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  15. Your NBA Offseason Report Card

    Andrew Sharp

    We've had three weeks of the NBA offseason, and with one notable exception, the biggest moves have happened already. Things are winding down. Now it's the middle of July, and the only sports currently going are the British Open an...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Opening Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving one final baseball stadium curtain call to the Captain of Captains, Tracy McGrady, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Rory McIlroy opened up a one-stroke lead at the British Open at the Roy...

    Blog | July 18, 2014