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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Draft Night Redux: Nuggets, Sixers Set Their Plans in Motion

    Zach Lowe

    The madness of free agency is nearly upon us, and the NBA world is rightfully focused on the possibility that superstar free agents might jump to rival teams poised to chase the 2015 championship. But not every team can get into those lofty conver...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. The Manimal Evolves

    Zach Lowe

    Kenneth Faried has always tried to focus on the good qualities the term "energy guy" denotes, but as he entered his third NBA season, he increasingly found the descriptor a limiting backhanded compliment. "They all used to say, '...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. The Denver Nuggets are trying to build into a contender while not...

    Zach Lowe

    The Denver Nuggets are trying to stay relevant while rebuilding. Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  7. A Brief History of George: Why Karl Is Out in Denver and Where He...

    Zach Lowe

    Earlier today the Denver Nuggets announced that head coach George Karl, reportedly seeking a contract extension, would part ways with the team with one year left on his deal. There are at least three big themes that have followed Karl through his ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Big Questions for a Day Off: Can the Knicks and Thunder Overcome ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first round started as a boring chalk-fest, with six of eight series going to 2-0, and only Nuggets-Warriors promising to double as both competitive and aesthetically pleasing. It transformed into madness, of course, with four Game 6s on a single...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  9. A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?

    Zach Lowe

    Predicting the impact of Danilo Gallinari's season-ending knee injury on Denver's playoff hopes is one of the trickiest bits of analysis the NBA's roulette wheel of injury luck has given us this season. The Nuggets might be one of the league's deepes...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape Th...

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz looked dead after a dispiriting road loss to Dallas two Sundays ago, and it's tempting to write them off again after their defense no-showed (or, alternatively, showed up in its usual form) last night against a very enthusiastic Denver team ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Golden in Denver: How the Miraculous Nuggets Have Become One of t...

    Zach Lowe

    There's long been a general skepticism around the league about whether the Nuggets, so exciting and so dominant of late, can translate their regular-season success into true title contention. Three questions drive that skepticism: 1. Can they scor...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  12. Are George Karl's Denver Nuggets really title contenders?

    Zach Lowe

    Can the Rocky Mountain runners make a bid for the title? Plus Gerald Wallace, motorcycle revs, and screeching hawks.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  13. Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest Off...

    Zach Lowe

    When I gave last night's Thunder-Nuggets game one of my coveted DVR slots, I knew I was probably recording a schedule loss. Denver was on the second night of a back-to-back, having traveled from Denver to OKC after an overtime win over Portland. Okla...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  14. Can the Indiana Pacers contend for the NBA title this season?

    Zach Lowe

    How Paul George & Co. bounced back from an early-season slump. Plus: the little-man dunk, the hapless Bobcats, and the tyranny of coaches on the court.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  15. Sticking Point: Why Ty Lawson and Stephen Curry's New Deals Matte...

    Zach Lowe

    Today's big picture: Two teams with point guards who appear to be foundational offensive players have locked them up with long-term deals, while two others (Milwaukee and Philadelphia) have passed on extending point guards who have yet to show that k...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. Your Guide to the NBA's All-League Pass Teams

    Zach Lowe

    We all know the Lakers are the single biggest story of the season, with four great players trying to reach an undetermined ceiling within the Princeton offense — and despite an uncertain bench whose only plus defensive big, Jordan Hill, is alre...

    Blog | October 10, 2012