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  1. Triangle All-Stars: Kobe Bryant, the Perfect Teammate

    Andrew Sharp

    The Triangle All-Star team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favori...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Did the Thunder Screw Up This Summer?

    Kirk Goldsberry and Andrew Sharp

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches going into the 2014-15 campaign. Today we ask: If you were Sam Presti, whic...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. NBA Windows: A Depressing Discussion About Derrick Rose

    Andrew Sharp

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. *** It's a cliche to describ...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. The NBA Video Music Awards

    Jason Gallagher

    I watched the MTV Video Music Awards last night, which did nothing but remind me of how much I miss the NBA. During this weird thing called 5 Seconds of Summer, I realized that I'd rather watch YouTube videos of NBA players singing...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. Kobe's Latest Ailment Puts the Lakers in an Awkward Holding Patte...

    Zach Lowe

    Kobe Bryant's knee injury is a major NBA event, because he is a transcendent modern superstar, he plays for the Lakers, and it was wonderful to see him hit some big shots against Memphis — even after suffering the injury, it turned out. But it ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  7. The Big Sieve: Analyzing Dwight Howard's Defensive Woes This Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    The Thunder are still two and a half games behind the Spurs in the standings, but they're favorites to make the Finals again, regardless of whether Tony Parker's injury allows them to slide into the no. 1 spot — where there's about a 50-50 chan...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  8. NBA Trade Deadline Day Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Join your Shootaround crew for some fake trades, pipe dreams, and beautiful, dark, twisted, deadline day fantasies. The Book of Revelation Golden State Warriors get: Devin Harris (Hawks), Earl Clark (Lakers), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Aaron B...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is the most overlooked big ma...

    Jordan Conn

    What makes Grizzlies center Marc Gasol so good? And what makes him so overlooked?

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  10. Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    Brett Koremenos

    It's been nearly five years since the Memphis Grizzlies sent Pau Gasol to the L.A. Lakers in what was one of the more vilified deals in NBA history. In exchange for an All-Star big man who helped the Lakers secure two titles, the Grizzlies received l...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    Zach Lowe

    The word "indefinite" has become the go-to recovery-time descriptor for NBA teams understandably wary of providing a specific timeline, and it is a very scary word. But it can mean almost literally anything; fans went bonkers when the Kings slapped D...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. CourtVision: Attack Guards and the Slow Retreat of Deron Williams...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On the November 7, 2012, episode of Pardon the Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon interviewed Dork Elvis, a.k.a. Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. During the interview, Kornheiser asked Morey the following questions: "Is there a specific sta...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Legacy of a Buzzer-Beater: How George Hill Beat the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    George Hill dropped his second game-winner of the season Tuesday in Los Angeles, sparing the viewing audience five additional minutes of ugly basketball and dropping the Lakers to 7-8. The sub-.500 record has predictably inspired panic around the Lak...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  14. CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play was characterized by up-tempo pace, brilliant floor spacing, and great shooting. They were youthful, f...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  15. The D'Antoni Effect: New Roles for the New-Look Lakers

    Brett Koremenos

    New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni brings with him the famed spread pick-and-roll system that in the mid-2000s rejuvenated not only the Suns franchise, but the entire league. With its emphasis on spacing and ball movement out of pick-and-rolls, the ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  16. Mike D'Antoni May Be Second-Best, But He Can Lead the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    Shawn Marion, fiercely proud and a little defensive, was fond of telling reporters during the height of the Seven Seconds or Less Era in Phoenix that players made "genius" coaches like Mike D'Antoni look good. Marion is obviously oversimplifying. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012