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  1. 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
  2. T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last week, in the arid Vegas desert, I saw the steal of the 2014 NBA draft. Phoenix's T.J. Warren lit up the night against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. The next day, against Minnesota, he put up 26 points o...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. The future of one of the most talented free agents left on the ma...

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    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Surveying the LeBron Landscape

    Zach Lowe

    The trajectory of an entire sports league can turn on random things. If you gave Heat officials truth serum three weeks ago, after they had vanquished an imploding Indiana team, they'd have told you they preferred Oklahoma City as a Finals...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. Mon Frère Boris

    Jonathan Abrams

    Something was rotten in Atlanta. A series of ill-fated draft picks, trades, and managerial blunders had rendered the Hawks the most woebegone franchise in the NBA. They wobbled to a league-worst 13 wins in 2004-05, fewer than even the expansion Charl...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. Steve Kerr Chooses Golden State, Chips Away at Phil Jackson&rsquo...

    netw3rk

    Steve Kerr as head coach of the New York Knicks passed away last night, after a lingering courtship. It is survived by Knicks president Phil Jackson and whatever remains of his Zen aura. I was ambivalent about Kerr as a potential head coa...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. The NBA Mega-List of Things to Like and Dislike

    Zach Lowe

    Every year, dozens of "likes" and "dislikes" fail to make it into a Tuesday column, left to die if they are somehow unique to that particular season. And every year, we try to save at least some of them with a mega-post to showcas...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  8. The Year of the Sun Gods

    Danny Chau and Andrew Sharp

    Everyone at Grantland has loved watching the Suns all year long. Particularly over the last few months, when the season got slow and the Suns just kept on playing faster than anyone, and, one by one, we all had a new favorite League Pass team. Phoeni...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Grizz Punch Their Ticket

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy remembering the 96, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Memphis Grizzlies punched the final ticket into the NBA playoffs with a 97-91 win over the Phoenix Suns. Things got a little testy during t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. What Would an NBA Sweet 16 Look Like?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Phoenix Suns are 41-29 and currently a half game out of the Western Conference playoffs. However, they have a better record than all but two teams in the Eastern Conference. They are obviously one of the 16 best teams in the NBA, but there&rs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  12. Cupcakes and Dog Days and the Rise of Gerald Green

    Andrew Sharp

    It's the first day of March Madness and the NBA regular season is limping to the finish line for the next few weeks, so if you're reading this, you should probably go watch the tournament instead. But whatever. We'll make this quick. ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. We Went There: Blake Griffin Delivers

    Danny Chau

    Blake Griffin was more than just himself last night. In fact, the most surprising part of his 37 points against the Phoenix Suns wasn't that he only missed two of his 16 shots, it was that every single one of them was by the same player. My...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. How to Train Your Dragic: The Suns Star Talks About His Evolution...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    If you review the thousands of forgotten "NBA preview" articles now buried beneath five months of newer content, it's hard to find many kind words about the Phoenix Suns. Most writers agreed they were supposed to suck. O...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  16. Grantland Channel's NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers...

    Grantland Channel

    Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013