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  1. Paul Silas, NBA Lifer

    Jonathan Abrams

    There is not much to see on the drive from Charlotte to the western banks of Lake Norman along North Carolina Highway 16. Around a few bends and past a couple of empty fields, a community springs up where the homes resemble castles and the lake is th...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  6. NBA Windows: The Suns in Year 2 and the Ghost of Channing Frye

    Danny Chau

    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. *** The Suns ran their training camp f...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  7. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Amin Elhassan

    Zach Lowe

    Zach Lowe talks to Amin Elhassan about Ricky Rubio, contract extensions, and Suns heartbreak. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland's podcast YouTube channel by&nb...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  8. Money Talks: Why Phoenix Had to Sign Eric Bledsoe

    Zach Lowe

    In July 2013, the Hawks signed Paul Millsap, then 28, to a two-year, $19 million deal. Holy crap! Paul Millsap is really good! The new collective bargaining agreement, with its shorter contracts, is really saving teams from themselves! The same Ju...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  9. We Have to Get Eric Bledsoe on the Bucks

    Andrew Sharp

    I have a dream for the Milwaukee Bucks. It involves Giannis growing into his body and then eating swingmen alive on defense. It involves Jabari growing into the new Carmelo but with better passing and a lifetime at stretch 4. It involves Larry Sander...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  10. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Battle for SoCal

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out spending time in Billy Beane's opossum kingdom, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: A four-run first inning was plenty for Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, as the Angels opened up the Freewa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The future of one of the most talented free agents left on the ma...

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    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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