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  1. Hey, New Guys: Let’s Overreact to the NBA’s Deadline ...

    Jason Concepcion

    Here's something that makes the NBA incredibly fun to follow: Despite the massive strides made over the last few years related to quantifying the effects that players have within a team's structure -- the high-tech cameras, the va...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Mining for (Nuggets of) Gold

    Zach Lowe

    Don't get your hopes up: This NBA trade deadline doesn't promise major action, since so many teams on both sides of the buyer-seller divide got their business out of the way early. But surprise deals always pop up, and teams can chitchat w...

    Blog | February 16, 2015
  3. 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
  4. Emergency NBA Overnight: Royalty in Brooklyn, Roller Coaster in W...

    Andrew Sharp

    Normally, we save NBA Overnight for the playoffs, but last night was just too ridiculous. There was too much amazing happening all over the league. So here we go: a rundown of a meaningless night in December that also explains everything about what m...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Searching for Balance: The NBA’s Lopsided Conference Proble...

    Zach Lowe

    It's time for the NBA to take a serious look at scrapping the East-West conference system, and several league sources say that discussion is now happening in some infant stage. The schedule, both its makeup and length, represents the heavie...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. 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
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  16. NBA Betting Lines: Casualties of a Dice Game

    Jay Caspian Kang

    To date, My Scrabble Friend and I have made 67 bets on the NBA, including the picks from this column, and have won a whopping total of $10. This isn't bad, especially when you factor in the vig, but we have probably invested at least 50 hours in deve...

    Blog | November 25, 2013