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  1. Grantland Exclusive: The Jason Kidd Mess Has a $144 Million Price...

    Zach Lowe

    Last Thursday was a time of good feelings for the Bucks and Nets. Milwaukee got its man in Jabari Parker, fired from its overloaded quiver of second-round picks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo may or may not have grown another three inches. The Nets unvei...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. NBA Draft Winners and Losers

    Andrew Sharp

    After a solid 12 months of buildup turned into seven days of chaos this past week, the "craziest draft in years" turned out to be pretty sane when it actually got here. No massive upsets at the top of the board. No potential top pick slidin...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Bill and Jalen’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft: The Cavs Should Trade...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose break down how they think the 2014 NBA draft SHOULD play out. It's hard to say who is struggling more, the NBA teams trying to decide what to do with their picks, or Bill and Jalen trying to use the touch-screen monit...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. NBA Draft Shootaround: Take Your Pick

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing will be happening tonight, and to help get you ready, the Shootaround crew is choosing some of their favorite players in this year's draft. Click here for more on the 2014 NBA draft. Robert Mays: Gary Harris and his game deser...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. The NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Lottery Picks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Tomorrow's NBA draft is supposedly one of the deepest in history. Only time will tell, but thanks to shooting data collected by the nice folks at ESPN Stats & Info, we can preview the scoring tendencies of many of the top prospects. Let...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. HINKIEEEEEEEEEEE! Taking Stock of the Sixers Draft Rumors

    Ben Detrick

    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has maintained radio silence for a month. The team's workouts with potential draft picks are closed to the public. And last week, when intrepid beat reporters skulked too close to the Philadelphia College of Os...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. The 30: A Yankee in Winter

    Jonah Keri

    If you had to pick one word to describe the 2014 season, you could do a lot worse than ... weird. The Dodgers, heavy favorites in the National League, are as close to last place as they are to first. Last year's cellar-dwelling Jays and moribun...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Who’s That Guy: No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Brady Aiken!

    Michael Baumann

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. And hey, baseball is part of that landscape! Who Is He? Left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken. Where Is He From? Cardiff-by-the-Sea, C...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  10. Career Arc: Russell Westbrook

    Brian Phillips

    Let's start with the growth spurt. The transformation of Russell Westbrook Jr. from an uncelebrated 16-year-old shooting guard to a potential NBA draft pick happened during the summer after his junior year in high school, when he shot up five in...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  11. The NBA Draft Lottery Karma Rankings

    Bill Simmons

    Here are your odds for tonight's NBA draft lottery ...; TEAM CHANCE FOR NO. 1 PICK CHANCE FOR TOP 3 PICK Milwaukee 25.0% 64.2% Philadelphia 19.9% 55.8% Orlando 15.6% 46.9% Utah...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  12. The 'Point Break' Remake Has a New Bodhi, and It Is Not...

    Mark Lisanti

    Sometimes dreams end. Sometimes you wake with a start in the middle of the night, and no matter how hard you squeeze your eyes shut and try to pick up your place inside your dream world, the moment is gone forever. You're left with nothing but a...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  13. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Michael Sam and the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell talk about Michael Sam's fit in St. Louis and key draft picks from around the league before making sense of the Madden cover vote. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. How to Pick Your Draft-Day Hero

    Kevin Lincoln

    As a form of entertainment, the NFL draft is almost perfectly designed to be uninteresting. If you're a fan in the biblical sense - monogamous, one team - you get that great thrill of the first-round pick. Past that, it&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. Draft Day Burning Questions

    Bill Barnwell

    After months of empty nonsense, the NFL's 32 organizations will actually make 256 draft picks over the next three days, starting with the first 32 selections in prime time tonight. Everyone has been ready for this draft for weeks now, and yet th...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. ‘Mad Men’ Week 4: Computer World

    Molly Lambert

    "You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a good-bye Teach your children well Their father's hell did slowly go by And feed them on your dreams The one they pick's th...

    Blog | May 05, 2014