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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The Charlotte Construction Co.

    Zach Lowe

    The so-called "Thunder model" of NBA team-building was never really a discrete, original thing. It had existed before; Oklahoma City was not the first team to bottom out and rebuild around draft picks. And it can only exist as a success if ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. NBA Bag: Figuring Out the Ever-Changing, Pick-Swapping 2014 Draft...

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We're taking next Wednesday off from the NBA Bag, then writing three more for the Triangle on April 2, April 9 and April 16 (last day of the regular season). We might keep it going through the playoffs if the questions are go...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Bill Simmons on Week 16 in the NFL

    Bill Simmons

    The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy's mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  7. NCAA Scouting Report: Creighton's Doug McDermott

    Brett Koremenos

    As a player who has been on the radar of NBA teams for quite some time, Creighton's Doug McDermott has faced as much scrutiny as any prospect in the draft. Three years of college basketball is ample time for NBA scouts and executives to pick apart th...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. 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
  9. The Sports Guy's Week 9 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Week 9 Superduper Quick Picks ... (Home teams in caps) DOLPHINS (+3) over Bengals The Skunk! So much for the Red Rifle's resurgence ... and, maybe, so much for the Bengals, who just lost Leon Hall and Geno Atkins in a span of three...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  10. Wiggins Watch: The Presumptive No. 1 Draft Pick Makes His Kansas ...

    Corban Goble

    Since we last spoke, the Andrew Wiggins hype cycle has continued to spin like a possessed electric dryer. There have been more magazine covers and a shirtless spread in GQ. His native country's national sports network, TSN, has made arrangements to b...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  12. The life and career of Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond

    Jonathan Abrams

    How Pistons center Andre Drummond became the man.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  13. 15-Day NBA Warning: Kevin Love's Labor Lost

    Steve McPherson

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." —William Faulkner Kevin Love has a bone to pick with Faulkner. For almost his whole career, Love has thrived on proving people wrong, whether it was Kurt Rambis telling him not to shoot 3-pointer...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  14. Q&A: The Directors of Linsanity Talk About Their New Film, Taiwan...

    Jared Dubin

    Jeremy Lin is pushing the ball up the floor at a hellacious pace. Confronted with one defender near the free throw line, then another to his left, and later a third to his right, Lin picks up the ball, spins around and between all three bodies, and s...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. Bill Simmons on the Jaguars, Week 5 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy wraps up the current state of the Jaguars in 20 depressing realities and makes the Week 5 picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  16. Bill Simmons offers praise for Rush and makes Week 4 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy reflects on the lost power of sports movies with Ron Howard's latest, then makes Week 4 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013