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  1. Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's main proposal to reform the lottery, reported first here, has drawn reactions ranging from tepid support - a shoulder shrug and a smile - to aggressive criticism of the idea as both ineffectual and likely leading to bad...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Remember When LeBron Stopped the NBA Offseason?

    Andrew Sharp

    As recently as the middle of last week, the NBA offseason was underwhelming. LeBron had opted out to put pressure on Miami, but then Bosh and Wade answered by opting out as well. That was supposed to be the end of the LeBron drama. Meanwhile, Carmelo...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. NBA Playoffs Overnight: A Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Series

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp and Danny Chau

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: The Pacers' 2013-14 season has been a journey into basketball schizophrenia. Nothing makes sense. They started the season 15-1 as a relentless vise, squeezing opposing te...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Turn the Page

    Danny Chau and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Joe Johnson - as you may have heard and have probably joked - is quite well compensated, even within the heady ranks of professional basketball players. It&...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  5. About Last Weekend: Flip the Script

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to the world why you can't explain things to your children, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: In NBA conference semifinals action, Paul George poured in 39 points as the Pace...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  6. Teaching Greg Oden How to Be a Benchwarmer

    Mark Titus

    The most entertaining first round in NBA playoff history is in the books, as are the countless story lines that accompanied the drama over the last two weeks, including Drake's lint roller, Damian Lillard catapulting himself to even greater...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. How to Fix the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA has never really gotten the first round of its playoff structure right. Those series were in a best-of-three format as recently as 1983, and then the NBA expanded the first round to a best-of-five approach the following year...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. Kyrie Irving Is Being Chomped Up by the Very Machine That Made Hi...

    Chris Ryan

    There are very few NBA players who arrived as such fully formed, ready-to-wear brands as Kyrie Irving. An 11-game career at Duke served as the perfect coming attraction. He seemingly walked off campus in Durham and right into a huge Pepsi&am...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  10. How's Your Draft Stock? Scouting Stauskas, Napier, Early, an...

    Brett Koremenos

    With all the hype surround the upcoming NBA draft class, the NCAA tournament has been as much about scouting as it has been about simply enjoying the games. When Kansas lost, we heard as much about what it meant for Andrew Wiggins and Joel E...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. 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
  12. NBA Bag: 10 Steps to Tanking Perfection

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: Every Wednesday from now until the final day of the regular season (April 16), I am cranking out an all-NBA mailbag for the Triangle with a 5,000-word limit. As always, these are actual emails from actual readers. We're tackl...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  13. CourtVision: What's the Matter With Ricky Rubio?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Here's a hot NBA meme: Ricky Rubio is on pace to have one of the worst shooting seasons in NBA history. That's right, the guy Shaq once referred to as "the Italian Pete Maravich" is not only Spanish, but he's not exactly a pistolero on the hardwood e...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  14. The status of the NBA's Western Conference teams

    Zach Lowe

    It's time to try to figure out where everyone stands out West as we head toward the midpoint of the NBA season.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  15. SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

    Andrew Sharp

    We couldn't find a good picture of Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach, so the picture above is just a reminder that when the Pistons won their title, Rasheed made championship belts for everyone and then brought his to every single playoff game th...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  16. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013