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  1. ‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Tom Ziller and Kevin Pelton

    Zach Lowe

    Zach discusses the Kings with SB Nation's Tom Ziller and talks playoff races and MVP ballots with Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland's podcast YouTube...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Death to Ringz: Chris Paul and the NBA’s Broken Narrative o...

    Zach Lowe

    Things changed at the end of Game 5 of last season's Clippers-Thunder playoff series. Chris Paul made three critical mistakes in the final 45 seconds of an improbable Thunder rally, and Oklahoma City wrapped the series in the next game. The...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. The Little Things: Danny Green's Secret Superpower

    Zach Lowe

    There are lots of role players who are in the league because they are really good at one discrete thing. Many of them are spot-up shooters - Steve Kerr and Steve Novak types. Kendrick Perkins sets wonderful screens in between traveling and...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  5. We Went There: The Spurs' Pressure Cooker

    Zach Lowe

    It's the nature of the business to parcel out credit and blame: Who left Kawhi Leonard open for that corner 3? Whose fault is it that Tiago Splitter just lofted an easy layup over the front of the rim (because Splitter, even if he were 9&am...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Jeff Van Gundy

    Zach Lowe

    Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the Finals, Tim Duncan's place in history, and an NBA-only Hall of Fame. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To subscrib...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  7. Welcome to Heat-Spurs 2.0

    Zach Lowe

    After six frenzied weeks, we've got the dream Finals for everyone outside a few select fan bases - fans of other contenders, plus Lakers fans, who must now watch as Miami or San Antonio strengthens its claim to the honor...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Ibaka's Return Fuels More 'What If' Questions Abou...

    Zach Lowe

    Serge Ibaka has changed the entire look and feel of the Western Conference finals. A non-fan watching from the future would assume Games 3 and 4 came from a different season than Games 1 and 2 -- that the team in black jerseys won the first series, a...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  9. We Went There: Thoughts From Miami

    Zach Lowe

    The Pacers are at risk of becoming one of those teams people remember as a character in another team's story - the underdog full of aspiration that tests a champion, pushes it to be legendary, and fades into a vi...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  10. Front-Office Chaos

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA appeared 24 hours ago to be reaching a state of tranquillity in the realm of coaches and general managers. Cleveland and Detroit filled their top front-office vacancies, Phil Jackson felt like old news, and everyone on both sides of the secre...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  11. Conference Finals Preview: How the Absence of Ibaka Will Tip the ...

    Zach Lowe

    Midway through the 2012 Western Conference finals, after the Spurs had passed and cut the Thunder into a dizzy haze, Oklahoma City came to a collective realization that tipped the league's balance of power: Holy crap! We are crazy athletic and l...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. Conference Finals Preview: Miami-Indiana, a Year in the Making

    Zach Lowe

    The Heat are just 11-9 in their last 20 games against Indiana, dating to the 2012 playoff series between these two juggernauts, when an injury to Chris Bosh forced the Heat to reinvent themselves as a small-ball 3-point shooting machine - a...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  13. The Washington School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards are probably done, but the euphoria over their spirited playoff mini run is justified. Before two weeks ago, the Wiz had won just one playoff series since 1981-82. Think about how incompetent a franchise must be to poop out such a run in...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Jeff Van Gundy

    Zach Lowe

    Zach Lowe talks to Jeff Van Gundy about Roy Hibbert's demise, Clippers-Thunder, and NBA rule changes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To subscribe to Grantland's podca...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  15. A Playoff Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Brooklyn was a Paul Pierce fingertip away from being a punch line - a $200 million wheezing antique unable to get out of the first round ...; again, after mortgaging even more of its future for the remnants of Bos...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  16. How Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin Will Define Clips-Thunder...

    Zach Lowe

    We almost don't have enough time to process it after 16 days of first-round euphoria, but holy hell, the Clippers and Thunder are about to face off in a battle of starry NBA juggernauts. It appeared just five days ago the Grizzlies and Clip...

    Blog | May 05, 2014