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  1. 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
  2. Anthony Davis's Fracture May Break the Pellies

    Zach Lowe

    The harsh reality of the Western Conference: If your team's internal projections have them settling around the 45-win mark, a medium-term injury to your best or second-best player could make the difference between a playoff spot and a trip to New Yor...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  3. Paul George's commitment to improvement has the Pacers thinking a...

    Zach Lowe

    With some much-improved All-NBA-caliber numbers, Paul George has Indiana poised for a deep playoff run. Plus, a few things to like and dislike in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  4. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  5. The Growing Legend of Lance Stephenson

    Zach Lowe

    The Pacers are destroying the league behind a terrifying defense and two max-salary franchise cornerstones, proving, rather emphatically, that the crucial improvements they flashed in last year's playoffs were real — and indicative of more to c...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. CourtVision: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios Facing the Cavs

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Welcome to If City. As the season opens, no team in the league has a higher ceiling and a lower floor than the Cleveland Cavaliers. If all goes well, they're a playoff team; if it goes wrong, they'll be back in the lottery. Let's take a look at the b...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  7. No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA's BF...

    Carles

    The past two NBA seasons haven't felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league's youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls' first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. Caron Butler and the Evolving Identity of the Salary Dump

    Zach Lowe

    The freaking Bucks, man. Right when you think the NBA's wheeling-est, dealing-est candidate for the no. 8 playoff spot has left you alone to write about something fun — like perhaps this ode to Action Park, one of the half-dozen most important ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. CourtVision: What Does Antawn Jamison Bring to the Clippers?

    Kirk Goldberry

    Antawn Jamison has never been to the conference finals. He's been open about his desire to get there. In the last two offseasons, Jamison has signed a pair of relatively cheap contracts in hopes of advancing deep into the NBA playoffs. Last season he...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  10. Bryan Curtis on the tragic and inspirational story of Maurice Sto...

    Bryan Curtis

    For decades, legends in the NBA headed up to the Catskill Mountains to do what they knew to help one of their own.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  11. Q&A: New Phoenix Head Coach Jeff Hornacek on the Rebuilding Suns ...

    Zach Lowe

    The Suns, by any measure besides championship banners, are one of the most successful franchises in NBA history. They missed the playoffs just seven times from 1975-76 through 2009-10, with 19 50-win seasons in that span. But they've missed the playo...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. We Went There: Taking in the WNBA With the Lynx and Dream

    Steve McPherson

    I'm going to start by telling a story that makes me sound like an asshole. A few weeks ago, right at the apex of the NBA playoffs after San Antonio had gone up 3-2 on Miami, I was having lunch at an Indian buffet in Minneapolis to celebrate a holiday...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. Andray! Andrei! Andre! NBA Free-Agent Team-Ups That We Wish Would...

    Ian Cohen

    Trying to win an NBA championship is so 2012. And this trend is a good thing — most teams are starting to realize that as long as LeBron James draws breath, the playoffs aren't going to do much except delay their summer vacations for a few week...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. Why the Heat's Big Three Are Champions and the NBA's Star System ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stars win or lose basketball games in the postseason. That's what everyone says, anyway. They play more minutes as the stakes rise and coaches shrink their rotations. Tim Duncan, ageless freaking Tim Duncan, just played 44:26 and 43:10 in back-to-bac...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Not-So-Simple Math netw3rk: ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  16. NBA Finals Shootaround: Just Like Heaven

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. 10 Thoughts Written Less Than a M...

    Blog | June 19, 2013