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  1. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. How the Portland Trail Blazers built a winning NBA team

    Jordan Conn

    How the Trail Blazers built a winner and soothed the lingering doubts of Portland's tormented fan base.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  8. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  9. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Survivor Finally Gives Us a ...

    David Jacoby

    Wait wait wait ... CLIFF ROBINSON IS GOING TO BE ON SURVIVOR? The Portland Trail Blazers' headband-wearing, 3-point shooting, weed-smoking Cliff Robinson? This Cliff Robinson? Actually, let me rephrase that: Cliff Robinson might be on S...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Zach Lowe

    Here's the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  11. The Portland Trail Blazers' refurbished roster

    Zach Lowe

    Where the Portland Trail Blazers' refurbished — but not rebuilt — roster can take them in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  12. The John WallLed Wizards and the Three Other Teams Facing a Cruc...

    Brett Koremenos

    After being instantly dismissed from the national consciousness following a dreadful 4-28 start, few people noticed when the Washington Wizards quietly showed signs of a promising future during the second half of this past season. The Wizards' improv...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. Wish You Were Here: 8 Teams We Wanted to See in the NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, with 16 teams competing for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But what about the other guys? What about the teams we wish were in the playoffs? We may know, in our heads, that they didn't do enough to get into the postseason, bu...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Everybody Loves Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy living on easy street ... wait — OH, I FORGOT ABOUT MY TAXES — here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox rode a seven-run second inning to cruise to a 7-2 win over the host Cleveland Ind...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  15. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: You Can't Go Home Again

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Portland's Uniforms These, with all due respect to the deeply serious basketball played last night, were the best thing that happened in the NBA in the last 24 hour...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  16. Damian Lillard, Ray McCallum, and the Key to NBA Success for Mid-...

    Brett Koremenos

    With his University of Detroit team nursing a two-point lead in the waning moments against an upset-minded Wisconsin-Milwaukee, point guard Ray McCallum calmly held his dribble on the left wing and waited for a teammate to set a screen. As the screen...

    Blog | February 08, 2013