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  1. Hey, New Guys: Let’s Overreact to the NBA’s Deadline ...

    Jason Concepcion

    Here's something that makes the NBA incredibly fun to follow: Despite the massive strides made over the last few years related to quantifying the effects that players have within a team's structure -- the high-tech cameras, the va...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Lightning Round: NBA Trade Deadline Day, Where WTF Happens

    Grantland Staff

    At 2:01 p.m. ET, the Grantland staff began an email thread about NBA trade deadline day. Ninety minutes later, the landscape of the league had changed and 100 emails had been exchanged. Here is that thread...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  3. Which NBA Player Is Having the Best All-Star Vacation?

    Juliet Litman

    For the first time ever, the NBA All-Star break is a real hiatus. On top of the three-day weekend filled with mostly meaningless exhibition basketball, the players get another few days off without any obligations. This means that if you were wholly u...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  4. Lightning Round: Let’s Find a New Home for Goran Dragic

    Grantland Staff

    Bill Simmons: God bless the Suns - one of my favorite League Pass teams, one of my favorite front-office reclamation stories and our best night-to-night threat for Artest Melee 2.0 because everyone on this team carries themselves l...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  5. NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Mining for (Nuggets of) Gold

    Zach Lowe

    Don't get your hopes up: This NBA trade deadline doesn't promise major action, since so many teams on both sides of the buyer-seller divide got their business out of the way early. But surprise deals always pop up, and teams can chitchat w...

    Blog | February 16, 2015
  6. Introducing the Triangle All-Stars: Meet the Starters

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    The Triangle All-Star Team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the crazy characters, untapped talents, and head cases who&...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  7. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  8. Mercy Rule: Please Don’t Freak Out About OKC

    Andrew Sharp

    There may not be a single team in the NBA that's more fun to talk about than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers of all time. Because Russell Westbrook is a radioactive point guard who's hazar...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  9. A Tale of Three Game-Winning Shots

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Let me be the millionth person to say it: These playoffs are incredible. I thought I would recap a few of the biggest shots of the weekend; each of these jumpers potentially altered the course of an entire playoff series. Two week...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Oklahoma City Crossroads: How the Thunder Can Improve Without Rus...

    Zach Lowe

    I'm normally not a big "gut feeling" guy, but I randomly mentioned to the Grantland bosses last week in L.A. that the Thunder just "felt due" for some unexpected move. They didn't have enough financial flexibility to add even one meaningful NBA playe...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  11. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Tony Allen Is Y...

    Danny Chau and Andrew Sharp and Brett Koremenos

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tony Allen Danny Chau: I've replayed Tony Allen's game-clinching steal in Game 4 a hundred times and it doesn't get any less awesome. Kevin Martin fakes a pick for ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  12. Option No. 1: The Burden on Kevin Durant After Russell Westbrook'...

    Zach Lowe

    Rarely have so many non-involved NBA people watched a playoff game out of sheer curiosity as was the case Saturday night, when the NBA world tuned in to see how the Thunder would function without Russell Westbrook. Things went well in many basic sens...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  13. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: It's a Young Man's Game

    Chris Ryan and Robert Mays

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Reggie Jackson Robert Mays: Because Russell Westbrook was playing in a basketball game last night, the broadcast team was contractually obligated to engage in the Mos...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  14. Great Moments in Local Advertising: The Thunder Move Cars in Norm...

    Brian Phillips

    I'm going to have to check IMDb really quick, but I'm pretty sure Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, Terrence Malick, and the Coen Brothers must have collaborated to make this commercial, because THERE IS NO OTHER WAY IT...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  15. World Series Wrap: When Pandas Attack

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on the Giants' 8-3 walloping of Detroit in Game 1 of the World Series while wondering if we just found our best tweet of the postseason ... BABE RUTH, REGGIE JACKSON, ALBERT PUJOLS ... AND PABLO SANDOVAL Kung Fu Panda became jus...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. This Opening to the 1982 MLB All-Star Game Is Pretty Great

    Chris Ryan

    Right? This comes to us via noted Montreal enthusiast, helicopter photography expert, and connoisseur of '80s television graphics (and occasional baseball dude) Jonah Keri. Take it away, Jonah: "It's all here. Sweeping shots of the Montreal skyline. ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012