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  1. Did the Thunder Screw Up This Summer?

    Kirk Goldsberry and Andrew Sharp

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches going into the 2014-15 campaign. Today we ask: If you were Sam Presti, whic...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The NBA Video Music Awards

    Jason Gallagher

    I watched the MTV Video Music Awards last night, which did nothing but remind me of how much I miss the NBA. During this weird thing called 5 Seconds of Summer, I realized that I'd rather watch YouTube videos of NBA players singing...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Ryen Russillo’s NBA Draft Confidential: Real Scouts on Dant...

    Ryen Russillo

    ESPN's Ryen Russillo is back with another edition of NBA Draft Confidential. In the first installment, Ryen talked with NBA talent evaluators, who gave us frank assessments of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Em...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: OKC-LAC-WTF?!

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: In a season where the lizard-scaled antebellum worldview of Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally crawled into the daylight of the world's attention, it's quit...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. NBA Playoffs Winners and Losers, So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The first 72 hours of the NBA playoffs have been wild compared with last season's early chalk-fest. We've had nine competitive games out of 10, crazy finishes, a GM giving an ECW-style promo, massive scoring totals, and lots of other fun st...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. NBA Overnight: Evil Klay Thompson, Good Russell Westbrook, and No...

    Chris Ryan

    A quick look at last night's NBA action. This game kind of sucked to watch. At one point Jordan Crawford and Lance Stephenson got into it and I thought the world was going to end. This was one of those contests where you feel like -- despite ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. NBA Shootaround: New Year's Resolutions

    Grantland Staff

    For the first Shootaround of 2014, the gang decided to do some New Year's resolutions. Some are for specific NBA players, coaches, or mascots. Some are for us. They are all, in the end, for you. We'll be back next week with your regularly scheduled d...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. The NBA's Winter of Discontent: All the Drama You Might Have Miss...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, the holiday hangover hit the NBA with a force this week. After a quintupleheader of games on Christmas, you might have thought it was safe to turn your back on the league and spend some time with your family or your Xbox One. You would be wrong....

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  12. NBA Shootaround: Setting the Pace

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. The Undefeated Kirk Goldsberry: ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  13. Shooting Blanks: The Players With the Worst ShotScore

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at ShotScore, a new method to identify the NBA's best scorers. You can read the full piece here, but in a nutshell, the method compares the actual point yield of an individual NBA shooter against an estimated tally of what an aver...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: Welcome Back, Hockey

    Spike Friedman

    In case yinz were busy getting to Pittsburgh to ... wait, yinz? Who the hell are yinz? Anyway, here's what you may have missed in sports on Tuesday: Oh my goodness, hockey's back? Hockey's back! And with it came a barrage of goals from defend...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. 34-Day NBA Warning: It's Time for OKC to Get Angry

    Andrew Sharp

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NBA season? Well, you're in luck! The Triangle is counting down the days for all of us. By now you've probably heard about the Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant feud, but let'...

    Blog | September 25, 2013