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  1. The New Blake Griffin, in the Words of the Clippers

    Jonathan Abrams

    Have you met the new Blake Griffin yet? This season, the Clippers' All-Star power forward has evolved into an all-around force and a dark horse MVP candidate. That evolution went mostly unnoticed in the early part of the season. A player already...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. In Their Own Words: How NBA Stars Deal With Achilles Injuries

    Jonathan Abrams

    Dominique Wilkins wouldn't wish a ruptured Achilles on his worst enemy. Where once he was the Human Highlight Reel, after his injury his game was changed forever. Elton Brand was never a highflier, but he felt the same pop that Kobe Bryant described ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  3. Q&A: Greivis Vasquez

    Jonathan Abrams

    Greivis Vasquez knows all about the importance of a full training camp, which is why he worries about this season's crop of rookies. Vasquez missed most of camp in his rookie year and was relegated to spot duty much of the regular season. But he shin...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  4. Q&A: Derrick Williams

    Jonathan Abrams

    It's good to have friends - or agents - in high places. That's what Derrick Williams, the draft's second overall pick, learned this summer when he received an invite to play alongside Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Derrick Rose at an exhibition in the ...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  5. Q&A: Brandon Jennings

    Jonathan Abrams

    Are you in a pickup game? Well, Brandon Jennings has next. Jennings, the Milwaukee Bucks point guard, eschewed a return to overseas this summer during the lockout and is instead likely lighting up a gym near you. He is also the "Curator of Cool" f...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Q&A: Carmelo Anthony

    Jonathan Abrams

    Last season's NBA storylines are indefinitely paused because of the lockout. High up on that list of suspended intrigue is how the Knicks will fare in a full season of Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire paired together. During a media blitz fo...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. Q&A: Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Jackson

    Jonathan Abrams

    Oh, hey, looks like this NBA lockout thing is going to keep going. Not great, NBA! Not. Great. At least we have Grantland's Jonathan Abrams, who is filling his down time talking to NBA players about their down time. Abrams mixed it up this time and s...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. His Own Words: Rudy Gay

    Jonathan Abrams

    Have you ever wondered how deep the Memphis Grizzlies would have gone in the playoffs if they hadn't lost their star player to a shoulder injury? Rudy Gay, said star player, wonders that too! As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jo...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. His Own Words: Brandan Wright

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Brandan Wright, a forward from the University of North Carolina who split last season between the Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, to see how he is spen...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  10. His Own Words: Thaddeus Young

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Thaddeus Young, a restricted free agent for the Philadelphia 76ers. Young talked about the possibility of playing in China during the lockout, what Philadelphia n...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  11. His Own Words: Shane Battier

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Shane Battier to see how he is spending his newfound free time. Battier discussed being a free agent, how he would solve the lockout, and the toughest player to d...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  12. His Own Words: DeMar DeRozan

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with DeMar DeRozan, the high-flying guard of the Toronto Raptors, to see how he is spending his new-found free time. DeRozan talked about still playing in summer leagu...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  13. His Own Words: Royal Ivey

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Royal Ivey, a backup guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, to see how he is spending his newfound free time. Ivey has resumed classes at the University of Texas an...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. His Own Words: Ben Gordon on the NBA Lockout

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams spoke with Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon about playing overseas, Billy Hunter, and his offseason so far. Grantland: How has the lockout changed your typical offseason...

    Blog | August 16, 2011