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  1. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 2: The Temple of Doom

    Bill Simmons

    Remember when I promised that Part 2 of the Trade Value column would arrive the week after the Super Bowl? That was a typo -- I meant the Oscars. Sorry about that. The good news: At least the readers handled it well. Eric in Washington: &ldquo...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The Rebirth of Big Men: A Breakdown of Old-School Bulk and New-Er...

    Zach Lowe

    The positional revolution is real -- to a degree. Rule changes and smart coaching have made speed, playmaking, and 3-point shooting more important across all five positions. Players toggle more often than ever between positions on both sides of the f...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  5. 2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Simmons

    Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual "Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?" column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015. After Rose upended LeBron's budding MVP Award dynasty in 2011, Chicagoans l...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. NBA Shootaround: Mr. Westbrook Goes to Washington

    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....

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  7. The Fourth-Annual Luke Walton All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    An NBA veteran who shall remain nameless made it known last season that he wasn't thrilled about his inclusion on the third annual Luke Walton All-Stars. Team Walton is for journeymen thriving in unexpectedly large roles, and NBA players ar...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  8. The NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    This is the second consecutive year in which it feels necessary around the holidays to step back like Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects and take a wide-lens look at the bloodbath that is the 2014-15 Western Conference. This could be the great...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  9. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  10. Could the Jazz Be This Year's Suns?

    Brett Koremenos

    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. The top and bottom of the NBA are relatively predictable. We have...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  11. B.S. Report: Breaking Down the Five Worst Teams in the NBA

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose count down the worst five teams in the league in Part 1 of their 2014 NBA Preview. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  12. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. Wingspan and a Prayer: Trying to Decipher the Massive Promise of ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tyson Chandler has improbably become an archetypal NBA player. There have always been dirty-work big men in the NBA -- seven-footers with zero offensive game expected to block shots, rebound, and stay out of the way on offense. Defense comprised almo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  16. How Kyle Korver Was Blinded by Jeff Hornacek's Advice

    Zach Lowe

    At every one of his stops in the NBA, Kyle Korver finds a guru. Quin Snyder was Korver's guru in Atlanta last season. Snyder had coached in Europe and as a result seemed to be open to unconventional ideas for plays and X's-and-O's tw...

    Blog | July 29, 2014