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Heat Check: Is Pat Riley’s Rebuilt Squad the Most Intriguing Team in the NBA?

grantland.com — Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images "If they weren't the Miami Heat, we'd all be laughing at them." It's a tribute to the Heat, the league's most intriguing team heading into the 2015-16 season, that skeptics of Pat Riley's post-LeBron retooling feel the need to lace their doubt with a tinge of fear.

‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey on Losing LaMarcus Aldridge and the Future of the Team

grantland.com — Zach Lowe talks to Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey about losing LaMarcus Aldridge, the future of the Blazers, and 'Seinfeld' trivia.
Aug 27, 2015

Lowe Post podcast: Blazers GM Neil Olshey on LMA, rebuilding, and a special "Seinfeld" trivia blitz: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Aug 27, 2015

Also talked about how LMA will fit with the Spurs, the Batum trade, and why POR hasn't chased Tristan Thompson: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Aug 27, 2015

Enjoyed @ZachLowe_NBA's podcast with Blazers GM Neil Olshey, but mostly for the Seinfeld conversation: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Exum Strategy: How One Injury Put a Crimp in Utah’s Plans and Raised More Questions About Offseason Games

grantland.com — Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images The Jazz rampaged to a 19-10 record after the trade deadline by transforming, on a dime, from one of the league's five worst defensive teams into its stingiest. Two lineup changes happened right before the Jazz took off: Utah traded Enes Kanter, opening a starting spot for Rudy Gobert, a.k.a.
Aug 06, 2015

On Dante Exum tearing his ACL -- what it means for Utah, international competition, etc. grantland.com/the-triangle/e…

Aug 07, 2015

You guys won't believe this, but @ZachLowe_NBA wrote a smart, balanced, detail-rich story about Dante Exum’s injury: grantland.com/the-triangle/e…

‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Amin Elhassan on Dante Exum and the Jazz, the Sixers, and Other Intriguing Teams

grantland.com — Zach talks to ESPN's Amin Elhassan about Dante Exum and the Jazz, the Sixers' plan, the most intriguing teams, summer movies, and more.
Aug 05, 2015

RT @Tjonessltrib: In this podcast, @AminESPN says he thinks Raul Neto will be the starting PG by the end of the season. go to 8 min --- grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Aug 05, 2015

In this podcast, @AminESPN says he thinks Raul Neto will be the starting PG by the end of the season. go to 8 min --- grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Welcome to Extensionville: The NBA’s Next Big-Money Community

grantland.com — Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images August has barely started, but teams are already bracing for the trickiest contract extension talks in league history. The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions that would kick in after this season, has more leverage than any group of first-round picks since the league instituted rookie-scale salaries.
Aug 04, 2015

Terrence Jones might be in line to get as much per year in his new deal as James Harden makes in his contract grantland.com/the-triangle/w…

Q&A: Flip Saunders on Building the Baby T-Wolves, Luck, and Mountain Dew

grantland.com — Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images Flip Saunders has experienced an improbable rise from the ragtag Continental Basketball Association of the 1980s and 1990s, to a position of enormous power as head coach, president of basketball operations, and part owner of the Timberwolves.
Jul 30, 2015

One-on-one with Flip Saunders: On building the Wolves, KG's return, Mountain Dew, being both coach/GM, more: grantland.com/the-triangle/q…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @ZachLowe_NBA: One-on-one with Flip Saunders: On building the Wolves, KG's return, Mountain Dew, being both coach/GM, more: grantland.com/the-triangle/q…

Jul 30, 2015

Flip Saunders has two offices -- one as GM, one as coach -- and other great Wolves stuff from @ZachLowe_NBA grantland.com/the-triangle/q…

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‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Mark Cuban on DeAndre Jordan, Tanking, and ‘Shark Tank’

Jul 30, 2015

From last night: Lowe Post podcast: @mcuban on free agency gambles, rule changes, valuing draft picks, Shark Tank: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @ZachLowe_NBA: From last night: Lowe Post podcast: @mcuban on free agency gambles, rule changes, valuing draft picks, Shark Tank: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Good Charlotte? The Hornets and the Sliding Scale of NBA Mediocrity

grantland.com — AP Photo/John Raoux No team knows how hard it is to draft a star with the ninth pick better than the Charlotte Hornets. That's why the draft slot that produced D.J.
Jul 28, 2015

Tues column: On the deals Charlotte made and didn't make around the draft: What exactly are the Hornets doing? grantland.com/the-triangle/g…

Jul 28, 2015

Good Charlotte? The Hornets and the Sliding Scale of NBA Mediocrity grantland.com/the-triangle/g…

Jul 28, 2015

Good read about the Hornets. "This franchise could use some stability." bit.ly/1D5IjpB

Jul 28, 2015

Can someone explain to me why BOS offered CHA 4 1st round picks to move up 6 slots in the mid-1st round?!!! bit.ly/1Oz8dCJ

Jul 28, 2015

Without doing it directly, this @ZachLowe_NBA piece is devastating on the Hornets' drafting, vision and management. grantland.com/the-triangle/g…

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‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Jared Dudley on What It’s Like to Be Traded, Players’ Union Awards, and More

grantland.com — Zach Lowe talks to Jared Dudley about what it's like to get traded, the crazy offseason, the players' union awards, and more.

The Good, the Bad, and the Tobias

grantland.com — Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Tobias Harris knows the bad things people say about him, and he knows why some teams that considered chasing him in free agency backed off. "It's always, 'Oh, why doesn't he pass more?'" Harris says, acknowledging he assisted on fewer than 10 percent of Orlando's buckets while on the floor - one of the lowest assist rates in the league for a high-usage player.
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Sep 02, 2015

@tthompson33 Who said it was thrilling? Given the NBA uses the D-League to test ideas for the parent league, it's certainly worth noting.

Sep 02, 2015

New wrinkle for this year's D-League Showcase in Santa Cruz: League will use Points scored/allowed per possession to break ties in record.

Sep 02, 2015

@basquiatball Yeah, I was gonna say, barring catastrophic injury, I'm comfortable carving out the space.

Sep 02, 2015

@mikescriba 1. Again, that's not what he said; 2. If that's his point, he has no understanding of what media/journalism are.

Sep 01, 2015

@Tim_in_the_CYP @RedNinetyFour Oh yes. I honestly don't think HOU extends either guy, but who knows


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