It's pretty well known that the San Antonio Spurs are one of the best franchises in all of basketball, but did you know they're at the cutting edge of the use of technology to track their players' performance. Grantland's Zach Lowe wrote a column on the NBA's latest innovations, both on the court trends like small ball and the latest trends in tracking the amount...
Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated will join Grantland on October 1st.
The fans had their say last week in picking the starters, but Zach Lowe isn't satisfied. Here are his selections for Eastern Conference All-Star starters and reserves. Beware of surprises.
February 06, 2012
The NBA returns with a star-studded Christmas Day set. From Celtics-Knicks to Clippers-Warriors, Zach Lowe looks at one thing to watch for each team in the five opening day matchups.
Who are the title favorites this season? The wild cards? The teams with no chance whatsoever? Zach Lowe ranks all 30 teams based on their contendership as Opening Day nears.
December 21, 2011
There's a clear hierarchy in the NBA. Expectations? All 30 teams fit into a specific group. From title contenders to the lottery-bound also-rans, Zach Lowe puts each team where it belongs.
The NBA officially resumes business on Friday, though it does so amid unprecedented chaos. Zach Lowe is tracking all the latest news as the free agency and trade rumors fly.
December 09, 2011
Last week we had an excellent show with Zach Lowe of SI regarding the labor (or Labour for our English fans) negotiation talks. NBA Unplugged with Jacob Noble (@ProBskbllTalk) and Brian Geltzeiler (@Hoopscritic) will be joined by Dan Devine from Ball Don't Lie. We will be hosting the funeral of the NBA as news broke today regarding the NBPA rejection of the most recent...
On Tuesday, NBA union lawyer Jeffrey Kessler accused NBA owners of treating NBA players like plantation workers. (Washington Post, via Zach Lowe)Jeffrey Kessler, a prominent attorney for the players, accused the owners of treating his clients like “plantation workers,” a comment that drew a furious response from Stern.Kessler said the owners’ current offer to give the players...
'An NBA lockout? Who cares?! Only the playoffs matter anyway.' We've heard it all before, says Zach Lowe. But those who claim the NBA is just some sideshow is flatout wrong.