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College, High School / Jul 14, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Class Of 2014 Phenom Emmanuel Mudiay Will Play Overseas This Season

Emmanuel Mudiay

College basketball just lost its latest potential one-and-done superstar. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Emmanuel Mudiay will hire an agent and play overseas this season instead of attending Southern Methodist University. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jul 8, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Top 10 Second-Round Picks In The 2014 NBA Draft

Cleanthony Early

Surprisingly, the NBA Draft went according to plan – for the most part at least. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid were widely considered the top three prospects in this year’s class, and they ended up being the first three players to hear their names called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

First-round picks are supposed to make immediate impacts on their new teams. Cleveland is hoping Wiggins can develop into the second coming of LeBron James, the Jazz are hoping Dante Exum really is a mix of Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers expect Julius Randle to be a centerpiece of the team’s future. Those are the kind of expectations that come with being a first-round pick. The expectations for a second-round pick, though? Well, they aren’t nearly as lofty. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Biggest Winners In The 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver, Dante Exum

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone. There were cheers, tears, surprises and more flashy suits than you can count on one hand. Most importantly, however, Thursday night served as a key stepping stone for the league’s 30 teams as they attempted to improve their rosters and take the next step up in the NBA’s hierarchy. It was also an opportunity to showcase where this future talent comes from and share origin stories that can only warm the heart. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Not Even A Car Crash Can Stand In The Way Of Jarnell Stokes’ Drive To The NBA

Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes climbed out of the totaled Town car and squinted into the light, attempting to get his bearings. This couldn’t possibly be how it ends, could it?

Not at the hands of a hit-and-run driver. Not when he was on his way to the airport for his first workout with an NBA team — and not just any team, the defending champion Miami Heat. Not because, after all his hard work and attention to detail, he’d let his guard down by not wearing his seatbelt. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Gary Harris Talks About The Biggest Shot Of His Life…In High School

Gary Harris

2014 NBA Draft lottery hopeful Gary Harris is projected to go in the 10-15 range during Thursday night’s draft. Dime briefly spoke with Harris before the NBA’s “Off the Court” Roundtable sponsored by American Express yesterday afternoon in New York. He told us about the biggest shot of his life, which actually happened before he joined his Michigan State Spartans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

5 Prospects Cleveland Should Take In NBA Draft

David Griffin

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the last week now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

5 Prospects Milwaukee Should Take In NBA Draft

John Hammond

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the last week now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 22, 2014 / 8:01 pm

5 Prospects Philadelphia Should Take In NBA Draft

Sam Hinkie, Michael Carter-Williams

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 22, 2014 / 5:38 pm

5 Prospects Orlando Should Take In NBA Draft

Rob Hennigan, Victor Oladipo

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 21, 2014 / 9:40 pm

5 Prospects Utah Should Take In NBA Draft

David Stern, Shabazz Muhammad

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »