Archive for the 'D-League' Category

D-League, Overseas / Sep 30, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Elijah Millsap on His Future, Overseas Ball & His NBA All-Star Brother

Elijah Millsap

Although pushed aside with ample opportunities to quit, Elijah Millsap is still pursuing his first opportunity in the NBA. After stints overseas and multiple seasons in the D-League, the 27-year-old recently signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and is looking to make the team’s final roster. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Aug 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliate

Toronto Raptors

According to Time Warner Cable News Rochester, the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League are in talks with the Toronto Raptors to become the team’s NBA D-League affiliate. 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 »

D-League / May 14, 2014 / 11:04 pm

Knicks D-League Team Will Be Named…The Knicks

WEstchester Knicks

In early March, the New York Knicks announced they would be getting their own D-League affiliate in Westchester for the 2014-15 season. The team asked the fans to suggest names for the team. The results were announced today, and they’ll be named, well, the Knicks. Read More »

D-League, Overseas, Playground / Mar 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Scott Odom, The First One-Legged Pro Basketball Player

Scott Odom

There are constantly conversations in the NBA about players wanting more money and leaving teams just to get a few extra million. Lost in all the glitz, glamour and money is the ugly undercut of basketball. While everyone just enjoys the competition placed on national TV night after night, no one thinks about the people that don’t get that shot, the players that must leave their families, travel to different countries, praying to get a shot to live their dreams. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Peyton Siva Talks NCAA Tournament, His First Year In The NBA & More

Peyton Siva, Louisville Cardinals

Selection Sunday lays the blueprint for the coming battles. Contending teams wait anxiously to see who they will be tested against first, and who they may face in future weekends if they advance. Bubble teams pray quietly, hoping for an invitation to the dance. On the eve of this fantastic event and at the conclusion of the selection process, I had the opportunity to speak to a former NCAA champion. Peyton Siva has gone through it all: The two-time Big East Champion and NCAA Tournament MVP completed his college career winning a National Championship with Louisville last year. I had a chance to get his initial thoughts on this year’s tournament and their selection process, along with some of his previous college exploits. Read More »

D-League, NBA, Video / Mar 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Senior Producer & Romero Osby Talk “Summer Dreams,” A Drama-Filled Doc About NBA Hopefuls

Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin

Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin (photos. Screen Grab /CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting)

The new two-hour documentary special, Summer Dreams, from Raquel Productions in association with Mandalay Sports Media, and executive produced by Mike Tollin (Coach Carter, Smallville, 30 For 30) provides a behind-the-scenes look at all that transpires during the NBA’s offseason. The documentary, set to air on CBS at 8 p.m. E T this Saturday, March 15, features top 2013 NBA draftee, Michael Carter-Williams, fellow first round pick, Shane Larkin, second round pick Romero Osby, undrafted Dwyane Davis as well as female refreee hoping to break into the NBA and an unemployed D-League coach hoping to get noticed. You will not forget this incredible look at an NBA both casual and diehard fans almost never see. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

College, D-League, We Reminisce / Feb 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lamar Butler Reminisces On George Mason’s Final Four Run

Lamar Butler

Back in 2006, George Mason basketball had perhaps one of the greatest runs in the NCAA Tournament. With all the odds against them, they navigated through the tournament beating teams picked as favorites while at the same time defining a legacy. With not one NBA prospect on the squad, this team embraced the term Cinderella and showed that with the right formula anything is possible. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Meet Thanasis Antetokounmpo: The Greek Freak, Part 2

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

The fascination surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo is at an all-time high. The young Greek stud for the Milwaukee Bucks has a smile to die for, plus a unique game that doesn’t come around often. Standing at 6-9 (and still growing), Giannis has a 7-3 wingspan that makes him a once-in-a-blue-moon player. He can shoot the ball from deep, attack the rim like a charged-up rhino and affect the defensive side of the ball like a seven-foot shotblocker. Giannis Antetokounmpo has put the NBA on notice this season, but there’s more to this family tree of Greek Freaks. Read More »