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College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm

5 NBA Draft Prospects That Could Transform Lottery Teams Right Now

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

To think that we’re only three weeks away from the start of the playoffs; the special time of year where all of the “It’s only the regular season talk” stifles and the “Win or go home” mantra begins. While 16 teams prepare their final rosters and create the lineups they believe will lead them to a title, the other 14 plan for the draft, as they wait to see where the ping-pong balls bounce this year. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Mar 31, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who Would You Draft: Andrew Wiggins Or Jabari Parker?

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

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Jabari Parker (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

Earlier today, to the surprise of no one, Andrew Wiggins declared for the draft. He’s locked up a top-three spot and will surely factor into discussions of the No. 1 pick. Yet all season long, people have argued whether he’s even the best swingman in this class. Jabari Parker may or may not come out this year–GMs are starting to get worried that he’ll stick around Duke for his sophomore season–but the Blue Devil stud has been consistently productive from the very first game. Read More »

Latest News, NBA Draft / Mar 31, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Andrew Wiggins Declares For The 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

In a move that caught absolutely no one by surprise, star Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins announced in a press conference today he would forego his remaining three years of eligibility to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Flanked by his college coach, Bill Self, and his parents, Wiggins said he was pursuing “a big dream of mine,” to be the No. 1 pick. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NBA Draft Fast Five: 5 Undervalued NCAA Tournament Prospects

Dyshawn Pierre

Dyshawn Pierre (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports)

Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, We Reminisce / Mar 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The Forgotten 1994 NBA Draft

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd, Dime #40

With the incoming 2014 NBA Draft class grabbing headlines at both the professional and collegiate level throughout the season, fans of rebuilding NBA franchises will be tuning into the NCAA tournament to see a group of players with the potential to alter the next era of the basketball landscape. The ramifications of their play and actions, however, won’t be fully understood for another decade or two. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: Would You Still Take Andrew Wiggins No. 1?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even April yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dissecting Andrew Wiggins & What’s Wrong With The Internet Age

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Scott Rovak/USA TODAY Sports)

Attention in the digital age is a fickle, funny thing. When Kevin Durant drops game-winning buckets in Toronto, Twitter lights up with praise for this season’s likely MVP. If LeBron James has a paltry fourth quarter, the dissenters come out of the woodwork. The Internet gives us instant access to a wider scope of opinions than any time in history, yet our attention has become so focused on moment-to-moment interaction that we have lost sight of the future. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. 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

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

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, NBA Draft / Mar 5, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Fast Five: 5 Biggest Sleepers In The NBA Draft

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson (Dak Dillon/USA TODAY Sports)

Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »