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Hit List, Latest News, NBA / Feb 1, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Dime NBA Power Rankings, Vol. V: Miami Takes Back The No. 1 Spot

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker (photo. Under Armour)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (3-19) Last Week: 29, -1 The worst team in the league. Bar none. Nine straight losses. Their only bright spot in all of this is Kemba Walker. In his last five games, he’s averaging 15.2 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game and had the first triple-double in his rookie class. Your turn, Ricky and Kyrie. Read More »

Hit List, Latest News, NBA / Jan 26, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Dime NBA Power Rankings, Vol. IV: Denver Jumps A Mile High

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Mannion)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first …

30. New Orleans Hornets (3-15) Last Week: 25, -5 Since they started off the year 2-0, the Hornets have lost more than just their sting. They’re 1-15 since and haven’t sniffed an ounce of winning. One thing you can say about them is they fight. Their last nine losses have all been by 10 or less against teams sporting a .606 winning percentage. Read More »

Hit List, Latest News, NBA / Jan 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Dime NBA Power Rankings, Vol. III: OKC Looks Worthy Of The Finals

John Wall

John Wall (photo. Rob Hammer)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first …

30. Washington Wizards (1-12) LW: 30, — Well, at least John Wall finally had a big game yesterday against Houston (38 points) because I was beginning to believe that the rest of the guys had brainwashed him. Read More »

Hit List, Latest News, NBA / Jan 9, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Dime NBA Power Rankings, Vol. II: How Good Is Philadelphia?

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala (photo. Kelly Turso)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first …

30. Washington (0-8) Last Week: 30, — As we wrote in Smack, no one’s feeling sorry for the Wizards right now. You can’t have multiple players ready to stage a mutiny (Lewis, Blatche), guys who don’t always play hard (McGee) and other cats who smile during blowout losses. John Wall was supposed to make the jump this year. Who would’ve ever thought this team would be going backwards? Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Jan 2, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Dime NBA Power Ranking: No One’s Touching Miami Or Oklahoma City

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh

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

Ranking the NBA from worst to first …

30. Washington (0-4) Andray Blatche masquerading as a leader. John Wall playing so up and down he probably has motion sickness. Nick Young shooting first and doing everything else on the floor last. The NBA’s only winless team probably still thinks the lockout is going on. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Hit List, Latest News / Jan 31, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Dime NBA Power Ranking: The Last Team You Want To Play Against

Ray Allen

The truth about it? The NBA regular season, at least for the teams that hold visions of championships, is just an 82-session practice for the playoffs. So rather than worry about who is the unofficial “best” or “worst” team in the League right now, let’s look at which team is most equipped for the truly important games.

In other words: Who is the last team you’d want to see in a seven-game series to decide it all? In this case, the last shall be first (in the rankings), while the first (as in the easiest series fodder) shall be last. If that makes sense. Read More »

Hit List / Jan 3, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime NBA Power Ranking: 2011 New Year’s Resolution Edition

Ron Artest

Mo Williams

Ranking the NBA from worst to first, along with 2011 New Year’s resolutions…

30. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-26) Mo Williams resolves to find a way out of this mess. So does Antawn Jamison. And J.J. Hickson. And Jamario Moon. And Byron Scott. The Cavs have lost 17 of their last 18 games, and if they don’t keep tabs on their guys, Manny Harris is going to be the best player on the team before you know it. Read More »

Hit List / Dec 20, 2010 / 2:15 pm

Dime NBA Power Ranking: LeBron, D-Wade, Bosh move into Top 3

Chris Bosh

Gerald Wallace

Ranking the NBA from worst to first …

30. Sacramento Kings (5-20) Last week — Lost at Houston, lost at New Orleans, lost at Oklahoma City, lost to Houston Thirteen losses in their last 14 tries, but at least DeMarcus Cousins is starting to produce. He’s averaged 17 points and 9.5 boards in his last four games. Read More »

Hit List, Latest News / Dec 13, 2010 / 9:00 am

Dime NBA Power Ranking: Mavs, Celtics, Heat cited for streaking

Dwyane Wade

Gilbert Arenas

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-17) Last week — Lost at Philadelphia, lost to Chicago, lost at Houston, lost at Oklahoma City They could snap this eight-game losing streak at Miami on Wednesday. And Brett Favre could go one week without appearing on SportsCenter, and Mel Gibson could actually respect people who aren’t like him. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Hit List, Latest News / Dec 6, 2010 / 9:00 am

Dime NBA Power Ranking: Lakers fall outside the Top 5

Brandon Jennings (photo. Nicky Woo)

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Sacramento Kings (4-14) Last week — Lost to Indiana, lost at L.A. Lakers, lost to Dallas It’s not exactly ideal when, during the last two minutes of a close game against one of the NBA’s elite teams, your announcer says something like “Beno Udrih wants the basketball,” and it’s supposed to be a reason for optimism. The losing streak is at seven. Read More »