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NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Rookie Of The Year

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, slogging through the mud of the 2013 NBA Draft to discover the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Roy Hibbert Admits He Was Wrong To Call Out His Teammates In The Media

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers went 10-12 in their final 22 games of the 2013-14 NBA season. Still, after starting the season red hot, they had built enough of a buffer to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, thereby solidifying home-court for what looks to be an inevitable Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Heat. During Indy’s fall from grace, Roy Hibbert vented to the media, calling out unnamed teammates for being selfish. Now, on the precipice of the playoffs, Hibbert says he was wrong to take his issues public. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin

Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up is an unusual triumvirate our writers landed on in a difficult award to empirically measure: The Most Improved Player. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime End of Season Awards: Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. First up, the hotly contested Sixth Man of the Year award. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Second Team

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash

Steve Nash‘s documentary series in conjunction with Grantland, “The Finish Line,” has been incredible behind-the-scenes look at the two-time MVP as he comes up on the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Episode 4 might be the best yet when Nash reunites with his former Mavs partner, Dirk Nowitzki, to discuss what could have been if Nash had re-signed with the Mavericks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Steve Kerr “Absolutely Expects” Knicks Coaching Offer

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr (Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks season ended on Wednesday, but already the New York papers are anticipating a coaching change. Phil Jackson might surprise everyone and bring Mike Woodson back, but the name that seems to come up the most when discussing the New York’s head coaching position, should Woodson be let go, is former Suns GM And five-time NBA champion sniper, Steve Kerr. Now sources reveal he “absolutely expects” to get an offer. Here we go. Read More »

NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 12 Most Unforgettable NBA Playoff Moments: Zeke’s 25-Point Quarter

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

With just two days before the 2014 NBA Playoffs start, it’s a great time to look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in NBA playoff history. Magic‘s baby skyhook, Reggie‘s 8.9 seconds forever burned into New York’s pysche, Willis Reed limping onto the MSG court and into immortality, Bill Russell in EVERY Game 7 — the list could go on and on. But the good people at Guyism have complied a list of the 12 most unforgettable NBA playoff moments. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 17, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Tyler Ennis & Jerami Grant Are Gone; Syracuse Must Rebuild & Reload

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need. Bad times are comin’ and I reap what I don’t sow/hey hey/Well let me tell you somthin’ all that glitters ain’t gold

Yes, this is indeed an Aloe Blacc/How to Make It in America reference. What better way to explain the conflicting futures of an institution caught off guard by losing two of its star players to the NBA earlier than expected, and said players on the verge of making bank in the upcoming months? Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Rick Adelman Will Not Be Returning To Coach The T-Wolves

Rick Adelman

Rick Adelman (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that record wasn’t going to cut it in the West this year. Despite their improved record, sources recently revealed coach Rick Adelman will not be returning to coach the ‘Wolves for the 2014-15 season. Read More »