Yesterday, lucky Magic season ticket holders got a chance to meet No. 2 pick Victor Oladipo. While talking to reporters, Oladipo let slip “I didn’t really want to go to the Cavs,” as a way of ingratiating himself more with the Orlando fans. The reaction has not been very favorable to Oladipo and now he’s apologizing…sort of. Read More »
TAG: 2013 NBA Draft
We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.
The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »
According to The Washington Post, the Cleveland Cavaliers will consider drafting Otto Porter Jr. with the top pick in next month’s NBA Draft. Hmm, where have we heard that one before? Earlier this week, one of our writers all but pleaded for LeBron’s ex-lovers to finally replace him with the 6-8 Georgetown product. Read More »
Last night the basketball Twittersphere was going nuts because Oklahoma State freshman point guard Marcus Smart indicated that he would not be entering the NBA Draft … despite the fact that he would likely be a Top 3 pick this summer if he entered his name. “What?! He’s not going to take the immediate NBA money?!!” was the general feeling going around last night.
So what’s the big deal about Marcus? Let’s be honest, unless you’re a college basketball freakshow who pays to get ESPN12, you have probably only seen him play, max, maybe a handful of times in the last year. The kid is a beast. Read More »
As part of our blowout rookie class and NBA Draft coverage in Dime 70, we ranked the top 30 first-year players coming into the league. To see this feature in its entirety, check out the issue now on newsstands nationwide.
As the NBA Draft is now over and rookies are infiltrating organizations throughout the league, you need to be able to keep up heading into next year. Here, I ranked the top 30 prospects of the 2012 NBA rookie class, regardless of position… Read More »
Just like Swizz Beatz’s hit song, we are on to the next one. Now that this year’s NBA Draft is in the books, what players will teams be tanking for next year? One thing is for sure: there is no Anthony Davis in this draft. The big question is: will there even be a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist? There are a lot of players who will need to have monster years to match up to this year’s strong draft class. Here are ten guys that could be invited to the green room next year: Read More »