TAG: Andrew Bynum

NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 20 Centers Right Now

Dwight Howard

So much for that idea of the NBA having run out of quality centers outside of two or three names. You can look at a majority of the league’s teams and give a respectable case as to why those centers could be proclaimed All-Stars. There are so many quality centers in the league. In fact, there are three teams on this list that have two centers within the top 20. The NBA isn’t devoid of centers, they’re actually “hording” them on a few rosters. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 12:00 pm

10 NBA Players Who Disappointed Last Year (And What They Can Do To Fix It This Year)

Joe Johnson

I like to think I live a pretty simple life. There are very few things that upset me. But there are certain moments where I am left to question what the future holds. Maybe you had a Lana Del Ray-inspired summer heartbreak that no amount of Drake‘s Take Care spins could fix. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 1:00 am

Andrew Bynum Likely To Miss All Of Cleveland’s Preseason Games

Andrew Bynum

This is awful news for Andrew Bynum, and we’re only going to lightly touch on our earlier prognosis about Cleveland’s future with him in a starring role, but nobody wants to see a player miss extended time. A source tells Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio that Bynum is “nowhere near ready and is likely to miss the entire preseason.” Meanwhile, the sky is blue and the grass still green. Ugh, this feels like déjà vu to Philly fans. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers May Be Headed Back To The Lottery

(photo. Instagram/clecavs)

Cavs General manager Chris Grant is not in danger of losing his job, writes the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Mary Schmitt Boyer in this weekend’s mailbag. He’s drafted well, and the Baron Davis trade that landed the Cavs presumptive franchise player Kyrie Irving was a smart move when combined with lottery luck. But the optimism heading into next season should be tempered by the countless injuries the Cavs have suffered in the wake of LeBron’s (original) Decision. Read More »

NBA / Sep 5, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Cavs Fans Should Not Trust Any Andrew Bynum Rehab Story

Andrew Bynum

The Cleveland Cavaliers made moves this summer. They landed Jarrett Jack in free agency with a four-year $25.2 million deal and signed embattled center Andrew Bynum to a caveat-laden two-year deal with only $6 million guaranteed. The Cleveland Plain Journal‘s Mary Schmitt Boyer recently spoke with Bynum, who said his rehab is on schedule for his return. But can Cavs fans trust the prognosis? Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Intriguing Injury Comebacks To Watch Next Season

Derrick Rose

The amount of stars the NBA lost last season due to injury could fill an All-Star Game roster. If the names were put on paper, it would indeed be longer than Pippen‘s arms… to borrow a quote from Jay-Z.

Fans were lucky to enjoy a great season full of drama, but what ifs loom in the shadows of the minds of fans whose teams were affected by serious injuries. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 10 Most Hated Players In The NBA Right Now

Dwight Howard

There are many reasons to have hatred or dislike towards a specific player in the NBA. Some fans just love to hate, whether it’s a star player from a rival team or perhaps you just don’t like the way he comes across. Many of the NBA’s most disliked are hated for the same reason: they come across as arrogant. Others are hated because they play dirty or are consummate actors. Some are hated just because they just know how to win and have the ability to get in your favorite player’s head. The league’s most hated probably have a little of all of the above. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 9, 2013 / 1:24 pm

The Top 60 Big Men In Fantasy Basketball

Dwight Howard

While the whole country is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the top spot belonging to the most sought-after free agent in the summer of 2013. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 15, 2013 / 1:00 pm

8 Overlooked NBA Moves You Need To Know About: The Fantasy Basketball Summer Fallout

Monta Ellis

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, but with some major pieces landing in place, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. And if you’re looking for the 12 moves that altered the landscape of fantasy basketball, check out part one of our roundup. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

How To Lose Dwight Howard & Destroy The Lakers In 12 Steps: The Jim Buss Plan

James Harden, Dwight Howard

So Dwight Howard has skipped town, exited stage left, lured by Houston’s friendly tax laws and evening entertainment. And while some might be quick to chalk it up as another stain on Jim Buss‘ record, this is much more a byproduct of the culture created by Buss’ missteps, than a misstep itself. Read More »