TAG: Andris Biedrins

NBA, We Reminisce / Apr 26, 2011 / 4:00 pm

We Reminisce: We Believe… Again

We Believe

With yesterday’s decisive 104-86 victory over San Antonio, the Memphis Grizzlies now find themselves on the verge of becoming just the second eight-seed to ever defeat a No. 1 in a seven-game series. Suffice to say, the Grizz – who went 46-36 during the regular season – have shocked the nation while going up 3-1 on the Spurs. And if they can finish this thing out, it would also be the franchise’s first-ever series victory in the playoffs. This is all sans their star small forward, Rudy Gay, whose season ended early due to a shoulder injury.

As Memphis continues to click on all cylinders against the Western Conference’s top team, it got us reminiscing about another 1-8 first round matchup: Dallas vs. Golden State in 2007. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 24, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The Contract Every NBA Team Wishes It Could Void

Elton Brand

On Twitter a couple weeks ago, WFAN Radio’s (New York) Evan Roberts tweeted a suggestion that as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, each team should be allowed to void one bad contract. I thought that was an interesting idea, and did some research, and here is one contract each NBA team would probably like to void: Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 7:00 pm

So Close: 7 Trades That Almost Went Down Before The Deadline

Another year, another NBA Trade Deadline gone by. As you probably would expect, the Dime office was Ground Zero today for anything and everything trade related. Whether it was Twitter, texts or phone calls, we were constantly on our toes looking for the most up-to-date info to relay to you, our readers. With players’ names being thrown around more than the gut of Chris Farley in a Matt Foley motivational speaker skit, it was difficult forecasting what gossip would end up reality. On the wake of the recently kyboshed Mayo/McRoberts deal, it brought my attention to the other rumored deals that were circulating, but for one reason or another didn’t quite come to fruition. Here they are: Read More »

NBA / Feb 9, 2011 / 11:30 am

NBA Trade Rumor: Warriors Asking About Nene

Nene

It appears Carmelo Anthony isn’t the only player on Denver that teams are interested in. According to Marcus Thompson II of the Oakland Tribune, the Warriors (who play the Nuggets tonight) have inquired about Nene to help get some scoring from their frontline that currently consists of David Lee, Andris Biedrins and Brandan Wright. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 8, 2011 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.8

Carmelo Anthony

Beast of the Night: Carmelo Anthony torched the Rockets with 50 points, 11 rebounds, a steal, three blocks and two three-pointers. He shot 67 percent (16-24) from the field, 89 percent (16-18) from the free-throw line and had four turnovers in the loss. Anthony continues to be swarmed by drama but remains a solid fantasy player, despite the horrid assists-to-turnovers ratio so far this month (0.8 assists, 3.5 turnovers per game). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 3, 2010 / 5:30 pm

Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Week 6

David Lee

Buy Low: David Lee is finally back after missing eight games due to his funky elbow. His three games back since returning have been fine, but not anything to write home about, and the same can be said about his season so far. Lee has taken a step back from his stellar 2009-10 marks in every statistical category except for steals. Nevertheless, he remains an important cog in that Warriors offense and should find his way back into fantasy glory once he starts jelling with his new team. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Hit List / Nov 16, 2010 / 9:30 am

Dime NBA Power Ranking: Hornets grab No. 1 spot, but for how long?

Chris Paul

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Los Angeles Clippers (1-10) Last week — Lost at New Orleans, lost at San Antonio, lost to Detroit, lost to New Jersey And you think Unstoppable is predictable? Tell me you haven’t seen this movie before. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 8, 2010 / 10:00 am

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.8 (Weekend Recap)

Pau Gasol

Weekend Wonder: Pau Gasol averaged 25 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1 block and 0.5 turnovers in two games over the weekend and topped things off with his fourth career triple-double on Sunday. As expected, Gasol is putting up huge numbers with Andrew Bynum still making his way back, but even when the man with weak knees returns, the Spaniard will still be a top-12 stud. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 22, 2010 / 2:30 pm

The Best 24 NBA Fantasy Basketball Category Specialists

Chris Andersen

If you’re in the latter half of your draft and can’t see your team’s flaws, you’re either in a shallow league, pulling off one helluva draft, or aren’t paying enough attention to your categorical strengths and weaknesses. Most of us, however, will notice the categories that appear to be dragging our teams down. While some of these areas are easier to make up for in the later rounds than others, there are plenty of lower-rung fantasy players who can help fill in the gaps. Here’s an overview of some players (listed in no particular order) who will be found in the later rounds of your drafts and can help you out in the specified areas. Read More »

Smack / Sep 30, 2010 / 6:30 am

“Bleep the Heat” says ex-Miami player; Bosh dumps on Toronto

Chris Bosh

Combine the typical widespread preseason optimism of every NBA team with the fact that the start of training camp means Media Days all around, and you know why this time of year is always good for blatant bulletin-board material and more subtle jabbing comments … On one hand you have Chris Bosh, who (intentionally or not) sneak-insulted the Raptors by telling everybody that he’s never been in a training camp as intense as Miami’s — probably because they’re focusing on, you know, defense. Read More »