TAG: Anthony Davis

GIFs, Twitter / Jun 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

As The NBA Season Winds Down, Anthony Davis Is Already Getting Stronger

Anthony Davis

With the NBA Finals set to tip off on Thursday, most players are preparing for their offseason. Usually this means a little rest and relaxation — preferably near a beach. For second-year power forward Anthony Davis, though, it means more time in the gym and in the weight room; Ant has already put on 17 pounds of muscle. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:50 pm

2013-14 Anthony Davis Highlights Show Growth & Dominance

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

The New Orleans Pelicans were among the losers of Tuesday’s draft lottery. After failing to gain a top-five pick, the Pelicans sent the 10th selection of this year’s draft to the Phildelphia 76ers as part of last summer’s trade for Jrue Holiday. Despite increasingly disappointing early returns of that deal, the presence of burgeoning superstar Anthony Davis ensures that the future is still bright in the Bayou. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Defensive Player Of The Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

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, the topsy-turvy roller-coaster ride that was the race for the Defensive Player of Year. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball First Team

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

2013-14 Fantasy Basketball All-Value Team

Isaiah Thomas

We saw many fantasy leagues this season where Isaiah Thomas wasn’t even drafted. Then there were some others where he spent weeks on the free agent list. Sacramento’s lead guard started the year as a backup before eventually earning all of the minutes after Greivis Vasquez was traded, and by that point, if you were lucky enough to have him, you reaped some huge benefits. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

NBA / Apr 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm

5 Candidates For Defensive Player of the Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

Much like the MVP award, the chase for the league’s Defensive Player of the Year can also be looked at as a two-man race. What should go down to the wire between the big men of Chicago and Indiana has turned into an exhibition of each player’s defensive skill-sets. Whether they may be gifted enough to use their large frame to jump straight up in the air, or if they’re incredibly rangy, active and intense, these two have set themselves far apart from anybody else on that end of the floor. Read More »

NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Made “The Leap” This Season

DeAndre Jordan

Can anyone believe the NBA season is almost at an end? The playoffs are almost upon us, which means some teams will be reaching for NBA championships while other teams will be at home reaching for the remote. Every season that passes by there are players that have taken their game to the next level. These players have made the “leap” essentially, star players finally asserting themselves as dominant, All-Star caliber talents. Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Out: Anthony Davis Will Be NBA MVP Sooner Than You Think

Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans drafted what they believed to be the next franchise player–replacing the void left by Los Angeles-bound Chris Paul–with their coveted first pick in the 2012 Draft, Anthony Davis. Despite a gold medal win in the London Olympics and a solid, efficient rookie campaign, questions lingered over his worthiness as a top selection, especially with the Rookie of the Year award going to 2012′s sixth pick, Damian Lillard. Read More »