TAG: Arron Afflalo

Smack / Jul 15, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Afflalo: Nuggets Are “A Championship Caliber Team”

Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo won’t be the primary option for the Denver Nuggets this season like he was with the Orlando Magic in 2013-2014, and the career-best numbers he compiled then will surely suffer as a result. After playing two years with a franchise still in the early stages of a ground floor re-building process, though, Afflalo is thrilled to be back in Denver. And despite an absolutely loaded Western Conference and the Nuggets’ disappointing 36-46 record last season, he believes his is “a championship caliber team.” Read More »

Latest News / Jun 26, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Report: Magic Trade Afflalo To Nuggets For Fournier And Late Pick

Arron Afflalo, Evan Fournier

Rumors have been running rampant the past 48 hours that the Cleveland Cavaliers were close to trading the number one pick in tonight’s draft to the Orlando Magic for Arron Afflalo and the team’s pair of lottery picks. Forget all of that, though, as Afflalo is already on the move. According to reports, the Magic have traded him to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the draft. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jun 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Jabari Parker Denies Tanking For Cavs Workout; Cavs Still Split on Top Pick

Jabari Parker

The Cavs are reportedly torn about the No. 1 pick. With Joel Embiid out of the dicussion after fracturing his foot, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker became the top contenders for first pick. Except, reports Parker tanked his Friday workout with the Cavs so he’d go to Milwaukee — which is closer to his hometown of Chicago — are false, according to Jabari. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 22, 2014 / 5:38 pm

5 Prospects Orlando Should Take In NBA Draft

Rob Hennigan, Victor Oladipo

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 21, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Bulls Pursuing Trade For Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo

The vast majority of speculation surrounding the Chicago Bulls’ offseason has been centered on acquiring Carmelo Anthony and parting ways with Carlos Boozer. Basketball is a team game, though, and the Bulls have more than one hole to fill from both roster and salary perspectives. To that end, Chicago is reportedly pursuing a trade for Orlando Magic wing Arron Afflalo. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin

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 »

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 / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

10 NBA Players Benefitting From Tanking Teams

Tony Wroten

Ever since Stan Van Gundy called the Philadelphia 76ers “embarrassing” for the team they’re putting on the floor, major media markets have become obsessed with the ideals of tanking. So, the proposed change is the NBA Draft Wheel (via Grantland). Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »