TAG: Austin Daye

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

2014 NBA Trade Deadline Roundup

Jordan Hamilton

Jordan Hamilton (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

There were a lot of ancillary deals on top of a few we’ve already mentioned as the NBA’s trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. today. We told you about the stunner at the end between the Pacers and Sixers, and the Bucks-Bobcats swap that improved Charlotte’s three-point shooting. Then there was the three-teamer sending 37-year-old Andre Miller to Washington to back up John Wall, and the Spencer Hawes dump to the Cavs for youngsters as Sam Hinkie continues to stockpile picks and money like they’re nuclear weapons and it’s 1968. Finally, last night Steve Blake got dealt to the Warriors. Here are the rest of deals that went down during a hectic 24 hours. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Aug 3, 2013 / 1:08 pm

The 25 Best NBA Players To Follow On Instagram

Kobe Bryant (photo. Instagram/NBA)

Kobe Bryant (photo. Instagram/NBA)

Social media is one of the newest phenomena of the twenty-first century. It seems no matter who you are, or where you go, people have some combination of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (most have all three). The NBA and its players are no different. Social media has been adopted by both the league itself, and many of the players within. We at DIME took a look through Instagram profiles and compiled a list of the 25 best NBA players to follow. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 15, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Players From 5 Playoff Teams Reveal Pregame Music Playlists

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. adidas)

Go into any basketball locker room in the world — CYO leagues, middle school, high school, or even in the NBA — and you’ll find sharpshooters, bench warmers, you’ll see Jordans, adidas and Reebok, you’ll see tall oafs and slippery guards, coaches that rarely say a word and coaches that never shut up. Every team will have it’s own unique flavor, it’s own unique environment. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

Blake covers Dime #49

Blake covers Dime #49

“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 23, 2012 / 11:00 am

The 10 Free Agents of 2013 Whose Next Season Is Make-Or-Break

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)

With sports, we’re all clock watchers. Its lure doesn’t go away once the season is over — it might even make it worse. The day after Miami won the NBA championship in June, power rankings were already being discussed for the 2012-13 season, much the same how a 2013 top-10 was already being mulled while Kentucky danced under confetti in April. Well, we’re looking ahead again. The free agency class of 2013 has been discussed since 2010′s sweepstakes finished, a discussion that has crept up again in light of Serge Ibaka‘s four-year contract with Oklahoma City over the weekend. Read More »

Smack / Jul 10, 2012 / 11:50 pm

Indiana Will Keep Roy Hibbert; Lou Williams Goes Home To Atlanta

Roy Hibbert

The Roy-Hibbert-to-Portland talk that began as soon as free agency began July 1 is now dead, according to ESPN. It seemed quizzical to us why Portland was adamant as soon as yesterday it was going to offer him a max deal of four years and $58 million. After considering what life without a nice, developing big would have been like, the Pacers decided to match any offer for him. By not offering Hibbert, the Blazers can go after Nicolas Batum‘s offer sheet. Minnesota is trying to compile a Portland reunion and will offer Batum a big deal. The Blazers would have had the first year of Hibbert’s salary put on their cap for next season if they’d offered him. Without that money now, Portland can be a little more flexible about its positioning. … Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 1, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.1

Paul George

Beast of the Night: Paul George finished with 24 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and four threes last night against the Nets. He shot 73 percent (8-11) from the field, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. George has had clunkers every now and then this season but has still managed to average top 60 numbers. He’s an all-around producer who doesn’t drag any category down for his owners, making him a sleeper-turned-stud. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 13, 2011 / 11:00 am

Top 20 Sleepers In 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball

Gerald Henderson

Gerald Henderson (photo. Nicky Woo)

Let’s be honest: Drafting the sleepers you want in the round you want is one of the most satisfying feelings in fantasy basketball. That said, sleepers are a dangerous breed. Like fair trades in the NBA these days, sleepers are not sure things and can sometimes burn you if you pounce too early on them. To help sort out the sleepers you should be eyeing in your fantasy basketball drafts this year, here’s a list of players who are napping, dozing and comatose (assuming nine categories). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 26, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Detroit Pistons

Austin Daye

Austin Daye (photo. Nicky Woo)

Next up for fantasy basketball discussion: the Detroit Pistons. There’s a good deal to like here from a fantasy perspective – although there’s no first-round stud, there is some decent value in the middle rounds and a few fill-in guys to watch on the waiver wire when need be. With a good number of free agents for the Pistons, fantasy owners should expect things to change in the upcoming season. Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2011 / 12:00 am

Allen Iverson Won’t Play In The “Battle Of I-95″

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson, Dime #6

How much would you play to see Allen Iverson play up close? Iverson has been out of the limelight for so long now that it would feel weird seeing him match up with guys like Chris Paul and Kevin Durant. Turns out we probably won’t have to worry about that. While it was initially reported that Iverson may take the court in Philadelphia for a homecoming of sorts for a game between Baltimore and Philly this weekend, his longtime manager, Gary Moore, said his man wouldn’t be playing in the Battle of I-95 … Read More »