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College / Apr 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Top 5 UConn Huskies In School History

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon, Dime #15

The UConn men’s basketball program is one of the most prestigious college basketball teams in history. Despite winning three championships since 1999 under the helm of Jim Calhoun, the Huskies still do not get the same amount of respect as some other multiple championship winners. Each year the Huskies are overlooked despite having an abundance of talent and somehow find a way to win the biggest games. Read More »

NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 11:15 am

10 Free Agents That Need To Be Signed By Playoff Teams

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs are still a good two months away, but that doesn’t mean teams haven’t begun preparing and planning their rosters for the home stretch. Why? March 1 marks the last day a player can be waived and still sign with a new team and be eligible to play in the playoffs (players who have yet to play in the NBA this season have until the final day of the regular season to sign with a playoff team). Read More »

NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrea Bargnani Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of The Most Overpaid NBA Players

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford ( Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Last season, Forbes ranked Carmelo Anthony as the NBA’s most overpaid player. This year, through the first half of the 2013-14 season, Forbes calculates that it’s still a Knick who is the league’s most overpaid. Andrea Bargnani is this season’s most overpaid NBA player, shocking no one, except perhaps former Knicks GM Glen Grunwald who traded for the disappointing former No. 1 pick this summer. Read More »

NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

10 Upcoming Unrestricted Free Agents Who Could Be Traded This Year

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Owning an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in the NBA is a sticky situation. Most of these players have proved their worth, and are circling a large contract in the coming offseason. As a contending team it could be tough to retain the services of these players while remaining under the tax moving forward. There is also the risk of locking a player down long term only to see their best days are behind them. Read More »

College / Jan 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best College Teams Of The Past Decade

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

The best college basketball teams of the decade is a debate that can take forever to hash out, depending on how you define best. When people think of best their first thought is probably always going to be championships. Although that is a great indicator, should that be the only measuring stick to judge the quality of a team and the lasting impression it left on a decade? Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2013 / 2:00 pm

10 Of The Worst Players In The NBA This Season

Jan Vesely

Jan Vesely (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

The athletes that play in the NBA are genetic freaks. Nothing against football players or swimmers but when it comes to hitting the genetic lottery, the NBA is full of them. Tall, freakishly long-limbed, endowed with incredible physiques and hand-eye coordination and abnormally high amounts of fast-twitch muscle fibers… it just doesn’t get any freakier than the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Aug 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 30 Best Players Born Outside Of The States In NBA History

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Eastern Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Jason Terry

Jason Terry (photo. Reebok)

The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »

Smack / Mar 13, 2013 / 1:07 am

Dwight Howard Dominates The Magic In His Return To Orlando; Deron Williams Is Back

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

It wasn’t quite like LeBron returning to Cleveland or like Death Row Records coming to New York City. But Dwight Howard was showered with more than a few boos in his return to Orlando, and more than a few creative signs. There was a “Judas Coward” and a “Congratulations: we despise you more than Shaq!” and a “Dwight: my four-year-old can make free throws.” It’s too bad none of those signs could play defense because Howard looked like Superman again, obliterating the Magic for 39 points, 16 rebounds and 39 free throw attempts in a 106-97 Lakers win. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups 2.18

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Hoops demands that we break down its players not just by stats but by the time and place they occur. Not fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pick ups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »