TAG: Bradley Beal

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Team USA Cuts John Wall, Bradley Beal, And Paul Millsap

John Wall

USA Basketball made its first round of cuts in advance of naming the final, 12-man roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Team USA has cut Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap. Read More »

NBA / Jul 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm

10 Players On The Rise In NBA Fantasy Next Season

Anthony Davis

As the 2013-14 NBA season has come to a conclusion, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year for fantasy owners. Finding value is crucial in keeper leagues and is a big part of building a championship roster. Drafting fresh each year becomes a daunting task of finding players who are ready to break out and have a bigger impact than they did the year before. Below is a list of 10 players who should be selected earlier than they probably went in your fantasy draft last year. These players had impact seasons this year and should take the another step next year to become big time fantasy studs. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Jun 11, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty, Destiny, The Wizards And Team USA

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. At a mere 20 years of age, and in just his second season, he averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, shooting 40.2 percent from three-point range and helping the Washington Wizards to their first playoff appearance since 2008. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Trevor Booker on Wiz Playoff Run, Gortat’s “300″ Impressions & More

Trevor Booker

For what Washington Wizards Power Forward Trevor Booker lacks in size he makes up with his blue-collar approach. At 6-8, the Clemson product wore many hats this season for an exciting Washington Wizards team that made the playoffs for the first time since a DeShawn StevensonLeBron James beef turned into a Jay-Z diss track. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »

Smack / May 19, 2014 / 10:24 pm

Are John Wall & Bradley Beal The Best Backcourt In The NBA? Wall Thinks So

Bradley Beal, John Wall

A lot of people figured the Wizards made a mistake giving John Wall a max extension last summer. But the former No. 1 pick led the Wizards to a No. 5 seed in the East and a thorough, 4-1 beatdown of the Bulls in the first round. Now Wall believes he and second-year shooting guard Bradley Beal are the best backcourt in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Limping Coach Randy Wittman Still Owes His Wizards A Slam Dunk

Randy Wittman

Coaches use all sorts of tactics to motivate their players. We’re not sure the Wizards needed any extra incentive to bring it against the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series, but Wiz coach Randy Wittman provided them some anyway. He told his players he’d dunk the ball if they advanced past the Bulls, and now his players want to collect. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The Wizards Will Make The Eastern Conference Finals

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.

The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 5 Best Backcourts In The NBA Playoffs

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson

The NBA kingdom is being conquered by the one-two punch of the point guard and shooting guard combo. Long gone are the days of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal banging away in the paint. The Memphis Grizzlies “grindhouse” style of basketball is the closest image of the days where the big men ruled the hardwood and people just refer to that style as “boring” in today’s game. Read More »