TAG: Brook Lopez

GIFs, NBA / Oct 16, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Video: Brooklyn Nets Do The “Cookie Dance” With Commentary

NetsDancing

There are so many things to love about this YES network video during a preseason game telecast. It shows Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Andray Blatche and Brook Lopez dancing in tandem with an unnamed kid on a riser behind them. They are attempting a synched “Cookie Dance.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The 15 Best Frontcourts In The NBA

Tim Duncan

Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan‘s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 5:00 pm

A Recent History of the Post-Rookie Max Contract Extension

James Harden

One of the toughest decisions a NBA general manager has to make is whether or not to offer a young NBA player approaching the end of their rookie contract a max contract extension. Most of the time, if this is a successful signing, the coinciding GM will also receive a contract extension of his own. If it doesn’t work, unless they are able to get said player off the books for future draft picks, talent or cap savings, there is often trouble. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 20 Centers Right Now

Dwight Howard

So much for that idea of the NBA having run out of quality centers outside of two or three names. You can look at a majority of the league’s teams and give a respectable case as to why those centers could be proclaimed All-Stars. There are so many quality centers in the league. In fact, there are three teams on this list that have two centers within the top 20. The NBA isn’t devoid of centers, they’re actually “hording” them on a few rosters. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 9, 2013 / 1:24 pm

The Top 60 Big Men In Fantasy Basketball

Dwight Howard

While the whole country is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the top spot belonging to the most sought-after free agent in the summer of 2013. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 19, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The 2013-14 Head-to-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50

Kevin Durant

There’s nothing better than beating down a different opponent every week as opposed to the monotony of rotisserie. All of the trash-talking among friends is fun, but the biggest advantage of head-to-head is that there’s no shame in punting a category. That’s why it doesn’t matter when guys like Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo miss 1,000 free throws, or John Wall and Ricky Rubio clank 1,000 threes. All that ground can be made up elsewhere. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Battle For New York Is Real: 10 Deciding Matchups Between The Knicks & Nets

New York City Hoops

After the Brooklyn Nets traded for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the New York Knicks responded by trading for the exact opposite type of player when they acquired Andrea Bargnani from the Raptors. Then they re-signed the NBA’s 2013 Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith. The Nets, considered impotent in the face of any more free agency moves with a tapped out salary cap, then pulled off the Andrei Kirilenko signing last night. The stakes keep getting higher in New York as Mikhail Prokhorov attempts to usurp James Dolan’s Knicks as the preeminent New York City team. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 2, 2013 / 11:45 am

Your Fantasy Basketball Guide To The NBA Offseason

Brook Lopez

It felt like free agency started on draft night, thanks to the blockbuster deal between the Celtics and Nets. Then came the Knicks, who of course couldn’t be outdone (or outspent) by their in-city rival. Now with rumors swirling that David Lee has been put on the trade block, it looks like the madness will continue. Before we get started on who might sign where, lets take a look at the players switching cities by virtue of trade. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2013 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Players Who Made “The Leap” This Season

James Harden

Words. Sean Sweeney, Andrew Greif

Every NBA season brings fresh blood and improved players, but only a select few make “The Leap.” It’s the moment we all dream about as kids – when you go from being just another name to the main attraction. This season, many players had a shot at the Most Improved Player award, but only a few have truly arrived. Only five made “The Leap.” Read More »

NBA / May 6, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Marc Gasol, The Big Fundamental & The Top 10 Centers In The NBA This Season

Marc Gasol

Times have changed at the center position in today’s NBA. It wasn’t long ago that the best players in the NBA were the centers. Between Olajuwon, Ewing, David Robinson and Shaq, the center position was easily the best position in the league for much of the last 20-25 years. In today’s game, one could argue it’s the least talented position. Read More »