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NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 20 Centers Right Now

Dwight Howard

Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

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

Dwight Howard (design. Ryan Hurst)

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

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

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

Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center (photo. Instagram.com/nyknicks, Instagram.com/brooklynnets)

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

Brook Lopez (photo. adidas)

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

Brook Lopez (photo. adidas)

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 22, 2013 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The 2012-13 All-NBA Fantasy Value Team

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean Dime won’t be bringing you any fantasy content. We have tons of offseason coverage planned for you, including season awards like this one, NBA Draft and Free Agency Fallouts, and the unveiling of our Fantasy Rankings. Read More »

NBA / Apr 17, 2013 / 12:00 pm

10 Tiers Of The Best NBA Players 25 Years Old Or Younger

Derrick Rose

Serge Ibaka, Dime #58

As much as I enjoy watching LeBron James at the peak of his NBA powers, as much as I enjoy watching the veteran Celtics come together since Rajon Rondo went down, as fun as it is to watch Carmelo Anthony drop 35-plus night after night en-route to his first scoring title, and Chris Paul continuing to be the best point guard of this generation, what makes the NBA so great night in and night out is everyone else. Read More »

Smack / Apr 5, 2013 / 1:27 am

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Rip Up a Rival; The Denver Nuggets Suffer a Potentially Disastrous Injury

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

If last night’s Thunder/Spurs game was a preview of the Western Conference Finals, we’d be more than ok with it. The Manu-less Spurs made the trip to OKC and fought valiantly, but still got a whole facefull of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant buckets. The NBA’s top dynamic duo combined for 52 of the Thunder’s 100 total points in a 100-88 victory. Russ put in 27 (as well as seven boards and seven assists), despite playing 10 minutes less than KD (25, nine boards, six assists) … We’re not going to lie, after Durant dribbled through half the Spurs’ team and then hit San Antonio with a huge dunk, we 100% laughed out loud when TNT was going to commercial showing a replay and Reggie Miller yelled, “Mommmy has some things for daddy to do!” … Read More »