Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.
The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »
The Raptors – Warriors game was supposed to be just another Tuesday night blowout. Toronto led 75-48 with a little over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Then, slowly at first, just inching along, the Warriors methodically chipped away at the Raptors lead until they entered the fourth quarter only down 18 points. Raps fans kept waiting for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to start knocking down shots; they waited with bated breath. Eventually the Dubs backcourt burst forth in a tsunami of jumpers and the Raptors were powerless in their wake. Read More »
/ Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm
The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
/ Oct 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, the ascending Golden State Warriors. Read More »
/ Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm
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 »
/ Sep 27, 2013 / 2:15 pm
Historically, this has been one of the most competitive positions in the entire NBA. The power forward position might not have had the iconic and celebrated figures like Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson but they have more than held their place in history: Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Elvin Hayes and Kevin McHale, not to mention the recent duo of Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett who are both sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famers. Read More »
The rain didn’t stop Kevin Durant, David Lee, Jay Williams and others from donning the Hillsong NYC uniform for the EBC Rucker Park All-Star game, which was moved to Gauchos gym in the Bronx. The same night, Swizz Beatz and Fabolous were surprise guests at Rucker Park for the release of the Reebok Question Mid “#1 Draft Pick” today. Read More »
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 »
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 »