TAG: DeJuan Blair

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Instagram.com/dwillvii)

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

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 4:15 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Underpaid Players

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Reebok Basketball)

The term underpaid isn’t the perfect adjective to describe athletes who make a pretty penny when compared to the common person. So I am going to take this somewhere my editors might not want me to go, but we are going to discuss NBA players providing great value in relation to their respective contracts. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 1:00 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

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, an aging Mavs team with two new additions to buttress star Dirk Nowitzki in the twilight of his career. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Strongest Players

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

The ability to bench press over 300 pounds is typically seen as a unimportant measure of how good a basketball player is. Remember Kevin Durant at the pre-draft combine in 2007? Yeah, exactly. In basketball, a player can get away without that unique strength. Basketball players simply mark strength differently. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 19, 2013 / 7:46 pm

DeJuan Blair Made a Pair Of Insane Shots During San Antonio’s Big Game 1 Win

DeJuan Blair

DeJuan Blair played all of five minutes during San Antonio’s 105-83 blowout of Memphis in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon. But he made the most of his time. Both of his buckets were SportsCenter-worthy. One was a running tip-in that he somehow made even while falling out of bounds. The other was a spin move, up-n-under flip shot that you used to practice on your five-foot Nerf hoop. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

Blake covers Dime #49

Blake covers Dime #49

“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 5, 2012 / 3:00 pm

NBA Fashion: What’s Really Hot In The Streets, Vol. 3

Dwyane Wade

From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, the NBA and its players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the basketball court… and today, the league’s focus on fashion seems to be climbing to entirely new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram at their fingertips, many players are captivated by a perpetual quest to promote the latest trend. This obsession with social media, in conjunction with a mass hipster movement and David Stern‘s implementation of the dress code, has resulted in a fair bit of questionable dressing. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 31, 2012 / 4:45 pm

The 13 Best Halloween Photos From The NBA This Year

San Antonio Spurs

With the emergence of Twitter, and now more importantly Instagram, never before have we had such access to NBA players. It’s fun when they tweet photos of their food or their sneakers. That stuff’s always cool. But when Halloween hits the real fun begins. Read More »

Smack / Oct 15, 2012 / 2:00 am

Brooklyn’s Ready For The Barclays Spotlight; Adam Morrison’s Comeback Continues

brooklyn nets court

Photo. Paul Martinka (NY POST)

The Brooklyn Nets won’t be blaring “All of the Lights” as their theme song this season because, among other things, they’ll only be using some of the lights in the brand-new Barclays Center for BK games. And they’re special lights. We knew for a while that the Nets would use theatre-style lighting, which is what the Lakers and Knicks use, the kind of lighting that dims the crowd and puts the floor on an imaginary stage by highlighting the game. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Questions Every Western Conference Team Needs Answered This Preseason

Jordan Hill

Preseason is when teams want to work through mistakes and identify the most pressing issues. Camps have now given way to games, which offer a different level of looking at a team’s identity. It would be asking for the impossible to have every problem identified, let alone remedied, by the end of October; the best-case scenario is to simply not carry too many from the start into the season. What should every team be asking itself during the preseason? We’ve got you covered. Today, we look at the Western Conference. Read More »