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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (3.11)

Bradley Beal

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 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 / Feb 28, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The NBA’s All-Alex Smith Team, Led By Danny Granger

Danny Granger

The case of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is peculiar, one where a former No. 1 pick languished, then found a career rebirth. And then, today, he was traded to Kansas City because Colin Kaepernick took his job with an out-of-nowhere run in December and January. In NBA terms, the only player eligible for such a career twist would be former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani — though he still hasn’t found the career rebirth part yet. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups 2.18

enes kanter

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

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 8, 2013 / 11:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: NBA Trade Deadline Primer

Al Jefferson

In fantasy, the trade deadline is one of the most crucial moments of the year for your team. Guys who were once buried on the depth chart can all of a sudden become starters, making the waiver wire considerably deeper in the blink of an eye. If you do enough research, you can have an idea of who might be getting moved where ahead of time, allowing you to be a move ahead of the rest of your league. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

Al Jefferson

While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’s imposing frontline was a double-edged sword: too much talent, too many bodies, not enough playing time. Read More »

Smack / Nov 17, 2012 / 11:53 pm

Rajon Rondo Moves One Step Closer To A Record; Kyrie Irving Nearly Beats Dallas By Himself

Rajon Rondo

In one of those dreaded Saturday afternoon Atlantic Division games (seriously, who came up with these?), Boston turned a close game against Toronto into a rout during the second half of a 107-89 beatdown. Jason Terry, still starting in the Bean, went off for 20 points, and Rajon Rondo had a dozen assists just a few minutes into the second half. He’d end up with 20 in just 32 minutes, his streak of consecutive regular season games with double-digit assists now at 33. Is anyone in the league dominating a single statistical category like Rondo is assists? Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 12, 2012 / 12:15 pm

Video: The Andre Miller Block You Have to See to Believe

andre miller block derrick favors

This play happened on Friday night, but it would be a crime if most of our readers missed it. We’ve know for a while that Andre Miller is actually super sneaky with his hops [EVIDENCE HERE], breaking them out just enough so that we all know what’s up.

That being said, this block he busted out on Derrick Favors, meeting the big man at the rim, is just outrageous: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 31, 2012 / 3:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

MarShon Brooks

It’s not where you start, but when you play. Like a baseball middle reliever shoring up the mess a starter left behind or holding the lead the starter built, the best Sixth Men hold the line given them, then build on it with their own play. There’s a certain distinction that goes along with being a starter, but there’s something devastating about changing the flow of a game at the first substitution. These 10 all have that capability, and it’s why they’re the top 10 candidates for 2012-13 Sixth Man of the Year. All week Dime has counted down the best rookies and best coach for our awards predictions. Today, let’s look at the super subs. Read More »

Dime Training, Video / Oct 23, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Derrick Favors’ Ridiculous Offseason Training Workouts

Derrick Favors

Don’t look now, but the Jazz have one of the game’s most underrated frontcourts. Much of that is a product of Derrick Favors and his incredible combination of production and upside. He’ll have games this year like the one he had last night against Portland – 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in about 23 minutes off the bench – that’ll leave you expecting more. He has so much more to give, too, and apparently, most Jazz fans want him to start (or at least the ones on Twitter). Will he get that chance this year? He definitely prepared for it this summer. Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2012 / 12:14 am

The NBA Has A New Lob City; Miami Shows Off A New Weapon

Gordon Hayward

You never would’ve believed it unless you watched the game, especially with one team sporting guys like Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan (Blake Griffin didn’t suit up). But the Jazz were the more exciting team on the floor last night in their 99-91 win over the Clippers, and nearly did enough in the first half alone to steal the Lob City nickname. Read More »