Blake Griffin & DeAndre Jordan (photo. Rob Hammer)
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »
/ Aug 12, 2013 / 11:51 am
While the position of point guard is considered one of the hardest to learn for players just entering the NBA, there is a coterie of youngsters who have started to dominate the league irrespective of their age. Rather than wait their turn, they’re pushing the Chris Paul‘s and Tony Parker‘s of the league to match their enthusiasm and skill. Read More »
Steve Francis (photo. Gary Land)
For a very long time, the NBA has been about who has the better athletes. From Bill Russell to Wilt Chamberlain to Oscar Robertson to LeBron James, the better athletes have always been the best players in the league. Read More »
/ Aug 1, 2013 / 12:00 pm
Fast, up-tempo play is what NBA fans love and there are players today that absolutely take their ability to move to the next level. Whether it is outrunning an opponent down the court for an easy bucket or breaking down a defender with quick footwork and dribble moves, speed is a necessary attribute and can help turn a player into an All-Star. Read More »
While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »
The 2013 summer free agency period is winding down, and it’s time for the dog days of summer as most NBA-heads take a break before training camp at the end of September. But with so much movement during July’s free agency period, a lot of fans and coaches are looking at a bunch of new faces once training camp opens. This is certainly the case for five teams with a new point guard in the backcourt. Read More »
While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime believe that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be breaking down each position into tiers, starting with one of the deepest in today’s game. Read More »
Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »
There have been Eric Bledsoe trade rumors popping up for months now after it became painfully clear that the Clippers were not going to be able to keep him and Chris Paul. Bledsoe became an asset that had to be moved, and it’s been on L.A. to get the best possible return on him.
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Tonight, the Clips pulled the trigger on a three-team deal that actually netted them pieces that will instantly improve their team. Read More »
UPDATE: It is being reported that the two teams plan on re-connecting in the morning in an attempt to finally make this deal happen.
It’s on. Nope, it’s dead. The back and forth is bad enough that Doc Rivers is reportedly ready to just forget it and go back to the booth. Now here’s another new wrinkle in the massive Clippers/Celtics/Rivers/Kevin Garnett trade talks: Read More »