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NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrea Bargnani Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of The Most Overpaid NBA Players

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford

Last season, Forbes ranked Carmelo Anthony as the NBA’s most overpaid player. This year, through the first half of the 2013-14 season, Forbes calculates that it’s still a Knick who is the league’s most overpaid. Andrea Bargnani is this season’s most overpaid NBA player, shocking no one, except perhaps former Knicks GM Glen Grunwald who traded for the disappointing former No. 1 pick this summer. Read More »

NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Please Don’t Shoot! 10 NBA Players Who Shoot Too Much

J.R. Smith

PLEASE don’t SHOOT! Welcome to the more shots than points club.

Nobody wants to have their team referred to as “Brick City”. So who are the chucker’s in today’s NBA? Who are the players who go out and consistently hurt their team with bad shots?

Let’s try and add some context to the term chucker. What quantifies a player as a chucker? Many NBA players have bad nights or shoot poor percentages from time to time. We could list lots of guys who are lacking a solid shot selection — Josh Smith, Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony could all have cases made. However, those three guys are, at times, great offensive players. They’re not who I’m talking about. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 4 Best Pickups (12.30)

Ersan Ilyasova

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 / Oct 24, 2013 / 4:00 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks

Larry Sanders

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, a Milwaukee Bucks team without much of an identity and a whole lot of new faces. Read More »

NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The 20 Best 3-Point Shooters In The NBA Right Now

Stephen Curry

While Dime has done stories on both the best shooters in the NBA and the players with the deepest range, we’ve never focused solely on the three-pointer. The adoption of the three-point line in 1979 dramatically changed the future of the NBA. Would Adam Morrison have even been considered a top 10 pick had this special skill not served a purpose? (Who honestly knows with MJ?) Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The Top 20 Power Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LaMarcus Aldridge

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 »

NBA / Sep 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

15 Big Men With The Best Guard Skills In The NBA

Dirk Nowitzki

Big men are asked to do more than ever in today’s NBA. Guys who can stretch the defense or pass out of the post or even put the ball on the floor have been instrumental to winning teams in recent years. That’s where this list comes in, where we measure the big men with the best guard skills. This isn’t a list based on past awards or titles, but simply a list of the big men with the best “little man” skills. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The Top 45 Small Forwards In Fantasy Basketball

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

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. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »

Smack / Mar 3, 2013 / 12:20 am

Brandon Jennings Dishes 19 Assists; Jrue Holiday Wins His Duel With Stephen Curry

Brandon Jennings

We took a break from hitting replay on the new Game of Thrones trailer to catch the Toronto/Milwaukee game, and outside of the terrible jersey choices (when did this trend begin of both teams wearing away uni colors? It needs to end now), the matchup was surprisingly awesome. The Bucks won 122-114 after dominating the overtime period, mainly because Ersan Ilyasova (29 points, 11 rebounds) morphed into a Hall of Famer at times in the second half and OT, and because Brandon Jennings morphed into Magic Johnson. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Among Josh Smith Trade Rumors, His 5 Best Deadline Scenarios

Josh Smith

Atlanta forward Josh Smith is reportedly on the move by 3 p.m. tomorrow’s deadline. After telling him that they would not offer him a maximum contract, Atlanta’s front office is looking to take a page out of Orlando’s book from Dwight Howard, and bring back valuable pieces for their star rather than losing him to free agency. Read More »