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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 18, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Nike)

The Phoenix Suns remain an offensive machine in the NBA, which makes the squad likable for fantasy purposes. However, with the face of the franchise is slipping into the sunset as he approaches the deep end of his 30s, it’s time for the emergence of new stars in Arizona. A certain hammer of Polish origin will lead the way for this new movement in Phoenix. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Dec 2, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Cole World: Rookie Hazing & Life In The NBA D-League

Cole Aldrich

After an outstanding three-year career at Kansas, which included a 2008 NCAA Championship and three Big 12 titles during his tenure, Cole Aldrich was a Lottery pick this June. First selected by the Hornets before being trading to the Thunder on Draft Night, the Bloomington, Minn. native gladly returned to the Midwest. So with everyone’s expectations for the Thunder going through the roof this season, we decided there was no one better to turn to for the inside scoop on life in OKC. In his third entry, Cole talks about rookie hazing and life in the NBA D-League. Read More »

DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 29, 2010 / 12:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My Pick For Rookie of the Year

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who their pick is for Rookie of the Year.


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NBA / Oct 27, 2010 / 2:00 pm

The NBA championship window has closed for the Phoenix Suns

Grant Hill (photo. Keith Allison)

Grant Hill (photo. Keith Allison)

As the NBA regular season tips off, we preview the upcoming eight-month stretch with our “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.

Added: Hedo Turkoglu, Hakim Warrick, Josh Childress, Gani Lawal

Lost: Amar’e Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, Louis Amundson, Jarron Collins Read More »

DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 27, 2010 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies: My Secret Life

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV one thing that most people don’t know about them.


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 26, 2010 / 12:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My Dream Girl

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who they’d call if they could get any girl’s number in the world.


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 25, 2010 / 8:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My iPod Playlist

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV what’s in the rotation on the iPod. (Note: Some of these albums had just dropped.)


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NBA / Aug 27, 2010 / 2:15 pm

Derrick Favors on fixing the Nets, his new car, and winning NBA Rookie of the Year

Derrick Favors at Georgia Tech

Derrick Favors at Georgia Tech

Ever since he first emerged on the basketball scene as a promising teenager, Derrick Favors has been, as they say in the industry, “an adidas guy.” Following in the footsteps of fellow Atlanta native and pro three-striper Dwight Howard, Favors was a staple at adidas camps during his time at South Atlanta High School, where he grew into one of the top prep players in the country. In fact, when Favors appeared on the cover of Dime #34 (Summer 2007), it was from a photo shoot alongside Tyreke Evans, Lance Stephenson, Jrue Holiday and Luke Babbitt at the inaugural adidas Nations elite summer program. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2010 / 1:45 pm

How the Suns will replace Amar’e

Earl Clark

Earl Clark (photo. Nicky Woo)

This past year the Phoenix Suns scorched the NBA, as they averaged just over 110 points per contest. Amar’e Stoudemire definitely did his thing, as he averaged 23 and almost 9 boards, but is it possible the Suns could put up even more points next season without Amar’e?

Outside of the Cavs losing LeBron, Phoenix may have suffered the biggest single loss in free agency with Amar’e moving to New York. He was the Suns’ only legit interior scorer, and finished a lot of what Steve Nash started. Read More »

NBA / Jul 5, 2010 / 10:00 am

10 Second-Round Picks Most Likely to get NBA Contracts

Andy Rautins at Syracuse

The Las Vegas summer league is right around the corner, and with it, the 2010 NBA rookie class has its first chance to prove itself on the court against real competition.

But while every first-round pick has a guaranteed contract to fall back on in case they struggle, the guys drafted in the second round are essentially fighting for jobs. These are the 10 second-rounders most likely to sign contracts with the team that drafted them: Read More »