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FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 2, 2014 / 10:30 am

Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIBA Beast Mode

Gorgui Dieng

The big news in the FIBA World Cup — besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey — has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Senegal. The African nation sits at 2-1 in pool play after upsetting Croatia yesterday, 77-75. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 9, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 Prospects Minnesota Should Take In NBA Draft

Gary Harris

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Rookie Of The Year

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, slogging through the mud of the 2013 NBA Draft to discover the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:54 pm

Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunk

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals besides being an otherwise decent defender. But the man can still dazzle passing the ball, which he showed again with a fancy behind-the-back dish to a trailing Gorgui Dieng on Wednesday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 12, 2014 / 11:26 am

Video: Gorgui Dieng Bobbles Pass, Still Hits Game-Winner

Gorgui Dieng, James Harden

With the score square at 110 and the shot clock turned off on the final possession of regulation between the Rockets and ‘Wolves on Friday night, Ricky Rubio drove to the right of the lane, and lofted a pass to Gorgui Dieng. The Senegalese center bobbled the pass once, then twice, as Omer Asik tried to snatch it away. But Dieng finally grasped it and immediately launched a fadeaway with 4.6 seconds left. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 5 Biggest Disappointments Of The Las Vegas Summer League

Otto Porter Jr.

The Las Vegas Summer League, by and large, was a success overall. Unfortunately, the bright lights of Vegas didn’t shine admirably upon everything and everyone associated with the NBA’s marquee summer event.

Whether it was by absence of body or actual play, the following list constitutes the five biggest disappointments from the Las Vegas Summer League. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk-Takers Philly & Charlotte

Nerlens Noel

Headlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and the never-ending trades, we won’t get an official reading on this draft for a long time. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

The Fantasy Doctor Breaks Down Which Rookies You Have To Draft Next Year

Anthony Bennett

The 2013 NBA Draft was shocking to say the least, with two of it’s projected top picks (Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore) dropping out of the top five. It takes a lot for rookies to have fantasy value right away, but like always, anything is possible in due time. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 6, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dime NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Victor Oladipo Rises To The No. 2 Pick

Victor Oladipo

Does this draft class suck? Well, more than a few “experts” maintain it’s not one of the best you’ll ever see. That being said, we don’t really know what’ll happen until these young fellas get drafted and hit the floor. There are plenty of teams that could use Ben McLemore or Anthony Bennett or Alex Len. Now, after the lottery, we have a better grip on which teams will get them. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / May 30, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: A Major Trade Involving DeMarcus Cousins Could Shake Up The Top 5 Picks

Anthony Bennett

Does this draft class suck? Well, more than a few “experts” maintain it’s not one of the best you’ll ever see. That being said, we don’t really know what’ll happen until these young fellas get drafted and hit the floor. There are plenty of teams that could use Ben McLemore or Anthony Bennett or Alex Len. Now, after the lottery, we have a better grip on which teams will get them. Read More »