TAG: Greg Stiemsma

Smack / Apr 15, 2012 / 10:42 pm

Miami Gets A Win In A Playoff Atmosphere; Orlando Is Falling Apart At The Seams

Dwyane Wade

Three-thousand miles away and two big games to start a Sunday afternoon. … Jeff Van Gundy isn’t coming through that door wrapped around someone’s ankle, and Allan Houston won’t be joining, either. Still, that can’t temper a playoff matchup we’d love to see that was previewed Sunday: Heat vs. Knicks. The Garden has seen its high points this season (think Linsanity and ‘Melo’s Easter blowout) but we’d love to watch this series once it gets back to the World’s Most Famous Arena after how Sunday’s game looked until late. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 11, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.11

DeMarcus Cousins

Beast of the Night: DeMarcus Cousins finished with 25 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, six steals and two blocks last night. He shot 52 percent (11-21) from the floor and 75 percent (3-4) from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. Cousins has been erratic lately, but he’s still averaging 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 block per game so far this month. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 9, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.9 (Weekend Recap)

Kevin Durant

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Durant averaged 33.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal, 2.0 blocks and 3.5 threes in two games over the weekend. He shot 58 percent from the field and 89 percent from the free-throw line, and averaged 2.5 turnovers per game in that stretch. He continues to hold onto that crown as the most valuable fantasy basketball player of the 2011-12 NBA season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 27, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.27

Paul Pierce

Beast of the Night: Paul Pierce blasted the Bobcats with 36 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals, three blocks and a three-pointer last night. He shot 50 percent (10-20) from the field and 83 percent (15-18) from the free-throw line, and had four turnovers. Since March 2, Pierce has averaged 22.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.7 threes, while shooting 47 percent from the field and 87 percent from the charity stripe. Those are top 15 averages. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 23, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.23

Paul Pierce

Beast of the Night: Paul Pierce finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three three-pointers last night. He shot 67 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. For the season, Pierce has maintained top 45 value, which is about in line of most owners’ expectations heading into the season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.20

Dirk Nowitzki

Beast of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a block and three three-pointers in just 31:21 of work last night. He shot 63 percent (12-19) from the floor and 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. Diggler’s finally clicking and has been a top 15 contributor in the past month. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Jan 12, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Avery Bradley Talks Rondo, Nipsey Hussle & Celtics

Avery Bradley

On a team known for its experience – and bad knees – Avery Bradley is an anomaly. The 21-year-old combo guard is the youngest player on the Celtics’ roster. In fact, it was just three years ago that Bradley was putting up 19.1 points per game at Findlay Prep, a feat that earned him the No. 1 ranking in the ESPNU 100, four spots ahead of John Wall. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 4, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.4

Kyle Lowry

Beast of the Night: Kyle Lowry lit up the Lakers for 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four three-pointers. He shot 42 percent (8-19) from the field, 100 percent from the free-throw line (2-2) and turned the ball over twice. Believe it or not, Lowry is putting up top three overall averages so far this NBA season. Read More »

NBA / Jan 3, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Dime’s Rookie Report: The 10 Best Freshmen In The NBA

Ricky Rubio

I tell people all the time that I didn’t really pay much attention to college basketball last year. March Madness killed me. I hadn’t watched most teams play for longer than one half during the season, and for once I felt like one of those office chicks who were too stupid basketball-wise to do anything other than guess on colors and mascots and hope for the best. Some of it was work – the NBA took up all of my time. But most of it came down to one thing: I didn’t care about that draft class. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 3, 2012 / 2:30 pm

John Wall Welcomes A Rookie to the NBA

John Wall Dunks Cetics

Celtics rookie Greg Stiemsma has blocked everything in sight so far this season. But every shot blocker knows the risk that comes with swatting shots…sometimes you get dunked on. Bad. And John Wall caught Stiemsma with a nasty one last night. Read More »