After an outstanding sophomore season at Syracuse that had many analysts talking about him as one of the best guards in the country, Dion Waiters decided the time was right to test his talents and make the jump to the NBA. The Philly native was a beast as a Sixth Man, averaging 12.6 points on nearly 48 percent shooting to help lead the Orange to the Elite 8 this season. Syracuse came up short in their bid for a National Championship, but Waiters’ stock continues to rise. Now as he gets prepared to be drafted into the NBA, Waiters will be giving us the inside scoop on his journey to the draft, how his life is changing and everything in-between…Read More »
By the lofty standards of NBA stardom, Corperryale L’Adorable Harris â€“ a.k.a. Manny Harris of the Cleveland Cavaliers â€“ has been slumming it. As an undrafted rookie backup on the worst team in the League last season, he wasn’t exactly living out the dream according to the script we all drew up in the ninth grade. And yet at the same time, Harris is living a damn good life. Read More »
While exhibition games are cool, there’s nothing quite like basketball in league form. And with the NBA on hold, this month’s “Lockout League” at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas brought us the next best thing. With that, check out the full recap from our friends at Hoopmixtape. Enjoy!
If you need a sleeper to watch once the NBA season starts, my money is on Utah’s Jeremy Evans. The 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft has been playing everywhere this summer, and he’s been doing a lot of this…
It’s safe to say that Knicks fans weren’t exactly thrilled to hear Iman Shumpert‘s name called on Draft Night this June. But after a summer of jaw-dropping dunks and impressive outings, I think they’ve come around. With that, check out Shumpert doing work in the “Lockout League,” as well as all of the highlights from Day 7 in Vegas.
He’s back. After getting up with Rudy Gay last week in NYC, he told me that he could not wait to get back on the court. And after a positive report from the doctor on Monday, that’s exactly what he did. With that, check out Gay in his first game back from injury at the “Lockout League,” as well as all of the highlights from Day 6 in Vegas.
As we said in Smack today, John Wall has been killing out at Vegas. With what’s starting to look like an improved jump shot, he’s scoring at will in his new signature Zig Encores. Between Wall and Nick Young, at least the Wizards have two summer All-Stars.
It’s safe to say that the lockout has definitely left its mark on the basketball world already. After word broke that the NBA was cancelling all NBA summer leagues, my heart was crushed. The fact that the rookies won’t initially be in NBA 2K12 has me convinced that they are taking this lockout thing a little too far, but that’s beside the point. A couple weeks ago we informed you about the “Lockout League” that will be taking place this fall out in Las Vegas. Why they didn’t think of this idea sooner is beyond me. It’s too bad that the games won’t be televised because the rosters look extremely intriguing. Unless you’ll be living the fast life in Sin City this fall, these lineups will have to serve as eye candy for now. And with that, here is Dime’s official roster breakdown of all eight teams. Read More »
Just because NBA players are locked out, doesn’t mean they can’t still hoop in a league setting. So for the dozens of guys that spend their offseason training in Las Vegas, the folks behind Impact Basketball are doing something about it. According to Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD, Impact will be launching their own league in mid-September with an estimated 70 NBA players. Read More »