TAG: Isaiah Thomas

Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Isaiah Thomas’ Awesome Summer Mixtape Will Make Kings Fans Depressed

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Since being selected as the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Isaiah Thomas has been proving doubters wrong. Backed with unbelievable determination and passion, the 5-9 point guard has overcome certain NBA standards (undersized, draft number) in his three years in the big leagues. Read More »

Video / Aug 14, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch An Epic Compilation Of The Sickest Crossovers From Last Season

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (photo. NBA YouTube)

The basketball public measures the quality of a crossover mostly by the reaction of the defender. If he reaches and misses – good. If he loses balance – better. If he falls entirely – best. But that’s not always the best way to judge the merit of juke dribble. Context always matters in basketball, and the defender’s quality, size, and position is overlooked far too often in assessing crossovers. If Ty Lawson shakes Al Jefferson to the floor in an isolation at the top of the key, that doesn’t mean Lawson’s cross is any better than a similar one done by Stephen Curry that barely fools Ricky Rubio. But it sure does seem that way, and rightfully so; not even a poster dunk asserts a player’s dominance over an opponent like an ankle-breaking crossover. Read More »

Smack / Aug 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

Darren Collison, Isaiah Thomas

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, and he’s since said he felt disrespected by the Kings. Now, he’s ready to “kill Sacramento” even while thanking their fans and his former coach for supporting him during his time in Sacramento. Read More »

NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On Family, Free Agency & More

Isaiah Thomas

Second-round draft picks tend to carry limited value, and for good reason: the second round is, for the most part, a complete and utter crapshoot. That being said, a vast majority of second-round talent rummaging around today’s NBA was plucked late. Prime examples include Carlos Boozer and DeAndre Jordan, who were both selected with pick 35, and Chandler Parsons was taken with pick No. 38. Still, it’s pretty much unheard of for the last pick to become something in the Association, and that’s where Isaiah Thomas – the one who inked a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix – was drafted. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Jul 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jamal Crawford On The Seattle Pro-Am, Donald Sterling, And More

Jamal Crawford

Dime stopped by the Seattle Pro-Am this weekend and sat down with the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. A Seattle native, Crawford has been the face of the Pacific Northwest’s premier summer league event, which features NBA stars and local high school and college players.

Crawford is one of our favorite interviews here at Dime, and this weekend he dished on a number of topics such as the ongoing Donald Sterling saga, his top five basketball movies of all time, the origin of his patented shake-n-bake, coming off the bench, his fear of flying, and much more. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Felt “Disrespected” By Kings

Isaiah Thomas

Maybe because 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas was the last pick (N0. 60) in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Kings just couldn’t see past his height and a lack of hype after coming out of the University of Washington. Like fellow Pacific Northwest guard, Nate Robinson, Thomas kept surprising prognosticators who didn’t think he had the size to survive at the pro level. Now, after a three-year, $27 million sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, Thomas comes clean and says he “felt very disrespected” by the Sacramento franchise who never gave him the chance many — including us — felt he earned with his play. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 12, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Isaiah Thomas Heading To Phoenix In Sign-And-Trade With Sacramento

Miles Plumlee, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic

After signing a four-year, $27 million offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, the Kings and Suns have agreed to a sign-and-trade for restricted free agent point guard, Isaiah Thomas. The Kings are expected to acquire 2013 second-round pick Alex Oriakhi, and will also wind up with a $7.2MM trade exception, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Read More »

NBA / Jul 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm

10 Players On The Rise In NBA Fantasy Next Season

Anthony Davis

As the 2013-14 NBA season has come to a conclusion, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year for fantasy owners. Finding value is crucial in keeper leagues and is a big part of building a championship roster. Drafting fresh each year becomes a daunting task of finding players who are ready to break out and have a bigger impact than they did the year before. Below is a list of 10 players who should be selected earlier than they probably went in your fantasy draft last year. These players had impact seasons this year and should take the another step next year to become big time fantasy studs. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Celtics Were Isaiah Thomas’ First Contact

Isaiah Thomas

In a bit of a surprise, the Boston Celtics were the first team to contact restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas last night. In an offseason where they’ve been linked to the Kevin Love trade rumors and have also considered trading Rajon Rondo, we still have no idea which way general manager Danny Ainge is leaning towards as far as his rebuilding plan goes. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:30 am

Go On A Sneaker Hunt Inside Sacramento’s Locker Room

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento might be lottery-bound again this summer, but when it comes to sneakers, they’re right up there with some of the best teams in the league. DeMarcus Cousins is considered one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads and Isaiah Thomas is always debuting some dope Reebok PEs. Add in the trade that brought Rudy Gay to California and you can see why the Kings had to be a destination for Nice Kicks‘ ongoing “Sole Access” series. Read More »