TAG: James Young

College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

NBA Draft

Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Dime Q&A: James Young On Pre-Draft Emotions, Music, Fashion & More

Adam Silver, James Young

The NBA Draft has finally arrived. Analysts, journalists and reporters have been picking apart each player in the class of 2014 for months, pointing out their strengths, highlighting their weaknesses and predicting when they will hear their names called.

Dime took a break from the typical draft coverage and caught up with former Kentucky Wildcat star and current Boston Celtic James Young, talking about his favorite types of movies, favorite pre-game songs, relationship with JAY Z and more. Enjoy. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Biggest Winners In The 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver, Dante Exum

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone. There were cheers, tears, surprises and more flashy suits than you can count on one hand. Most importantly, however, Thursday night served as a key stepping stone for the league’s 30 teams as they attempted to improve their rosters and take the next step up in the NBA’s hierarchy. It was also an opportunity to showcase where this future talent comes from and share origin stories that can only warm the heart. Read More »

Video / Jun 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: The Top 10 Dunkers Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Richard Mackson, USATODAY Sports)

Basketball is entertaining. And some of its best moments are the impressive and ferocious dunks that take place on a nightly basis. On Thursday, the 2014 draft class will make its way into the league, which means there will be a whole new set of talented dunkers to take the Association by storm.

In honor of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, we rank the 10 best dunkers that this class has to offer. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2014 / 2:15 pm

5 Prospects Philadelphia Should Take In NBA Draft

Sam Hinkie

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

College, Mock Draft, NBA Draft / Jun 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 5.0: The Entire First Round Is Set

Aaron Gordon

This is the second Dime Mock Draft since the lottery gifted Cleveland with their third No. 1 pick in four years. Except, as we’ve recently heard, the Sixers are hoping to add Andrew Wiggins to their run-and-gun offense that’s got an opening on the wing. With No. 1 still up in the air, the rest of the lottery and first round is likewise shrouded in mystery. We attempt to open the curtains in our fifth mock draft. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA Draft / May 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Dime Mock Draft 4.0: Post-Lottery Changes

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

Even with his now-famous daughter Mallory Edens as a representative, Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens only got the second pick, and new Cavs GM David Griffin, with Nick Gilbert‘s bow tie in his pocket, were awarded the top selection setting off a firestorm of conspiracy theories since it was their third No. 1 in four years. More importantly, how does this change Dime‘s mock draft? Read More »

College / May 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

5 Prospects Orlando Should Take In NBA Draft

Marcus Smart

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now, 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 »

College, Mock Draft, NBA Draft / May 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dime Mock Draft 3.0: Is Joel Embiid Still A Top-3 Pick?

Joel Embiid

The NBA Draft Lottery is tomorrow, which will throw a wrinkle into the top selections with some players dropping and others moving up depending on need and order. So it’s time to update our latest mock draft so you know how things stand going into the ping pong ball portion of the Draft. While most of the top picks skipped this past week’s combine in Chicago, there was some movement at the top anyway with a certain Kanas freshman dropping out of the top 3. 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 »