TAG: Jason Kapono

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 17, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Philadelphia 76ers

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (photo. Nicky Woo)

The Philadelphia 76ers have fantasy value pretty evenly spread across each position on their roster – except for the center spot. While there’s no outright stud, the Sixers have plenty of appeal throughout the middle and late rounds of standard-sized drafts. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2011 / 1:15 pm

NBA Basketball Is Back In Seattle

H206 Charity Basketball Classic

Call it a spoon-feeding. A Costco free sample. But when your NBA team is swiped away like a waiter prematurely assuming you’re done with your meal, you’ll take anything. (Thousands of Sonics fans simultaneously nod their heads.) This Saturday, an exhibition game known as the H206 Charity Basketball Classic will take place at KeyArena in Seattle featuring over 20 NBA players broken up into two separate teams – the “Seattle Team” and the “League Team.” Trust us, you want to be there. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 7:00 pm

So Close: 7 Trades That Almost Went Down Before The Deadline

Another year, another NBA Trade Deadline gone by. As you probably would expect, the Dime office was Ground Zero today for anything and everything trade related. Whether it was Twitter, texts or phone calls, we were constantly on our toes looking for the most up-to-date info to relay to you, our readers. With players’ names being thrown around more than the gut of Chris Farley in a Matt Foley motivational speaker skit, it was difficult forecasting what gossip would end up reality. On the wake of the recently kyboshed Mayo/McRoberts deal, it brought my attention to the other rumored deals that were circulating, but for one reason or another didn’t quite come to fruition. Here they are: Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 4:15 pm

Done Deal: Hasheem Thabeet To Houston For Shane Battier

Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet (photo. Nicky Woo)

We had the rumor earlier today, but the Grizzlies and Rockets made it happen. Here’s the final deal: Houston sends Shane Battier and Ish Smith to Memphis for Hasheem Thabeet and a first-round pick. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Rockets went deep in talks with Philly on a Battier for Marreese Speights and Jason Kapono deal, but ended up choosing Thabeet instead. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Buyout Watch: T.J. Ford, Troy Murphy & Jason Kapono

T.J. Ford

T.J. Ford

The same thing happens every year. After being dangled as bait up until the trade deadline passes, whoever doesn’t get a bite is often bought out and then heads to a contender. Or, if they are traded, there’s always the possibility they could return to their previous team (read: Zydrunas Ilgauskas). As of right now, there are three such players that will most likely be bought out and taking their talents elsewhere: T.J. Ford, Troy Murphy and Jason Kapono. Here’s what we’re hearing. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2010 / 2:15 pm

Philadelphia 76ers 2010-11 NBA Season Preview

Evan Turner (photo. Li-Ning)

Evan TUrner (photo. Li-Ning)

As the NBA regular season approaches, we preview the upcoming campaign with the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.

Added: Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, Andres Nocioni, Darius Songaila, Tony Battie, Craig Brackins, Chris Quinn

Lost: Allen Iverson, Sam Dalembert, Willie Green, Jason Smith, Rodney Carney, Francisco Elson Read More »

NBA / Jul 7, 2010 / 6:15 pm

The Blueprint To Recreating A Championship Squad In Miami

Chris Bosh

As of right now, the jury is still out on where LeBron James will land. But with that being said, let’s take a look at how Miami won a championship in 2006. We know Chris Bosh will be joining Dwyane Wade in Wade County, but besides Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers, who else should the Heat bring in to help them win another championship. We break it down here: Read More »

NBA / May 27, 2010 / 10:30 am

The NBA All-Zone Buster Team

Ray Allen

With the Suns’ zone working so well, it’s forcing the Lakers out of the paint and to the three-point line. Besides Kobe, the rest of the Lake Show have definitely been struggling with their stroke. So, being the avid Laker fan that I am, I instantly began to think about people that would thrive if defenses played zone against them. With that being said I give you my All-Zone Buster First & Second Team. Read More »

Smack / Apr 13, 2010 / 6:52 am

Toronto takes care of must-win; Tyreke Evans chases history

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (photo. Nicky Woo)

Pretend for a second that the Raptors make the playoffs and have a chance of beating the Cavaliers in the first round. If Chris Bosh‘s face heals up and the rest of the frontcourt can bottle whatever they had during last night’s must-win at Detroit, this team actually matches up pretty well with Cleveland in the same way Orlando’s front line gave LeBron‘s squad problems last year … Andrea Bargnani (33 pts, 5 threes) was a sniper against the Pistons akin to Rashard Lewis on a good day; Hedo could recapture his actual game from the Orlando days; Sonny Weems could be utilized on the wing like Pietrus to harass LeBron; Read More »

Hit List / Mar 31, 2010 / 9:30 am

NBA Hit List Power Ranking, 3.31

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire (photo. King Lawrence)

Ranking the League from worst to first…

30. Washington Wizards (21-52) — Because they’ve lost 16 straight, because they’ve gone 0-for-March, and because their best player (Andray Blatche) now believes he can get away with acting like a knucklehead. Team officials insist they’re sticking by Gilbert Arenas, but if the Lottery balls bounce their way and John Wall ends up in D.C. with a chance to give the franchise a completely fresh start, how long before Gil gets the boot? Read More »