TAG: J.J. Hickson

instagram / Oct 7, 2013 / 10:16 pm

If You Want A Picture With Nuggets JaVale McGee, J.J. Hickson & Nate Robinson, You Do Push-Ups

Nate Robinson

When you’re around NBA players, you realize just how many people crush them with requests for autographs and pictures. It’s astounding the length’s some will go — what degradation they’ll undertake — for a brief memento to show that yes, they once were in the company of [insert player]. For Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson and J.J. Hickson, that means you better be in shape. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 9, 2013 / 1:24 pm

The Top 60 Big Men In Fantasy Basketball

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (design. Ryan Hurst)

While the whole country is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the top spot belonging to the most sought-after free agent in the summer of 2013. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 15, 2013 / 1:00 pm

8 Overlooked NBA Moves You Need To Know About: The Fantasy Basketball Summer Fallout

Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, but with some major pieces landing in place, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. And if you’re looking for the 12 moves that altered the landscape of fantasy basketball, check out part one of our roundup. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2013 / 11:30 am

How To Fix The Milwaukee Bucks: Decide Between Brandon Jennings & Monta Ellis

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (photo. Michael Starghill)

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves back in the postseason after a three-year absence this year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 17, 2013 / 12:00 pm

10 Tiers Of The Best NBA Players 25 Years Old Or Younger

Derrick Rose

Serge Ibaka, Dime #58

As much as I enjoy watching LeBron James at the peak of his NBA powers, as much as I enjoy watching the veteran Celtics come together since Rajon Rondo went down, as fun as it is to watch Carmelo Anthony drop 35-plus night after night en-route to his first scoring title, and Chris Paul continuing to be the best point guard of this generation, what makes the NBA so great night in and night out is everyone else. Read More »

Smack / Mar 9, 2013 / 6:12 am

Deron Williams’ 11 Threes Roast Washington; Damian Lillard Tortures San Antonio

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Every night in the NBA is its own minimovie, played out in any number of acts. Wednesday there were 14, and we could have called it, The Closers, for the way Kobe and Kyrie won after ridiculous comebacks in the fourth quarter. Friday would be The Takeover. Read More »

Smack / Feb 20, 2013 / 3:00 am

Joe Johnson Gets Huge Buckets; The Warriors Are In Trouble

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Despite the convenience to call the post-All Star period the NBA’s second half, the playoffs are right around the corner. This is a sprint in the final two months with the Heat having to play the most games before the playoffs with 32 (the Lakers: 26). For Joe Johnson, what a better way to start it off than hitting the two biggest shots of the game. Read More »

NBA / Feb 19, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 3 Things Portland Needs To Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (photo. Hance Taplin)

Portland was one of the season’s earliest surprises by knocking off the Lakers in the first game of the season, back when Portland was expected to do little and Los Angeles was projected to be a beast. Those polarizing projections led to a reality that’s much closer to the middle of the NBA — and for Portland that’s a good thing. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2013 / 1:08 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Beats Dallas At The Buzzer; Brandon Jennings Lights Up Detroit

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (photo. Hance Taplin)

In April, the Mavs might look back and admit this was the night their season died. Up 21, they blew the lead and then lost after a flurry of insanity doomed them. First, Nic Batum made a completely ridiculous three-pointer to tie it up (dude hadn’t made anything all night). Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 27, 2013 / 1:06 am

Nicolas Batum Lobs the Rock to J.J. Hickson

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