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2014 Free Agency, NBA / May 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Joakim Noah Still Courting ‘Melo For Bulls

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony

After all-star weekend in New Orleans, word spread that Bulls center Joakim Noah had been actively recruiting Carmelo Anthony to sign with Chicago this summer when ‘Melo opts out of his Knicks deal and becomes a free agent on July 1. Now comes a report from the Chicago Sun-Times that Noah continued to talk up Chicago with ‘Melo throughout the season. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 Players That Suffer From Michael Jordan Syndrome

Russell Westbrook

Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »

NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Crucial Offseason Looming For Chicago Bulls

Joakim Noah

The Chicago Bulls have been eliminated from the 2014 postseason after losing their first round series in five games to the Washington Wizards. The Bulls had a great season again this year, recording a 48-34 record without their star player Derrick Rose for the second consecutive season. The Bulls now enter the offseason with numerous question marks surrounding their organization as they try and take the necessary steps to build a championship-caliber team. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Joakim Noah Gets Into Cursing Match With Head Of Wizards Security

Joakim Noah

The Bulls have been hugely disappointing in their two home losses to the Washington Wizards, and today they’ll attempt to avoid the dreaded 3-0 hole by stealing a game back in Washington’s Verizon center. The frustration was evident when 2014 Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah got into an expletive-laden argument with the Wizards head of security at Chicago’s shootaround earlier today. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Third Team

Goran Dragic

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Joakim Noah To Be Named Defensive Player Of The Year

Joakim Noah

Despite losing at home in Game 1 against the Wizards on Sunday, Bulls center Joakim Noah might have a reason to smile today. Multiple sources claim he’ll be crowned the NBA’s 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, and the Bulls have a press conference scheduled for later this afternoon to announcement the news. Noah was voted as the top defensive player of the 2014 season by Dime’s writers last week. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Valuable Player

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, the race for third place and a pretty overwhelming victor for the two-man battle that decided this season’s MVP award. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Defensive Player Of The Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, the topsy-turvy roller-coaster ride that was the race for the Defensive Player of Year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »