TAG: Jodie Meeks

GIFs, NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 10:15 am

Steve Nash Moves To Third All-Time For Career Assists

Steve Nash

Entering Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Rockets, Steve Nash needed just five more assists to pass Mark Jackson for third place for career NBA assists. In what has been possibly Nash’s most difficult season as a pro, the two-time MVP made sure he got credit on his final dish to Jodie Meeks for the breakaway dunk. Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jodie Meeks On His Career Night, Kobe Bryant, March Madness & More

Jodie Meeks, J.R. Smith

As of this writing, the Lakers are 24-46 on the year, last in the Pacific Division in one of their worst seasons in franchise history. Yet, one of the team’s few bright spots has been up-and-coming guard Jodie Meeks. The fifth-year player out of Kentucky is averaging career-highs in multiple statistical categories including 15.3 points and 1.5 steals in 32.8 minutes per game. He’s also shooting a career high 45.4 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc. In his second season in Los Angeles, Meeks seems to be thriving under head coach Mike D’Antoni‘s system.

Before taking the court for the romp of the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Meeks took some time to speak with Dime on a range of topics, including the progression in his game this season, teammate Kobe Bryant, March Madness, video games and more. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook’s Coast-To-Coast Dash For The Jam

Russell Westbrook

After ripping down the rebound following a Pau Gasol miss, Russell Westbrook took off up court. With little to slow him down, he turned on the jet engines and accelerated past the rest of the Lakers poor transition defense to flush it over Kent Bazmore. Read More »

Ty Lawson Drops Jodie Meeks With The Killer Crossover

Wesley Johnson, Ty Lawson (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s so nice to have Ty Lawson back for the Nuggets. The 5-11 bundle of energy was conspicuously absent during the recent nine games he missed recovering from a rib injury, and on Friday night the Lakers found out why. Lawson was electric on his way to 30 points and 17 assists in Denver’s 134-126 win at home. He even found time to drop Jodi Meeks with a crossover that even made the viewer whiff. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (2.18)

Jodie Meeks

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 1:22 am

Video: Kyrie Irving Leaves Jodie Meeks In The Dust

Jodie Meeks, Kyrie Irving ( Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Cleveland was at the Staples Center tonight with new forward Luol Deng in uniform and the expectation they should easily handle a Lakers team that’s lost their last four games. Kyrie Irving had a subpar game — at least by his standards — but during one possession he showed the West Coast crowd why everyone’s always buzzing about his handle. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

How To Fix The Lakers: Keep Dwight Howard & Replace Metta World Peace With Tony Allen

Dwight Howard

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. Last offseason brought many changes in Los Angeles. The Lakers completed two blockbuster deals that brought star talents Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Hollywood. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 1, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (4.1)

Andre Drummond

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

Blake covers Dime #49

“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 10, 2012 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.10)

Nikola Vucevic

FRESH PICKINGS: Nikola Vucevic (62 percent owned in Yahoo!, 71 percent in ESPN) Although Nikola Vucevic is already heavily owned, his recent string of play should get his ownership up to close to 100 percent. Read More »