TAG: Jon Brockman

College / Mar 18, 2010 / 3:29 pm

Is Luke Harangody an NBA player?

Notre Dame's Luke Harangody

*Dime’s NCAA Tournament Day 1 coverage*

Luke Harangody, a.k.a. “The Other Tyler Hansbrough,” a.k.a. “The Other White Meat,” a.k.a. “Lenny,” just saw his career at Notre Dame end with a whimper.

The most decorated and accomplished player the Fighting Irish have had since Austin Carr, ‘Gody was a 20-and-10 beast for three of his four years. But he’d only been past the NCAA Tournament first round once, and his team missed the tourney altogether last year. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Mar 12, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Today’s Best NBA Tweets: Evan Turner Makes Jalen Rose Cry

twitter

We spend a ton of time on Twitter every day. We have to, it’s the fastest way to get breaking NBA news and information and to connect with our readers, basketball fans and other basketball outlets.

Along the way though, we find ourselves laughing every single day at the tweets from NBA players, bloggers and fans. We decided that every afternoon we’re going to put the best tweets (both funny and informative) we see that day in one place for our dimemag.com readers who either aren’t on Twitter or don’t have the time to sit and follow tons of feeds all day long like we do.

Check out today’s best tweets below: Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Mar 9, 2010 / 5:00 pm

Today’s Best NBA Twitter Posts (3.9)

twitter

We spend a ton of time on Twitter every day. We have to, it’s the fastest way to get breaking NBA news and information and to connect with our readers, basketball fans and other basketball outlets.

Along the way though, we find ourselves laughing every single day at the tweets from NBA players, bloggers and fans. We decided that every afternoon we’re going to put the best tweets (both funny and informative) we see that day in one place for our dimemag.com readers who either aren’t on Twitter or don’t have the time to sit and follow tons of feeds all day long like we do.

Check out today’s best tweets below – you must click on Jared Dudley‘s link: Read More »

NBA / Feb 17, 2010 / 4:00 pm

Don’t write off Jordan Hill yet

Jordan Hill

By now you don’t need a Clyde Frazier pimp poem to tell you the Knicks probably wish they would have drafted Brandon Jennings — or Terrence Williams, or Tyler Hansbrough, or Ty Lawson — over Jordan Hill in last year’s NBA Draft.

Two-thirds of the way through his rookie year, Hill has played in less than half of New York’s games, and hasn’t done much (4.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg) when he does see the court. The 6-10 power forward out of Arizona appears every bit like just another left-too-early Draft bust. Read More »

Hit List, Latest News / Feb 2, 2010 / 3:59 pm

NBA Hit List power ranking, 2.2

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

Ranking the League from worst to first…

30. New Jersey Nets (4-42) Last week: Beat L.A. Clippers; lost to Washington; lost to Philadelphia. With Kris Humphries being able to step in and immediately become Jersey’s second-best big man, is that a credit to Humphries’ talent or an indictment of the team’s lack of talent? We’ll go with “B.”

29. Los Angeles Clippers (20-27) Last week: Lost at New Jersey; lost at Minnesota; lost at Cleveland. Technically, they could have had a worse week. At least the players’ paychecks didn’t bounce. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2010 / 9:30 am

Top 5 Second Round Steals

Jonas Jerebko

When it comes down to analyzing past NBA Drafts, it’s easy to look back in hindsight and say who should have been picked earlier. The draft is pretty much a crapshoot and you never know what you’re getting until they’re in that uniform and actually out on the court getting burn. The list of second round players who GMs dropped the ball with is endless: Manu Ginobili, Monta Ellis, Carlos Boozer, Michael Redd, Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas. Read More »

College, NBA / Dec 29, 2009 / 4:26 pm

Is the one-and-done rule good for college ball?

Carmelo Anthony

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not KG, Kobe or LeBron‘s fault.

If you want to blame anybody, blame Carmelo.

Via my quick unofficial study, the rate of freshmen entering the NBA Draft and leaving college programs scrounging for talent has increased since the League enacted its age limit and one-year-removed-from-high-school rule following the ’05 Draft. Read More »

College / Nov 16, 2009 / 8:00 am

Abdul Gaddy: “The next great player out of Washington”

Abdul Gaddy

The Washington Huskies are stacked this year. Let me start over. The Washington Huskies lost arguably their two best players from last season and are still stacked.

After saying goodbye to seniors Justin Dentmon, the 2009 Pac-10′s most improved player, and Jon Brockman, UW’s all-time leading rebounder, Washington is still predicted to roll through its west coast rivals thanks to freshman phenom Abdul Gaddy. Read More »

NBA / Nov 2, 2009 / 9:30 am

Create-Your-Team 2009

Kevin Durant

I don’t really do fantasy basketball. Between watching a handful of NBA games every night, playing my own video-game season on NBA 2K, and trying to fit a healthy amount of college and a little bit of high school hoops into the mix, fantasy is a little more than I can handle. But I do like putting together custom lineups just as much as the next fan, hence the Create-Your-Team feature from one year ago. Time for Round Two. Read More »

NBA / Oct 19, 2009 / 10:00 am

Breaking Down The Rookies With Super-Scout Ryan Blake

Ryan Blake

Judging NBA talent is in Ryan Blake’s blood. The NBA Assistant Director of Scouting is the son of legendary scouting guru, Marty Blake. On top of overseeing scouting reports for the NBA, Ryan can also be found on NBA TV around draft time, analyzing college and international prospects. Blake sat down with Dime recently and gave his two cents on which rookies you need to keep an eye on for the 2009-10 season. Read More »