According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Memphis has agreed to a multiplayer trade with Cleveland that’ll take $6 million off their payroll and get them under the luxury tax line. Remember all those rumors about a possible Rudy Gay trade? The Grizz may be keeping their starting lineup together after all. Read More »
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It’s easy to see why the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers are the prohibited favorites in the Western Conference. Sipping from the Thunder and Lakers sweet and convincing Kool-Aid makes sense given the All-Star and Hall of Fame to-be names on their rosters.
But putting premature foregone conclusions aside, I offer libations of a different flavor. There are a handful of teams that play amongst those titans who have a chance to contend. If their stars are so inclined to align, the Western Conference may not be the open and shut case many think it will be. Read More »
Yesterday, we dropped some footage of Chris Brown tearing up The Goodman Roundball Classic, which was recently held at Wise High School in Maryland. Now, thanks to our friends at The Mars Reel, we’re getting highlights of the whole game. Josh Selby, one of the standouts of last summer’s lockout basketball, is back again, and surprisingly so is Gilbert Arenas. Read More »
Perhaps the performance from Damian Lillard this summer was expected. As we wrote in Smack, the Blazers think of him as the second coming of Chauncey Billups, so they probably weren’t over-the-top excited about his co-MVP play in summer league (26.5 points and 5.3 assists per game). Josh Selby, on the other hand, not only surprised people with his overall play, but his shooting was just ridiculous. While averaging 24.2 points and 2.4 steals a game, the former Kansas Jayhawk shot 56 percent overall and an insane 64 perfect from deep. Read More »
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t it sometimes feel like the missed dunks are the ones that can get the crowd hyped? It’s those plays that are just out of reach, so close, that have players pushing the boundaries and fans getting excited. Our friends at Hoopmixtape put together the 10 best misses of the entire year, which includes people like Shaquille Johnson, Stephen Curry and John Wall getting oh so close to some incredible jams. Hit the jump to check out the best of the best misses. Read More »
Last season’s UConn men’s basketball team had one of the craziest and rarest runs to an NCAA Championship that we’ve ever seen. 11 straight postseason wins eventually climaxed with a 53-46 win over Butler for the program’s third NCAA Championship. For such an incredible season, amazingly no one had covered the whole story: how they all got there, the expectations (or lack thereof) and the motivation. Until now. Read More »
We’re sure you already know, but it’s a big week in the high school basketball world. In addition to the season getting underway, Wednesday marked the beginning of the early signing period where players could finally put their college commitments in writing. As always, HighSchoolHoop.com has been all over the biggest news in the recruiting world, as well as unearthing some amazing video footage. See what you may have missed: Read More »
Sometimes when you’re putting together an issue it takes on a life of its own. That was definitely the case for Dime #66. Typically this would have been our NBA Preview Issue, looking at all the stars and storylines for the upcoming year. But with the 2011-12 NBA season indefinitely on hold until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, a central theme began to arise while we were planning. Read More »
As you know, all eyes in the hoops world last night were on Rudy Gay‘s Flight 22 Foundation game. Couldn’t make it? We got you. Here are highlights from Rudy’s 158-151 loss in which his 45 points was countered by 43 from LeBron James. Check out the Top 10 plays from one of the best games of the lockout below.
Last week in New York City, our friends at Under Armour held an exclusive event to preview their new campaign, and to see the latest collection of UA Basketball footwear and apparel. But before the festivities began, I got the chance to catch up with Brandon Jennings and Derrick Williams and talk about everything from kicks to the NBA lockout. Read More »