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NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Underachieving Teams

Rudy Gay

Steve Clifford, Kemba Walker (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 12:30 pm

20 Gifts Santa Should’ve Brought NBA Stars This Year

DeMarcus Cousins

Dwyane Wade (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The holidays are officially here! ‘Tis the season for snow, holiday cheer and all that other good stuff. For a child, is their any greater moment than waking up early Christmas morning to open up the presents Santa brought the night before? Sentimental memories popping into my head as I write this. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 16, 2013 / 10:45 am

Video: Damian Lillard Hits Game-Winning Jumper In OT Over Detroit

Damian Lillard, Rodney Stuckey

(Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports)

On a night where Pistons forward Josh Smith was a ridiculous 13-for-15 from 2-point range, Detroit point guard Brandon Jennings was getting his hands in all over the court with nearly a triple-double, it was the cold-shooting Damian Lillard who ended the game in overtime and continued Portland’s winning ways this season, even as they struggled on the road in Detroit. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 10, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Iman Shumpert & The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks From Last Week

Iman Shumpert

Counting down from 10 to one, it’s the NBA’s best dunks of the week, plus another day or two, since November 29. Among those featured include the usual theatrics of the Miami Heat’s All-Star duo, a pair of reverse slams, and a top four that’s complete with nothing but devastating posterizations. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 3:15 pm

10 NBA Players That Fell Off This Season

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

With an NBA offseason that’s about five months long, it’s always curious how much can change in such a short amount of time. Some players can go from unknown names to All-Stars and other players may look like they left all their basketball talent on some beach somewhere. One must wonder if some of this drop in production is from a lack of offseason training, old age or just a loss of talent. Whatever the case is, this season has showcased a few players that have fallen off. Here are 10 of the most noticeable. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Josh Smith’s 15 Best Dunks

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

Today, Pistons forward Josh Smith turns 28 years old, and Dime Magazine would like to celebrate by looking back at his 15 best dunks over his nine seasons in the NBA. Smith, a.k.a. J-Smoove, is notably known for his superior athleticism as a big man. His ability in the open court instantly increases the probability that a highlight play is coming your way. Detroit’s offseason signing of Smith – four years/$54 million – has created a beast of a starting frontcourt – along with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe – that will only get more powerful as the season wears on. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 8:15 pm

Video: Josh Smith Throws Down A Monster Dunk On Chris Bosh

Josh Smith, Chris Bosh

Josh Smith decided to put Chris Bosh on a poster with this monster jam in transition during the first quarter of Tuesday night’s NBA TV matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts

RoyHibbert

Tim Duncan (photo. Mannion)

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »