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instagram, NBA, Twitter / Sep 30, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Our Favorite NBA Media Day Moments On Twitter & Instagram

Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas (photo. Instagram/torontoraptors)

Today is the holy grail for goofy photos, quips and quotes as the media descends on NBA training camps for an officially sanctioned opportunity to bombard players, coaches and executives with barrage of questions about their summers. In an offseason where most players are traveling, training or just staying out of the spotlight, the NBA’s media day signifies the traditional start to the season. Obviously, we want to share some of the highs and lows on this most cherished of days. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The 15 Best Frontcourts In The NBA

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan‘s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The Top 20 Small Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

NBA small forwards usually have that rare combination of skill, size and athleticism that makes them a terror to defend and a spectacle to watch. They must be versatile enough to play against the most agile shooting guards, and strong enough to size up against talented power forwards. So it’s not a surprise that arguably three of the 10 best players in the NBA play the three. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The 8 Best Teams In The Western Conference This Year

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

Unlike the East, teams in the Western Conference better be able to maintain a legitimate winning record if there is any sliver of hope for a postseason berth. Anything less than .500 in the West equals a lottery pick. This is the NBA’s juggernaut conference. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 20 Best Role Players

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

The NBA is a league dominated by stars. However, some of the most important guys are the secondary players, the ones who do the little things that help their team win. Most of the guys on this list are limited in some areas – and that is why they are role players. There are no scoring title winners or All-NBA players on this list – just guys who have a well-defined role who put the success of the team far above their own. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 11:45 am

10 Overrated NBA Fantasy Players

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA is a player’s league, so it’s easy for some to get caught up in drafting long-time All-Stars over up-and-coming studs. Aging superstars have tons of mileage on their legs and if they play for a good team, may wind up relaxing on the bench during the fantasy playoffs. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The Top 45 Small Forwards In Fantasy Basketball

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

LeBron James, Paul Pierce (photo. Nike Basketball)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »

Video Games / Jul 26, 2013 / 11:45 am

20 NBA Players Whose Rating Should Improve In NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14

Every fall, 2K Sports blesses hoop fans across the country with their release of the latest NBA 2K video game. As anticipation builds, gamers are anxious to find out where their favorite players rank in the game’s newest version. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2013 / 2:45 pm

10 NBA Players Ready To Make “The Leap” To Superstar Status

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio (photo. adidas)

Remember when Steph Curry dropped 54 at MSG? Or when Paul George went head-to-head and shot-for-shot with LeBron? How about when James Harden finally made a name for himself as one of the premier players in the league? Those were all moments when great players made “the leap” to star players. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 20, 2013 / 11:10 pm

Kawhi Leonard Makes A Michael Jordan-Like No-Look Layup

Kawhi Leonard

It helps having enormous hands. With Miami threatening to blow Game 7 open in the middle of the third quarter, Kawhi Leonard made something that was straight out of Michael Jordan‘s playbook. Driving past Ray Allen, the forward drew a foul and then somehow flipped in a shot without even looking. Read More »