TAG: Lavoy Allen

NBA / Dec 8, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Lavoy Allen On P. George, Tim Duncan & “Crazy Rush” Of Playoff BBall

Lavoy Allen

The Indiana Pacers have quietly stayed within striking distance of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference despite a myriad of reasons why they should instead be in contention for a high lottery pick. Even more forgotten is one of their key reserves, Lavoy Allen, who has been an efficient player in their frontcourt while David West missed the start of the season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 3:56 pm

Report: Pacers Trade Danny Granger To The Sixers For Evan Turner & Lavoy Allen

Evan Turner, Paul George

Sources are telling Yahoo Sports’ ubiquitous Adrian Wojnarowski that the Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. The deal was reported after the 3 p.m. ET deadline for trades, but our guess is it was a late arrival. Read More »

Smack / Feb 10, 2013 / 12:53 am

Kyrie Irving Can’t Beat Denver By Himself; A Philly Surprise Erupts

Andre Iguodala

Once we saw the schedule had Denver and Cleveland last night, we set our watches. Ty Lawson. Kyrie Irving. Could it get any better? The matchup never materialized, however, and Lawson is probably thankful for that. He scored just 11 while Irving dropped 26 points and seven assists. But part of that stems from Denver being one of the deepest teams in the league, and Irving being asked to do everything outside of fill his team’s water bottles. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2012 / 11:00 am

The Top 10 Benches In The NBA

Jeff Green

When most fans of the NBA think about reserve players, they think about the best sixth men. The role of the sixth man continues to grow as fans see guys like James Harden (pre-Houston), Jason Terry and Manu Ginobili “ball out” for their respective teams.

However, having super-subs doesn’t necessarily mean a team has a strong bench. Many times those elite sixth men primarily play with the starters, and don’t develop the same on-court chemistry with the other subs on the roster. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Streetball Legend AO Dishes On The Best Philly Talent


Since AND1 Mixtape Vol. 3, Aaron Owens aka AO will forever be known as one of the best streetball players of all time. It is fair to say throwing the ball off someone’s head became fashionable because AO mainstreamed the move. Throughout his lustrous basketball career, the high school teammate of Rasheed Wallace and Aaron McKie has always repped his North Philadelphia roots. Dime caught up with AO before the Boston Ball Up game and talked about Philly and the players that come out of the city of brotherly love. Read More »

Smack / May 23, 2012 / 11:23 pm

Philly Wins One Of The Ugliest Playoff Games Ever; Shaquille O’Neal Could Become A GM

Jrue Holiday

Quick. Everyone start offering the NBA suggestions for what would be a better way than playing a Game 7 to decide this Boston/Philly series. A coin flip? A three-point shootout between Elton Brand and Ryan Hollins? A one-on-one game between Doc Rivers and Doug Collins? How about we just show it on tape delay like they used to do back in the day? We’re not sure anyone is looking forward to it, not even fans in the Northeast. But here we are. Read More »

Smack / May 22, 2012 / 12:35 am

OKC Tells The Lakers To Go Home; Brandon Bass Pulls Off The Unexpected

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

The Lakers didn’t lose the series last night in OKC. They lost it in Game 2, and in Game 4 in Los Angeles. The Thunder’s series-clinching 106-90 win last night was merely a formality, and even as Kobe Bryant (42 points) tossed up three quarters of a throwback performance, no one could truly convince themselves this thing was still in doubt. There were no answers whatsoever for Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who combined for 70 points, and by the fourth quarter, it felt like one big party … Read More »

NBA, Video / May 17, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Paul Pierce Dunks On Philadelphia Twice

Paul Pierce

Oh you say the Truth has bad knees? Last night Paul Pierce showed his body is of no concern, twice smashing down facials on the Sixers. Both came in a brief span at the end of the first quarter, putting Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen on posters. These two plays were so savage that they almost make you forget about the rest of Pierce’s night. He had 24, 12 and four, plus three steals. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 2, 2012 / 1:09 pm

Video: Watch the Sixers Punk Their Rookies

Evan Turner Philadelphia 76ers

Feeling great coming off NBA All-Star Weekend, the Philadelphia 76ers decided to punk their two rookies, Nikola Vucevic and Lavoy Allen, by letting them run out to the court in Detroit earlier in the week all by themselves. I love how they never turn around; so trusting! Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.22

Dwyane Wade

Beast of the Night: Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out 10 assists, stole three balls and blocked two shots last night. He shot 69 percent (11-16) from the field, 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Wade has quietly maintained top five value so far this season, despite dips in his scoring, rebounding and three-point making. He has cut down on his turnovers and had increased his steals and blocks to make up for those declines. Read More »