TAG: Lou Williams

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Elton Brand On Defining An NBA Legacy

Elton Brand

Elton Brand (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Ray Allen, in his 18th year in the league and arguably the greatest three-point shooter of all time, backpedals to the three-point line and rises up for the biggest shot of his career. “BANG!” Mike Breen is yelling as it swishes through the net and the Heat go on to win the NBA Finals in Game 7. Ray Allen’s legacy describes itself, but he put it best after that shot, saying “I’m still defining my career.” It’s funny, because when Ray Allen’s career is over, the first thing we will remember is Game 6, not the 2900-plus three-pointers he made before that in his 18-plus years in the league. That shot did more than just bring another ring home to Miami. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Instagram.com/dwillvii)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 5:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford

Al Horford (photo. Instagram/al_horford)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Hawks team that’s no longer tethered to Josh Smith, but should surprise yet again this season. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:15 pm

The 8 Best Teams In The Eastern Conference This Year

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA season is quickly approaching, and as fans, this is sure to be a promising season with many headlines. LeBron James and the Miami Heat are on the hunt for a third straight championship, unless Derrick Rose, holding the most anticipated comeback in sports this year, has something to say about the reign of terror in the East. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

James Harden (photo. @jharden13)

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. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 29, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 37 Point Guards In Fantasy Basketball

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime believe that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be breaking down each position into tiers, starting with one of the deepest in today’s game. Read More »

Smack / Jan 6, 2013 / 1:10 am

Paul Pierce Leads Boston Back From The Dead; Carmelo Anthony Erupts In Disney World

Paul Pierce

Boston had every right to lose this game. They didn’t get into Atlanta until 4 a.m., and they fell behind big in the first half. By the second quarter, the Hawks’ announcers were asking, “Lets blow ‘em outta the building. Whadda ya say?” Lou Williams (28 points) came out and dropped 11 in the game’s first four minutes while hitting three triples, and Atlanta had the Celtics’ offense in a vice grip. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 5, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Video: The Top 10 Crossovers From The NBA’s First Month

joe johnson paul pierce crossover video

From Paul Pierce getting dropped multiple times to Chris Paul pulling off one of the nastiest crossovers we’ve ever seen against Cleveland, there were a lot of nice moves throughout the season’s opening month. Check out this list of ten. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 7, 2012 / 10:30 pm

Video: Lou Williams Smashes a Dunk on Tyler Hansbrough

lou williams dunk on tyler hansbrough

Playing the role of Jeff Teague (a small Hawks guard viciously dunking on opposing big men) tonight is Lou Williams.

Watch him get Psycho T here: Read More »

NBA / Oct 17, 2012 / 1:45 pm

The East’s “Other” Top 5 Contenders (Besides Miami)

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Mannion)

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Mannion)

The Miami Heat ascended to the NBA’s mountaintop this past summer, and now have an even larger target on their back entering the 2012-2013 NBA season. They stand firmly in the way of anyone else in the Eastern Conference who hopes to go to the Finals. What’s worse for the other Eastern Conference hopefuls is that the Heat have additional firepower in the form of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. But… the games still need to be played and in this NBA landscape, nothing is promised – not even a return trip to South Beach for next June’s Finals. Read More »