TAG: Mason Plumlee

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team USA Win

Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee (photo. gifdsports Vine)

It didn’t count, but who cares? During the final minutes of Team USA’s 86-63 win over Mexico in the FIBA World Cup’s Round of 16, Mason Plumlee completed what would have been the dunk of the tournament for the Americans – if Andre Drummond hadn’t committed an offensive foul by shoving Gustavo Ayon. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

Mason Plumlee

Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke and also endorses Nike, who is the official sponsor and outfits the FIBA World Cup men’s basketball team. Read More »

Latest News, Smack / Aug 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Jerry Colangelo Explains Presence Of Four Centers On Team USA

Andre Drummond (Stephen R. Sylvanie, USATODAY)

This iteration of Team USA is built far differently than those of the recent past. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s most notable squads – the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams – put premiums on speed, athleticism, and skill more than anything else, a strategy made most evident by NBA wings like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony playing nominal power forward next to a traditional center. USA Basketball’s 2010 FIBA World Championships group was constructed in that same vein – the only full-time big man Krzyzewski took to Turkey four years ago was Tyson Chandler. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Twitter / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Mason Plumlee Likely To Make Team USA Over DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee

Team USA tryouts have wrapped up after three days of scrimmaging and drills under the cool eyes of college assistant coaches and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Kevin Love withdrawing at the behest of Minnesota — though that might change — and Blake Griffin done after a small back fracture was discovered, it opened up a spot for Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins to earn a spot. Not so fast though, because Mason Plumlee might beat him out as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst notes. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Report: Oladipo & Carter-Williams Headline 2014 All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

The league announced its All-Rookie Teams this afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers received 125 unanimous first team votes. The first team also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mason Plumlee. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Rookie Of The Year

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, slogging through the mud of the 2013 NBA Draft to discover the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James To Preserve Nets Win

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James

Entering tonight’s game in Miami, the Nets were the only team the Heat haven’t beaten this season. After rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt while Brooklyn was clinging to a one-point lead, they’ll finish the regular season as the only team that can say that about the two-time defending champs. The block preserved a 88-87 win and a sweep of the season series against the Heat, 4-0. Read More »