TAG: Michael Carter-Williams

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Rookie Of The Year

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

2013-14 Fantasy Basketball All-Value Team

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

We saw many fantasy leagues this season where Isaiah Thomas wasn’t even drafted. Then there were some others where he spent weeks on the free agent list. Sacramento’s lead guard started the year as a backup before eventually earning all of the minutes after Greivis Vasquez was traded, and by that point, if you were lucky enough to have him, you reaped some huge benefits. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 11:11 am

Video: Michael Carter-Williams Coast-To-Coast Jam Over AK-47

Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams

Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Though they lost game No. 60 last night to the visiting Nets, the Sixers gave Brooklyn some trouble, falling by four, 105-101. Though moral victories don’t matter to fans, this Sixers season wasn’t supposed to be anything but a run-up to the 2014 NBA Draft. Still, the Sixers selected smartly in the 2013 Draft. Their first round pick, Michael Carter-Williams, showed why during his coast-to-coast journey for the jam over Andrei Kirilenko. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

Michael Carter-Williams No-Look To Thad Young As Sixers Avoid Record

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams (John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports)

The Sixers were poised to suffer their 27th loss in a row, but rookie Michael Carter-Williams and veteran Thaddeus Young, helped annihilate the visiting Pistons and avoid setting a new record for consecutive losses. In the process MCW showed off his nose for the ball on the defensive end, and some quick thinking after the steal. Read More »

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

D-League, NBA, Video / Mar 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Senior Producer & Romero Osby Talk “Summer Dreams,” A Drama-Filled Doc About NBA Hopefuls

Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin

Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin (photos. Screen Grab /CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting)

The new two-hour documentary special, Summer Dreams, from Raquel Productions in association with Mandalay Sports Media, and executive produced by Mike Tollin (Coach Carter, Smallville, 30 For 30) provides a behind-the-scenes look at all that transpires during the NBA’s offseason. The documentary, set to air on CBS at 8 p.m. E T this Saturday, March 15, features top 2013 NBA draftee, Michael Carter-Williams, fellow first round pick, Shane Larkin, second round pick Romero Osby, undrafted Dwyane Davis as well as female refreee hoping to break into the NBA and an unemployed D-League coach hoping to get noticed. You will not forget this incredible look at an NBA both casual and diehard fans almost never see. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 15, 2014 / 10:19 pm

Damian Lillard Teams With Trey Burke To Win The Skills Challenge By 0.1 Seconds

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

After two of his five events have ended, Damian Lillard is a perfect 2-for-2 during his historic 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, where he’s setting history by competing in all five events. Lillard teamed with rookie Trey Burke of the Jazz to defeat Eastern Conference rookies Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Read More »

Kent Bazemore Torches Michael Carter-Williams For Reverse Slam

Michael Carter-Williams, Kent Bazemore

Through the second and third quarters on Monday, the Golden State Warriors out-scored the Philadelphia 76ers 69-31. That’s the primary reason Kent Bazemore played nearly eight and a half minutes in the fourth quarter and Marreese Speights scored a career-high 32 points. But it was Bazemore with the play of the night after he yo-yo’d by Michael Carter-Williams for a reverse slam reminiscent of some of his best during summer league. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »