TAG: Miles Plumlee

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 7, 2014 / 11:30 am

5 Prospects Phoenix Should Take In NBA Draft

Adreian Payne, Carl Baptiste

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. We’ll be taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin

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 is an unusual triumvirate our writers landed on in a difficult award to empirically measure: The Most Improved Player. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. 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 »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Players We Want To See In The Dunk Contest

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (photo. Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

In the modern NBA dunk contest we rarely get to see who we truly want. We saw legendary performances in the past, from showdowns between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in the 1980s to Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard in the late 2000s. For a while now though, the NBA dunk contest has been lacking something: star power. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

6 Reasons Phoenix Can Contend With Or Without Eric Bledsoe

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns are the cinderella story of the 2013-2014 NBA season. This NBA season has been depressing with the barrage of injuries to seemingly every team in playoff contention. Even the Phoenix Suns, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, have been affected by a rash of injuries. With Eric Bledsoe having a piece of his meniscus removed, suddenly everyone is writing the Phoenix Suns off. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 11:45 am

NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Ray Allen, Kent Bazemore

Taking the top spot on this week’s dunks of the week is a small forward throwing down a vicious one-handed alley-oop. At this point, you’d assume I was talking about LeBron James, right? Not this time.

Other members of this week’s list include a pair of big men running the break and putting smaller defenders on a poster, as well as a turn-back-the-clock moment from one of the league’s ageless wonders. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Suns’ Miles Plumlee Crushes A Reverse Dunk Off The Alley-Oop

Miles Plumlee, Mike Conley Jr.

The Suns continue to be fun, even when they lose. Without Eric Bledsoe in the lineup Thursday night, Phoenix took on the visiting Grizzlies who are still without their center, Marc Gasol. Despite losing 99-91, the Suns’ surprising frontcourt beast, Miles Plumlee, was able to throw down a reverse dunk after running the court and catching the lob from Goran Dragic. Read More »

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Most Improved Player

Anthony Davis

In a way, the Most Improved Player award is almost a pre-MVP award. It forecasts the next generation of superstars. Paul George won the Most Improved Player award last season and now he’s a leading candidate for MVP. Previous winners of the award also include Kevin Love, Danny Granger, Monta Ellis and Zach Randolph. Read More »