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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 19, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 9 Best Pickups (11.19)

Tony Wroten

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 / Nov 8, 2013 / 11:15 am

Put Up Or Shut Up: Damian Lillard, Blazers Know Defense Is The Key

Damian Lillard

There’s no question that the Portland Trail Blazers made significant upgrades to their roster over the summer. They added a more formidable frontcourt presence in Robin Lopez, a highly serviceable backup point guard in Mo Williams, and a potentially intriguing prospect in Thomas Robinson. Through a series of carefully-orchestrated moves, general manager Neil Olshey managed to not only bolster a bench rotation that was literally the worst in the league last season, he did it without breaking the bank or coughing up any valuable assets. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

How The Trail Blazers’ Offseason Turned Them Into Real Contenders For The Playoffs

Dorrell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, Earl Watson (photo. Instagram/trailblazers)

Aside from the 2012-13 ROY Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers fans did not have a lot to get excited about last season. They badly whiffed on the playoffs after losing their final 13 games to finish a dismal 33-49. But during the off-season, GM Neil Olshey didn’t sit idly, content with a starter-heavy roster that collapsed down the stretch. The Blazers totally refurbished their bench, and now they’re one of many teams hoping for a place in next season’s Western Conference playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 7, 2013 / 2:36 pm

Report: Mo Williams Agrees To 2-Year Deal With Portland

Mo Williams

Free agent point guard Mo Williams has agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The deal will pay the 6-1 scoring guard $5.6 million over two seasons, with a player option on the second year of the deal. Read More »

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

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

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

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 26, 2012 / 3:45 pm

The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So Far

Ray Allen

We learned a few things while we all enjoyed ESPN and ABC’s quintuple header on Christmas with friends and family: the Lakers are back, the Clippers are legit, Houston seems to have found its legs, Oklahoma City still needs to figure out Miami, and LeBron James is unquestionably the league’s most dominant player right now. But we also saw Chicago and Brooklyn get whooped, and that former game featured one of Chicago’s former players, Omer Asik, dominating it on the boards and in the paint. Besides Asik’s big night in Chicago’s United Center, who else has gone off when they were going against their old team this season? Read More »

Smack / Dec 24, 2012 / 5:25 am

The Clippers Raze Phoenix And The Streak Goes On; Dirk Nowitzki Is Back For Dallas

Blake Griffin

On one hand, you have Sunday being defined by a Seahawks team coming out of relative nowhere to crush the 49ers and become the NFL’s hottest team. In the NBA, its best team right now is on just the same kind of roll — 13 straight wins after Sunday — and even though you can say we’ve seen the Los Angeles Clippers coming for a couple of seasons now, it’s still remarkable that they’re the class of the West. Read More »

Smack / Dec 13, 2012 / 1:09 am

Kevin Durant Explodes In OKC; The Best Team You Don’t Know About Beats Miami

Kevin Durant

Having Kevin Durant on your team is probably good for about 10 extra wins a year strictly based on his talent and his competitive streak. You’re going to win games you shouldn’t only because he’ll get pissed off for some reason or another and start raining Hell on whoever’s guarding him. Read More »

NBA / Nov 14, 2012 / 4:30 pm

5 Early Season NBA Statistical Anomalies That Won’t Last

J.R. Smith

The NBA season is just warming up, and like everything from Kobe‘s shooting percentages to Marcin Gortat leading the league in blocks, there are bound to be some statistical anomalies occuring out of sheer luck. Yes, sometimes, you can spot trends or improvements in a player’s game before they really happen (or at least get noticed on a larger scale). But five, six or seven games is a VERY small sample, and there are plenty of statistical numbers that are all out of whack through the season’s first two weeks. Read More »