TAG: NBA Draft

Latest News, NBA / Dec 23, 2013 / 2:26 pm

Report: NBA Proposes Eliminating Draft Lottery, Introduces “Wheel System” To Avoid Tanking

(Derick E. Hingle/US PRESSWIRE)

(Derick E. Hingle/US PRESSWIRE)

Tanking is the scourge of competition, and the NBA has taken preliminary steps to avoid the recent promulgation of intentional losing to increase a team’s odds for landing a top pick in the draft lottery. With the new CBA structure, tanking for cheap rookie deals is a whole lot sexier (and more frugal in smaller markets) for team’s looking to improve. But a new proposal, outlined by Grantland’s Zach Lowe, removes the draft lottery in favor of a wheel system that guarantees a team’s pick over the next 30 years before the cycle repeats itself again with each team getting a chance at the No. 1 over the ensuing 30 years. Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jul 2, 2013 / 11:09 am

#DraftDreams: Anthony Bennett, Cody Zeller, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. McCollum Share Last Wild Minutes Before NBA Draft

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We’re coming up on a week since one of the wildest NBA Drafts in recent memory and there is still new information and insights emerging every day. [Check out the Best Tweets, Video & Hair from NBA Draft Night 2013]

We have always been fascinated by the way ballplayers handle the weeks, days and minutes leading up to actual NBA Draft. Guys play it cool with their new feeling of superstardom, taking part in photos shoots and getting loaded up with new gear, but when you’re about to actually be called up on stage to meet David Stern? Things get real Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Video / Jun 28, 2013 / 10:25 am

Hakeem Olajuwon Surprises David Stern As He Calls His Final NBA Draft Pick

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There was a lot to like about the NBA Draft last night. Tons of surprise picks and deals, a great environment in Brooklyn and an excellent signoff by NBA Commissioner David Stern made it one of the most memorable draft nights of our careers. [Check out which WWE personality reminds us most of David Stern]

It was Stern’s 30th NBA Draft, and the fans made it memorable, booing him sarcastically with more fervor than ever before, to send him off in style. Check out Stern’s last draft pick and the Hakeem Olajuwon retro surprise that was waiting for him. Very cool: Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jun 27, 2013 / 3:45 pm

#DraftDreams: C.J. McCollum Takes on NYC (Video)

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C.J. McCollum is undoubtedly one of our favorite players in this year’s NBA Draft. Not only can he play his ass off, but he’s also a great guy as well.

C.J. let us tag along for an insane Tuesday in New York City. The guy landed and then got right into the Draft matrix where you don’t get a second to catch your breath. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2013 / 2:55 pm

#DraftDreams: Cody Zeller Decides to Let Twitter Pick His NBA Draft Suit

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It is possible that there is no other night in all of sports where athletes’ fashion choices are more celebrated (or more critiqued) than the NBA Draft.

[Fashion Related: Check out our 10 Most Ridiculous Outfits From the 2013 NBA Playoffs]

One athlete, Cody Zeller, has decided to take the decision out of his own hands in order to let basketball fans decide what he will be wearing in the green room tomorrow night. Check out the mini campaign that Zeller has posted on his Twitter account: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 26, 2013 / 9:32 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Offers No. 1 Pick for Kevin Love, Timberwolves LOL (We Assume)

Kevin Love game-winning three against the clippers

Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMarcus Aldridge for that pick (the Blazers told them to go kick rocks).

Now here’s word that they tried the same move to get Kevin Love. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Video / Jun 25, 2013 / 10:09 pm

#DraftDreams: Watch Michael Carter-Williams Get Himself Ready For NBA Draft Week

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We are really just hours from the NBA Draft, where the lives of 60 players will change forever. One of those players is expected Syracuse Lottery pick Michael Carter-Williams, who landed in NYC today for the NBA draft.

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Check out this video where Dime takes a look back at MCW’s journey since declaring for the Draft back in early May to get a quick-hit feel of what the frantic weeks are like between declaration and arriving in New York for his big night: Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Predict NBA Draft Picks, Win Free Retro College Game Shorts!

1987 Syracuse Orange Game Shorts

1987 Syracuse Orange

Dime is always down to bring great offers to our readers, especially when they are coming from our friends. Along those lines, check out the new NBA Draft game from our friends at Retro College Cuts.

The idea is simple: correctly guess NBA Draft picks, win great free gear. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 25, 2013 / 9:50 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Blazers Say No to No.1 Pick in the Draft

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Now that we’re on the other side of the NBA Finals and just hours from the NBA Draft, trade rumors are revving up. Add to it the fact that this is one of the weakest, most flat drafts in recent memory, and you have lots of teams trying to move lots of assets.

[Check out the 5 Worst Draft Day Trades of the Last 20 Years]

Despite their celebration at the NBA Draft Lottery like they’d just won the Mega Millions Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers are smart enough to know that they can probably help their team more by moving the No. 1 pick prior to Thursday night. They are reportedly aiming high. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2013 / 1:49 pm

Dime Magazine Teams Up With #DraftDreams To Document the Best of the 2013 NBA Draft – Enter to win exclusive prizes!

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Dime Magazine has teamed up with #DraftDreams, the first social media and digital campaign of its kind, to tell the story of seven NBA Draftees as they take their journey from college to the 2013 NBA Draft. Through the eyes of seven athletes – Anthony Bennett, Reggie Bullock, Michael Carter-Williams, Allen Crabbe, C.J. McCollum, Mike Muscala and Cody Zeller, #DraftDreams and Dime are providing fans with a behind-the-scenes opportunity to get to know these future NBA players. Read More »