TAG: NBA Draft

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / May 30, 2013 / 9:57 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Orlando Magic Interested in Dealing for Eric Bledsoe

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This was making the rounds yesterday, but we wanted to post it in case our readers missed it – there are rumors that the Orlando Magic are interested in trading for Eric Bledsoe. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

NBA Draft: Could Victor Oladipo Be the next Michael Jordan? Why not?

Victor Oladipo

Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (photo. IU Athletics)

Sometime during this past college basketball season, when the hype surrounding Indiana was at its height, there was a brief debate over Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo drawing comparisons (albeit very timid comparisons) to Michael Jordan. Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / May 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

D.J. Stephens Sets NBA Draft Combine Vertical Leap Record: Watch His 12 Best Dunks

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Are you serious? Word just broke that University of Memphis forward D.J. Stephens recorded an NBA Draft record 46-INCH VERTICAL LEAP in combine testing. And the dude is 6-5, so it’s not like he’s some crazy Nate Robinson clone or something.

Want to see him work? Check out DJ’s top dunks at Memphis and in AAU: Read More »

instagram, NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / May 22, 2013 / 9:18 am

Kobe Bryant Trolls Charlotte Hornets Fans on Twitter and Instagram

Dime #71: Kobe Bryant

Hey Charlotte Hornets fans, do you remember how your team drafted Kobe Bryant with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, only to immediately trade him to L.A. for Vlade Divac? Oh, you still think about it every day?

Well just in case you have gotten past it, Kobe decided to remind everyone last night on Twitter/Instagram. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 17, 2013 / 1:45 pm

NBA Draft: Deshaun Thomas Refuses to Give San Antonio Spurs His Cell Number at Combine

Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun Thomas (photo. Ohio State Athletics)

Apparently it’s DeShaun Thomas Day here at Dime. In a second story, he apparently pulled the bizarre move of refusing to give the San Antonio Spurs his cell phone when they asked him for it at the NBA Pre-Draft combine. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 17, 2013 / 11:41 am

NBA Draft Prospect Works Out With Greg Oden, Says He Looks “Unbelievable”

Greg Oden

Greg Oden, Dime #35

We’ve heard this sort of thing before with Greg Oden, so take it for what it’s worth. [Back in January, he assured people was working his way back to a 2013-14 comeback.]

Former Ohio State star forward DeShaun Thomas has apparently been working out with Oden in Indianpolis as part of his pre-NBA Draft preparation and is raving about Greg. Read More »

College / Apr 18, 2013 / 3:48 pm

Michigan’s Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III Say No to NBA Draft

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About an hour from now there will reportedly be an official announcement via Michigan that Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III will be returning to school next year instead of entering the NBA Draft.

Nobody’s stock rose faster during the NCAA Tournament than did McGary’s – to the point where we were asking big questions about how high he could go in the draft. Glenn was also projected to be a first round pick, making these two and this monster the latest to buck conventional wisdom and turn down guaranteed NBA money. Read More »

College, NBA / Apr 8, 2013 / 5:04 pm

Could Mitch McGary Be the No. 1 Overall Pick in the NBA Draft?

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Serious question for the Dime community: If he declared, am I crazy to think that Michigan freshman Mitch McGary could potentially be the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft?

I am trying, reeeally trying, to avoid buying into the hype surrounding Mitch’s meteoric rise over the past few weeks and to look at him objectively. The media, reliably starving for new stories and always willing to beat story angles to death, would have you believe that Mitch is the second coming of Bill Walton. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t, but if I am an NBA GM with No. 1 pick in the draft, I am taking a long look at Mitch McGary with that selection.

Before I get into McGary’s potential, let’s talk about the one thing that what we know about the rest of the draft field: It stinks. Read More »

Smack / Apr 3, 2013 / 1:40 am

Carmelo Anthony Blasts the Heat for 50; An Ex-NBA Player is Indicted on Murder Charges

Carmelo Anthony

So wait, you’re telling us that wasn’t Carmelo Anthony‘s “Better Basketball” Mid-Range Shooting clinic DVD that TNT was running last night? If it wasn’t it could have been. ‘Melo gave the Miami Heat the hot plate, busting Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem over and over again with a steady diet of jumpers, pullups and fadeaways to the tune of 50 points in a 102-90 victory for the Knicks in Florida … Carmelo’s performance was wildly efficient, especially by his standards: 50 points in 40 minutes on 18-26 shooting (7-10 from three) and 7-8 from the foul line. For the most part, Miami chose not to double-team Carmelo, leaving Battier or whoever was matched up with him on an island to get their eyes shot out … By the way, remember two weeks ago when people were worried that ‘Melo’s knee was shredded?Read More »

NBA / Aug 31, 2012 / 2:00 pm

To Be (A Bust) Or Not To Be (A Bust)

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DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)

The morning perusal of various basketball websites brings its usual all-over-the-map type news – everything from Daniel Gibson trade rumors to Dwyane Wade’s get-me-through-the-day inspiration. But one wistfully hopeful piece over at SB Nation’s Raptors HQ caught my eye (even if it’s a few days old). Read More »