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Anthony Davis scored 30 points on 14-of-19 shots in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 112-85 loss the Golden State Warriors last night. His teammates made just 23 of their 70 field goals, good for an abysmal shooting mark 32.8 percent. Thankfully, the Pelicans admitted post-game that getting Davis more attempts is crucial going forward. What’s frustrating is that coach Monty Williams said the exact same thing last week. Read More »
Tyreke Evans’ debut season with the New Orleans Pelicans certainly didn’t go as planned, but it also didn’t go as you likely believe. As the team’s pricey free agent signee in summer 2013, Evans was expected to help lead a young team to respectability in a loaded Western Conference as and contend for Sixth Man of the Year honors. A rash of injuries to key players not only kept the Pelicans in the conference cellar, however, but also complicated Evans’ acclimation to his new role and surroundings.
So lost amid his mostly disappointing campaign, though, was Evans’ revelatory performance in March and April. Back in the starting lineup and playing without the injured Jrue Holiday, he assumed primary playmaking duties for New Orleans, putting up numbers that bespoke his Rookie of the Year season with the Sacramento Kings in 2009-2010. Evans averaged 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists on 49.9 percent shooting in the final two months of 2013-2014, numbers that bely his season-long statistics. And unsurprisingly, he started every game but one down the stretch of last season.
In his hometown of Chester, PA and partnering with VSP Vision Care to provide free eye-care for residents and host a basketball camp for youths, Evans took time from his busy, charitable schedule to talk with Dime. Read More »
Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally â€” yes, Wally Szczerbiak â€” here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »
For one reason or another, superstars are switching uniforms today faster than lightning can strike the ground. Whether it’s from a trade or free agency, there are multiple free agents that have changed locations in the past few years. When this change happens, it’s an interesting situation. A player that has been with one team for most of their career suddenly gets moved to an entitely new situation. Read More »
When Anthony Davis was selected first in the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans), everyone talked about his game-changing defense. Now we have all 112 of his blocks during his rookie NBA campaign. Read More »
Dime Q&A: NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues On His Haters, The ’90s & Playing With Larry Johnson & Vince Carter
This interview was originally published in Dime 73. Check newsstands nationwide to see the feature printed in its entirety.
Sure, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues gained fame and popularity because at 5-3, he was the smallest player to ever suit up in the NBA. But even today, he casts a large shadow as one of the most memorable players of the 1990s because he played a frenetic style that became a trademark of one of the most underrated teams of that era. Read More »
In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 book, Blink, he tells the story of the Getty kouros, a statue brought to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Southern California. Before the purchase of the statue (said to be going for around $10 million), Thomas Hoving, a former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, blessed the statue with his presence. Hoving was known for jotting down the first word that came to his mind whenever he saw something he had never seen prior. On this day, he wrote down the word, “fresh.” As he put it, “fresh is not the right reaction to have to a 2,000-year-old statue.” Read More »
With the NBA Playoffs less than a week away, the fans of 16 teams are prepping themselves for the excitement of the second season, each team just 16 wins away from calling themselves world champions. However, there are 14 other teams that will not be able to take part in the playoffs. There is hope though, because with every new season brings another 82 games where anything can happen and any team can make the rise from bottom feeders to playoff contender. Read More »
Ranking the NBA from worst to first…
30. Charlotte Bobcats (19-61) Last week: 30, - Maybe this is the year that they finally win the lottery. Unfortunately there doesn’t look to be any superstar prospects coming out. Classic Bobcats. Read More »