TAG: Nicolas Batum

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts

RoyHibbert

Tim Duncan (photo. Mannion)

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:45 am

Who Dunks It Better: Gerald Green Or Nicolas Batum?

Gerald Green

This weekend saw plenty of action, and a Friday rife with injuries. But we’d rather celebrate the positive, so that means dunks. A lot of dunks, including one-each from the surprising Suns’ Gerald Green and lockdown Blazers wing Nicolas Batum. Both made us jump off of the couch and leg-kick like we’re Van Morrison, but which one is better?. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 22, 2013 / 10:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week, Starring Andre Drummond

Brandon Jennings, Andre Drummond

Starting off from this past Saturday, we take a look at the top 10 dunks of the week, capped off by one of the most creative alley-oop slams in recent history. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 17, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Blazers’ Nicolas Batum Puts Jonas Valanciunas On A Poster

Nicolas Batum Jonas Valanciunas

Nicolas Batum never appears to be straining. This sometimes makes it seem like he’s coasting through games, but that’s a mistake. While on the wing today as his Blazers faced the Raptors at the Moda Center (formerly the Rose Garden), he faked using a pick, and drove baseline. Jonas Valanciunas met him at the rim, which was a mistake. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 3:45 pm

The 2013-14 Head-To-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50 – Preseason Edition

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)

Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The Top 20 Small Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

NBA small forwards usually have that rare combination of skill, size and athleticism that makes them a terror to defend and a spectacle to watch. They must be versatile enough to play against the most agile shooting guards, and strong enough to size up against talented power forwards. So it’s not a surprise that arguably three of the 10 best players in the NBA play the three. 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)

Dorell 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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The Top 45 Small Forwards In Fantasy Basketball

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

LeBron James, Paul Pierce (photo. Nike Basketball)

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. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 19, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The 2013-14 Head-to-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

There’s nothing better than beating down a different opponent every week as opposed to the monotony of rotisserie. All of the trash-talking among friends is fun, but the biggest advantage of head-to-head is that there’s no shame in punting a category. That’s why it doesn’t matter when guys like Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo miss 1,000 free throws, or John Wall and Ricky Rubio clank 1,000 threes. All that ground can be made up elsewhere. Read More »