TAG: O.J. Mayo

NBA / Aug 12, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Brandon Knight Says Why Next Season In Milwaukee Will Be Different For Him

Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight (photo. adidas)

There is a certain level of maturity exuded in the personality of Brandon Knight. It’s a maturity that a third-year player at age 21 doesn’t often have. He isn’t concerned with highlight plays in his favor or against him. He is about getting better and just playing the game hard.

While most NBA players don’t look to Milwaukee as their destination of choice, he is embracing the trade that sent him there as an opportunity to grow both individually and with the new young core on the Bucks. Read More »

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

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

James Harden (photo. @jharden13)

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 »

NBA / Jul 10, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Best Current NBA Player From Each Of The 50 States

Amar'e Stoudemire

We all have a hometown. Whether you loved it or couldn’t wait to leave it, it’s a part of who you are. There’s something about your hometown that just sticks with you, whether it’s the people you meet, the lessons you learn, or the sheer pride you might have for it. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 8, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Summer Fantasy Basketball Fallout: How 12 Free Agency Moves Altered The NBA Landscape

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 1, 2013 / 9:30 pm

The Ultimate Dime Magazine Covers Collection

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson, Dime #1

11+ years, more than 70 issues and more than 5 million print copies in circulation – Dime Magazine has not only been a mainstay in the basketball universe, but it has also changed the way readers consume basketball content. Before us, there were no magazines that focused on what happened on the court and what ballplayers were into away from it.

We broke new ground, pioneered, and then championed basketball culture. And I have been lucky enough to be here for every minute of the ride. It’s high time we take a look back at how far we’ve come and the generations we have traversed. Here are all of Dime‘s covers in chronological order, from the most recent all the way back to gem you see at the top of this post from 2001.

There’s a story behind every single one of these covers. Some were more challenging to pull off than others (I have spent a lifetime waiting in hotels for Allen Iverson), some were ridiculous (Shaq was very specific about his “Godfather” costume as well as the requested gummy bears on set for Dime #38) and some were downright inspired (look no further than Kobe Bryant‘s self-authored cover story and art-directed cover shoot for Dime #22). Some day we will get around to telling all of the stories, but for now, here’s a visual tour of how far we – and the game – have come: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 13, 2013 / 11:45 am

The 5 Worst NBA Draft Day Trades Of The Last 20 Years

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

Remember watching Tyrus Thomas during LSU’s run to the Final Four in the 2006 NCAA Tournament? The man was an animal, destroying top overall seed Duke during a Sweet 16 matchup and then hanging 21 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking three shots against Texas in a regional final. He went from being a complete nobody during the preseason to looking like a surefire NBA star. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 10, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Ben McLemore’s Top 5 Highlights & Why He’s The Next O.J. Mayo

Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore (photo. Kansas Athletics)

With only one year under his belt at Kansas, Ben McLemore has made a quick rise to stardom. It’s rare to see players grow into the spotlight as quickly as McLemore has, and that’s what has NBA scouts so intrigued about the 6-5 shooting guard. McLemore averaged 15.9 points per game on 49.5 percent shooting from the field in his one year at Kansas, an extremely high clip for a shooting guard. Read More »

NBA / May 14, 2013 / 11:00 am

How To Fix The Atlanta Hawks: Let Josh Smith Leave, Sign O.J. Mayo & Rebuild Through Free Agency

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the NBA the past six seasons, but not in a good way. The Hawks are always the fourth or fifth seed in the playoffs and have lost in the first round three out of the last six years. Read More »

NBA / May 7, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, The Celtics & The Craziest Trade Rumor You’ve Heard This Year

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

When Danny Ainge first acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, the new Big Three, in theory, was providing the Celtics with a three-year championship window. After going one for two in their title appearances in their first three years, Ainge decided to keep the window cracked open for another three years after not biting on potential deals. Read More »

Smack / Mar 7, 2013 / 1:24 am

Kobe Leads A Wild Comeback; LeBron James Hits A Game-Winner

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Nike Basketball)

We fell asleep at some point in the third quarter, and when we woke to see the Lakers were back in it, we thought it was an entirely different game. In a way, it was. L.A. overcame a 25-point deficit in New Orleans last night to beat the Hornets, 108-102. They scored the game’s last 20 points, and held the hosts scoreless for the final 6:47. It felt more like a month. Read More »