TAG: Omri Casspi

NBA / Nov 26, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Omri Casspi Explains To Dime Why The Kings “Can Be A Force In The West”

Omri Casspi

When looking for a place to continue his NBA dream last summer, the answer seemed obvious to Omri Casspi: Why not go back to where it all began?

Two years after he’d been traded by the Kings, Casspi maintained ties to the community, and he stayed tight with friends like DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson. He had experienced his greatest NBA success during his time in Sacramento, and he always felt as if he had unfinished business. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 6, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Omri Casspi Helps Out DeMarcus Cousins With His Headband

DeMarcus Cousins

The Kings are 4-1! The Kings are 4-1!! Where are Mike Bibby, Peja and Vlade? Oh, right, this is Boogie’s team that’s 4-1. DeMarcus Cousins turned in another monster game last night with 30 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in ONLY 22 MINUTES!!! Forgive the exclamation points, but we’ve been rooting for Boogie for a while now, and this GIF of teammate Omri Casspi helping him out with his headband shows that Cousins is at the focal point of a Sac-town resurgence and actual team chemistry. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 31, 2013 / 11:10 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Takes It Coast-To-Coast For The Big Slam

DeMarcus Cousins

Despite 38 points from James Harden on New Year’s Eve, the Sacramento Kings escaped Houston’s Toyota Center with a surprise 110-106 win. DeMarcus Cousins was 3-for-3 in the fourth quarter, and one of those buckets was a coast-to-coast gallop ending with an emphatic slam over Omri Casspi. The Kings out-scored the Rockets 30-20 in the fourth behind Cousins and Rudy Gay for an exciting end to 2013. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 11:30 am

Video: Dwight Howard Finishes The Powerful Alley-Oop Slam

Dwight Howard

While it was James Harden‘s big fourth quarter that ultimately allowed the Houston Rockets to preserve their lead and win 111-98 in San Antonio, Dwight Howard snagged 20 rebounds. D-12 also showcased his athleticism — despite constant chatter he’s washed up as a dominant player before he even turns 30 — when he skied for two of his 15 points on an alley-oop in the first half. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Dec 9, 2013 / 12:40 pm

The Rockets Wish Dwight Howard A Happy Birthday With Silly String

Dwight Howard

One of the craziest things about Dwight Howard, is the fact he only turned 28 yesterday. As part of his birthday celebration, Howard’s old team, the Orlando Magic, stopped by the Toyota Center in Houston to take on Howard’s Rockets. Howard scored 20 points, snagged 22 rebounds and the Rockets’ 10-point win was the best birthday present he could get. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 NBA Contenders & Pretenders


All stats from games prior to Friday

Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.

The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »

Overseas / Jun 19, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Israeli Basketball Writer David Pick Talks Euroleague, Maccabi Tel Aviv and LeBron James

Jordan Farmar

Israel is known as the Holy Land and a place rich with history and culture, but what many people don’t know is that it is also home to high level basketball. Since 2000, Israel has been one of the biggest basketball hotbeds in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel’s top team, won Euroleague titles in 2001, 2004, and 2005, and reached the Euroleague title game in 2006 and 2008. They also produced NBA players Anthony Parker, Omri Casspi, Maceo Baston, and Sarunas Jasikevicius, and beat the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition game, 105-103, in 2005. Additionally, many NBA players including Jordan Farmar, Trevor Booker, J.J. Hickson, and Avery Bradley spent the lockout playing in Israel. I caught up with David Pick, a writer for Eurobasket.com covering the Euroleague and Israeli basketball, to talk about the lockout, the Israeli Super League, and LeBron James. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 16, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.16

Josh Smith

Beast of the Night: Josh Smith exploded for 30 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and two three-pointers last night. He shot 52 percent (12-23) from the field and 67 percent (4-6) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. Smith is improving his averages from month to month and continues to be a dominant fantasy asset on most nights. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA, Video / Jan 19, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Video: Nike Pro Training Camp

Nike Pro Training Camp

In late November, we showed you 70 behind the scenes photos from the inaugural Nike Pro Training Camp. Over four intense days of basketball and training at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., some of the best athletes represented by Nike Inc. – meaning Nike Basketball, Jordan Brand and Converse – came out to get better. Now, here’s your chance to take another inside look at what LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Omri Casspi, Randy Foye, and Manny Harris did. Read More »