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NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA / Oct 26, 2013 / 5:00 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Washington Wizards

John Wall

John Wall (photo. adidas Basketball)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, an up-and-coming Washington Wizards team featuring one of the most exciting backcourts in the NBA.. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo (photo. @magicnba)

Is it me or does it seem like this year rookie’s class has gotten no love so far? Everyone is focused on the potential of the class of 2014 with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and company. Lost in the shuffle is the class of 2013 that consist of people like Victor Oladipo, Anthony Bennett, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Trey Burke and others. These rookies are getting no love, but one of them will win the Rookie of the Year award. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 5 Biggest Disappointments Of The Las Vegas Summer League

Otto Porter Jr.

Shabazz Muhammad (photo. UCLA Athletics)

The Las Vegas Summer League, by and large, was a success overall. Unfortunately, the bright lights of Vegas didn’t shine admirably upon everything and everyone associated with the NBA’s marquee summer event.

Whether it was by absence of body or actual play, the following list constitutes the five biggest disappointments from the Las Vegas Summer League. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 3, 2013 / 3:15 pm

In 5 Years, Here Are The 5 Players From This Draft Class Most Likely To Be Stars

Ben McLemore

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

The word “star” is such a vague term in basketball language. Everyone has their own definition. Many people don’t consider a player to be a star until their first All-Star selection, which is unfair. Guys like Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith have been stars on their respective teams without yet being selected to an All-Star Game. In my opinion, being a star player is about popularity. To gain that popularity you obviously have to play well, but there needs to be a bit of luck involved as well. Opportunity is half the battle for most guys. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 2, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Victor Oladipo & The Top 10 Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo (photo. IU Athletics)

One of the most unpredictable drafts in NBA history is in the books, and the speculation is underway. We at Dime are not immune from the guessing game that follows one of the most exciting nights of the year. This is the time for fans to feel optimistic, that they might have the next superstar on their hands. Even in a class that was seen as particularly weak, there’s still bound to be a few aces on the table. Read More »

The Best Tweets, Videos & Hair From NBA Draft Night

Victor Oladipo

The 2013 NBA Draft was possibly the wildest we’ve ever seen. It beat Darko getting selected ahead of Carmelo. It beat Kwame going No. 1. It beat Stephon Marbury crying, Jalen Rose‘s suit and even the whole Steve Francis/Vancouver debacle. It was pure entertainment, right from the very beginning. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

The Fantasy Doctor Breaks Down Which Rookies You Have To Draft Next Year

Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett (photo. UNLV Sports Communications)

The 2013 NBA Draft was shocking to say the least, with two of it’s projected top picks (Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore) dropping out of the top five. It takes a lot for rookies to have fantasy value right away, but like always, anything is possible in due time. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 7:55 pm

2013 NBA Draft: Washington Selects Otto Porter Jr. With The No. 3 Pick

Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. (photo. Georgetown Athletics)

3. Washington: Otto Porter – Georgetown 6-8, SF 19 years old, Sophomore

This one makes sense, both in fit and in talent. Porter Jr. is an improved shooter who can play defense. As a legitimate small forward, he now gives John Wall two outside options, along with Bradley Beal. He’s not a tremendous athlete, but just as Tayshaun Prince was, he doesn’t have to be. He’s 6-8 or 6-9 and has a long wingspan. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 11, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Is Otto Porter Jr. Going To Be A Suped-Up Version Of Tayshaun Prince? These 5 Highlight Videos Say Yes

Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. (photo. Georgetown Athletics)

With the most “NBA Ready” arsenal at his disposal, coupled with the notion that he’s “the best small forward in Big East history,” Otto Porter Jr. has a lot to prove. Even though he silenced most of the haters and naysayers during his dominant sophomore season at Georgetown, where he averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31 games, there needs to be a translation on the NBA level. Read More »