The Celtics’ backup point guard, Phil Pressey, had some pretty big shoes to fill last night in Boston. While the C’s lost with Pressey at the helm, he did have a very Rajon Rondo stat line: nine points, 10 assists in 42 minutes. One of those dimes featured a hike pass between his legs that had to make Rondo proud of the rookie. Read More »
Terrence Ross (photo. John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »
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, a young, rebuilding Boston Celtics team reeling from the loss of two leaders and the absence of an injured point guard. Read More »
Seth Curry (photo. Jon Gardiner, Duke Photography)
Didn’t get your name called at the NBA Draft? There is still a chance to prove redemption. A lot of talented players failed to get drafted, partly due to the higher level of international talent pushing some college stars out of the second round. Read More »
After every decision, you are either inherently happy or slip into the dangerous world of having buyer’s remorse. That will stem from differing reasons, depending on the situation or the individual. After the NBA Draft came to a close, one fact was very apparent: Some of the early entry candidates from college have to be re-thinking their decision. Read More »
Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel. (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)
Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »
*Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Missouri. Read More »
Between the time that we’re writing this and the time you’re going to read it, the domain name Woodsanity.com will probably be off the market. The Knicks are 2-0 under interim head coach Mike Woodson, which means according to the rules of Linsanity, he should immediately be named NBA Coach of the Year and the MSG team shop should’ve started mass-producing bald wigs and fake Woodson beards yesterday. Woodsanity, baby! Try to catch up … Read More »
When my buddy Nils Wagner from Hoopmixtape says that a dunk is one of the craziest he’s ever seen, that statement carries some weight. Check out Missouri-bound guard Phil Pressey (who we featured in Dime #49) dunk on his future college teammate Tony Mitchell at the TABC All-Star Game in San Antonio. Did we mention that Pressey is listed at 5-10 and Mitchell at 6-8? Crazy!