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NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime End of Season Awards: Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. First up, the hotly contested Sixth Man of the Year award. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 25 Best Dunks In The NBA This Season

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to reflect on the moments that got our hearts racing and made us jump out of our seats. I’m talking, of course, about the best dunks to take place during the year. Not including alley-oops or putback slams, this list of the top 25 dunks of the 2013-14 season purely features the traditional dunk, ranging from vicious poster slams to feats of finesse and hang time. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

5 NBA Players Who Need Freedom

Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmer Fredette was the poster boy for the “free him” campaign. The talented BYU alumni was underutilized and did not receive nearly enough minutes in the Kings system. Now not every frustrated player, feeling like he hasn’t really got his shot, gets the luxury of a buyout. There are an awful lot of players in the NBA who might be better off somewhere else. There are other players like Eric Bledsoe, James Harden and Goran Dragic who contributed steadily to their teams but reached All-Star levels in bigger roles. It’s up to the franchise brass to seek these players out and attain their services before they pop on the big stage. Obviously a 30-something-year old player isn’t magically going to become a superstar overnight but there are a lot of young players being poorly utilized. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

How Russell Westbrook Can Transform The Thunder

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Right now, courtesy of Kevin Durant, we’re witnessing one of the modern game’s most incredible scoring stretches, and that’s quite the achievement for a player who has won three NBA scoring titles. But more importantly he’s doing it at a time his team needs him the most… not only that, the Oklahoma City Thunder seem to look better than ever coming off impressive back-to-back wins against the Trail Blazers and Spurs to climb to the top of the Western Conference standings, all happening without their All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (1.17)

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (Rob Foldy/USA TODAY Sports)

BUY LOW TYSON CHANDLER, New York Knicks Pretty much nothing has gone right for Tyson Chandler this season, but the Knicks as a team have turned their season around in the last couple weeks, and they won’t be able to keep it up without their man in the middle. With Chandler averaging just 7.9 points and 7.5 rebounds on the season, you probably won’t have to give up too much for him. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kevin Durant Says He Needs To Shoot Less

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Ever since Russell Westbrook started experiencing swelling and discomfort in that surgically repaired right knee, the Thunder have floundered in his absence following a third surgery. With Russ out until after the All-Star break, the Thunder’s leader, Kevin Durant, is expected to pick up the slack left by the absence of his All-NBA teammate. Except, in an about-face from most superstars in his place, KD is worried he’s shooting the ball too much. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 13, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

We finally got it, NBA fans. We finally received our obligatory Blake Griffin dunk of the year where he embarrasses and steals the dignity of an unfortunate defender who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and attempted to foolishly defend the athletic anomaly that is the 6-10 Griffin. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Both Kevin Durant & Reggie Jackson Wreck Kenneth Faried

Kevin Durant, Quincy Miller

Kevin Durant, Quincy Miller Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

The Thunder lost to the Nuggets by a wide margin Thursday night, extending a rocky road for what was once the team with the best record in the West. Russell Westbrook is out with his third surgery in less than a year and OKC has lost four of their last six. Despite the blowout in Denver on national TV, Kevin Durant and Reggie Jackson absolutely ruined Kenneth Faried on two separate plays Thursday night. Read More »