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NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 11:15 am

Put Up Or Shut Up: Damian Lillard, Blazers Know Defense Is The Key

Damian Lillard

There’s no question that the Portland Trail Blazers made significant upgrades to their roster over the summer. They added a more formidable frontcourt presence in Robin Lopez, a highly serviceable backup point guard in Mo Williams, and a potentially intriguing prospect in Thomas Robinson. Through a series of carefully-orchestrated moves, general manager Neil Olshey managed to not only bolster a bench rotation that was literally the worst in the league last season, he did it without breaking the bank or coughing up any valuable assets. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 10:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard

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 Portland Trail Blazers team that could sneak into the tough Western Conference with an improved bench. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

How The Trail Blazers’ Offseason Turned Them Into Real Contenders For The Playoffs

Dorrell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, Earl Watson (photo. Instagram/trailblazers)

Aside from the 2012-13 ROY Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers fans did not have a lot to get excited about last season. They badly whiffed on the playoffs after losing their final 13 games to finish a dismal 33-49. But during the off-season, GM Neil Olshey didn’t sit idly, content with a starter-heavy roster that collapsed down the stretch. The Blazers totally refurbished their bench, and now they’re one of many teams hoping for a place in next season’s Western Conference playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 5, 2013 / 10:00 am

Tyreke Evans Finally Traded To New Orleans In 3-Team Deal

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans will now definitely be moving on to New Orleans, as Sacramento, Portland and the Pelicans have agreed on a three-team deal. This is the perfect situation for Evans. We’ve outlined why in the past, but between Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Evans, New Orleans now has one of the most talented backcourts in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Mar 19, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez Responds to Criticisms of His Game & Dunking On His Twin Brother

Brook Lopez

The Brooklyn Nets embarked on an eight-game road trip last night in Detroit after just their second loss in six games on Sunday night to Atlanta. On Saturday, Brook Lopez ducked into (he’s always ducking) the Old Navy store across the street from the spaceship in Brooklyn known as the Barclays Center. After signing autographs for an hour, he was kind enough to give us a few minutes to talk defense, rebounding and that fantastic dunk on his twin brother, Robin Lopez. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 13, 2013 / 2:39 am

Double Trouble: Brook Lopez Posterizes His Twin Brother Robin

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NBA / Feb 22, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 5 Twins In NBA History

Brook Lopez

The trade deadline came and went without the same kind of hoopla that fans have been accustomed to, to the degree that the biggest name moved was J.J. Redick being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks at the last minute. However, it was a trade first reported Wednesday that should have piqued the interest of fans. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

Eric Gordon

The New Orleans Hornets (they’re not the Pelicans just yet) are a team in flux. They started the year with the specious ROY, Anthony Davis, and his inexorable brow grabbing most of the headlines. But it didn’t last. Davis went down with an ankle injury. Plus, after matching Phoenix’s offer sheet for the off guard they got in the Chris Paul trade, Eric Gordon, they waited for him to recover from a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his right knee. Read More »

Smack / Dec 27, 2012 / 2:50 am

The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrassed

Kenneth Faried

A great recipe for disaster – at least if you’re the Lakers – is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and last night, not even 40 from Kobe Bryant was enough. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 21, 2012 / 7:00 pm

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 12.21

Brandon Knight

As the first leg of the NBA season comes to a close, player values are starting to fall in place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics begin to even out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers slowly work their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Here are this week’s top risers and fallers in fantasy basketball. Read More »