TAG: Samuel Dalembert

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts

RoyHibbert

Tim Duncan (photo. Mannion)

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 9, 2013 / 1:24 pm

The Top 60 Big Men In Fantasy Basketball

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (design. Ryan Hurst)

While the whole country is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. We’re in the process of breaking down each position into tiers, continuing in this post with the top spot belonging to the most sought-after free agent in the summer of 2013. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2013 / 11:30 am

How To Fix The Milwaukee Bucks: Decide Between Brandon Jennings & Monta Ellis

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (photo. Michael Starghill)

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves back in the postseason after a three-year absence this year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Eastern Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Jason Terry

Jason Terry (photo. Reebok)

The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Among Josh Smith Trade Rumors, His 5 Best Deadline Scenarios

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

Atlanta forward Josh Smith is reportedly on the move by 3 p.m. tomorrow’s deadline. After telling him that they would not offer him a maximum contract, Atlanta’s front office is looking to take a page out of Orlando’s book from Dwight Howard, and bring back valuable pieces for their star rather than losing him to free agency. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 17, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.17

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

Beast of the Night: Al Jefferson took full advantage of a triple-overtime marathon against the Mavericks, posting 28 points, 26 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in more than 54 minutes of burn. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and had one turnover. For the season, Jefferson has exceeded expectations by producing top six averages. Barring major changes in the Jazz’s roster or Jefferson’s health, he should be viewed as a first-round player in next year’s drafts. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 10, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Channing Frye Posterizes Samuel Dalembert

Channing Frye

As we wrote in Smack, Channing Frye surprised everyone last night with what was probably the best dunk of his career. But no one got caught slipping more than Samuel Dalembert. The best part of this though is the aftermath when Big Sam is so flabbergasted that you can see him in the background cheesing like Will Ferrell in Elf. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 26, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 1.26

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Beast of the Night: Stephen Curry finished with 32 points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and six three-pointers last night. He shot 63 percent (12-19) from the field, 67 percent (2-3) from the free-throw line and had just one turnover in 38 minutes of play. Curry has racked up 74 minutes of run in his last two games, which is a good sign that his ankle is fine for the time being. Barring any further setbacks, he’ll handsomely reward owners who bought low or exercised patience on him. Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2012 / 2:11 am

LeBron Proves He Is The King; Dallas Snatches A Win In Utah

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

Oklahoma City didn’t play Thursday, but try telling Thunder fans it wasn’t a victory. Guard Russell Westbrook went all Boomer Sooner by signing a five-year, $80-million extension. The deal brought praise for GM Sam Presti and hailed Westbrook, slammed for being a “shoots-lots” guard, for his unselfishness: “Instead, Westbrook delivered to his teammates, his organization and this city a blessed gift. Expansion of the Thunder’s window of opportunity to turn Oklahoma City into Titletown. … No promises beyond 2016, but until then, barring catastrophic injury, an oil-and-gas bust or general manager Sam Presti losing his senses, the Thunder is set for five years of excellent basketball,” the Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel wrote. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 17, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 1.17

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Beast of the Night: Joe Johnson posted 27 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, three blocks and three three-pointers last night. He shot 45 percent (9-20) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the free-throw line and turned the ball over once. Johnson has really turned things up a notch lately and is putting up top 40 numbers so far this season, a notable improvement from last year’s disappointing averages. There’s not much reason to think he can’t keep this up. Read More »