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NBA, WNBA / Jul 9, 2013 / 11:00 am

Kevin Durant, Monica Wright Engagement & The Top 5 Pro Basketball Couples

(photo. Instagram/monie222)

Kevin Durant with Fiancé Monica Wright (photo. Instagram/monnie222)

After the Minnesota Lynx took on the Phoenix Mercury Sunday night, Monica Wright claimed that she is now Kevin Durant‘s fiancé. If her assertion is true, the combination of the two professional basketball players forms a perfect symbiosis of on-court talent that could mean a future superstar if they ever decide to start a family. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / May 23, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 20 Biggest Busts In The NBA Draft Lottery Since 2000

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

After the lottery went down earlier this week, the 2013 NBA Draft is set. While this draft doesn’t appear to be particularly strong, at least on the surface, there have been other draft classes surrounded by lofty expectations. Those picking in the lottery are looking for a savior. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 9, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Report: Brooklyn Nets’ Proposed Deal For Dwight Howard May Now Involve Four Teams

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets are now working on a complicated, four-way deal that will land Dwight Howard in Brooklyn. The deal will involve 13 players, four first round picks and three million in cash changing hands. Instead of rehashing it ourselves, we’re just going to let ESPN.com take over from here. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 12, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.12 (Weekend Recap)

Ersan Ilyasova

Weekend Wonder: Ersan Ilyasova makes his debut here after averaging 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.5 threes in two games over the weekend. In that stretch, he shot 69 percent from the field, 92 percent from the free-throw line and averaged turned the ball over just once. In his last 13 games, Ilyasova has averaged top five numbers, making him a serious contender for pickup of the year. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 17, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.17

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (photo. Stephen Hill)

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger returned from a one-game absence with a bum ankle to put up 32 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and four made three-pointers last night against the Nets. He shot 50 percent (10-20) from the field, 89 percent (8-9) from the floor and had two turnovers. Granger is having a great month, averaging 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.7 threes through nine games. He’s pulled his value up into the realm of the top 35. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 16, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.16

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. Blake Peterson)

Beast of the Night: Josh Smith exploded for 30 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and two three-pointers last night. He shot 52 percent (12-23) from the field and 67 percent (4-6) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. Smith is improving his averages from month to month and continues to be a dominant fantasy asset on most nights. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 12, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Zach Wolfe)

If there’s one thing fantasy basketball owners should know, it’s that a team coached by Mike D’Antoni is a team to embrace. While his attention to offense and disregard for defense bring up valid concerns about the New York Knicks‘ real-life success, it’s pretty much gold for fantasy basketball purposes. There are two players driving the bulk of this team’s fantasy appeal, and in this type of offense there’s always the possibility of plug-and-play success for guys who fill in for injured players, especially in the backcourt. Still, as currently constructed, the Knicks do have some potential issues that diminish their fantasy luster, though not by much. Read More »

WNBA / May 16, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Candace Parker Talks Russia, Sparks & Ron Harper

Candace Parker

Candace Parker (photo. Gary B. Garman)

Mother of Lailaa; wife of Shelden; sister of Anthony. Candace Parker goes by many titles these days, but we all know her as arguably the best female athlete in the world. While she’s not in L.A. lighting it up for the Sparks, the 6-4 forward spends her offseason playing basketball overseas for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. In between her motherly duties and obligations to her Euroleage team, we were able to catch up with Candace to talk Sparks championship hopes, playing ball post-pregnancy and her idolization of Ron Harper. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2011 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

After months of speculation, we can purge ourselves and our Twitter feeds of the nauseating(ly named) “Melodrama.” Late Monday night, a big-time three-team deal took place that finally sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, among other things. There are many cogs to this machine, the trade is awaiting league approval, and the wheeling and dealing for some of these players isn’t done yet, but here’s a quick look at what we can expect in the aftermath from a fantasy perspective. Read More »

Smack / Feb 22, 2011 / 1:54 am

Carmelo, Chauncey and Amar’e: The Knicks get their own Big Three

(image. Ryan Hurst)

(image. Ryan Hurst)

Now that the deed is done, there’s one lingering question: While the Knicks certainly got better overnight by trading for Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to form a Big Three with Amar’e Stoudemire, did they improve their standing in the Eastern Conference at all? Forget the Celtics and Heat. Have the Knicks done enough to overtake the Magic, Bulls or Hawks? … In case you haven’t heard, here’s the fallout: New York gets Carmelo, Chauncey, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer (from Minnesota); Denver gets Ray Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, one first-round pick, two second-round picks and cash; and Minnesota gets Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry and a legion of happy pizza delivery guys in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area … Read More »