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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 19, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 9 Best Pickups (11.19)

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (photo. Rosie Dienhart)

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 »

Video / Sep 12, 2013 / 10:30 am

More Highlights Of John Wall Dropping 40 Points In Kentucky Alumni Game

John Wall

Kentucky’s Alumni Game is always a matchup to watch during the summer and as the university continues to churn out talent, the rosters only get crazier. This year’s game featured the likes of John Wall, Brandon Knight, Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Patrick Patterson and others. While the game wasn’t much more than matador defense and non-stop dunking, Wall did put up 40 points in the Blue Team’s 111-95 win. Brandon Knight led the losers with 30. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 19, 2012 / 11:30 am

Video: Houston’s Terrence Jones Bulldozes Jodie Meeks With A Facial Dunk

Terrence Jones

Halfway through this play Sunday night at Staples Center, Dwight Howard points to Laker teammate Jodie Meeks — slightly ahead of him — motioning where Meeks needs to be to cut off Terrence Jones in the open court. Meeks never got there in time. Without anyone to stop him, the Rockets’ rookie blew up Meeks with the full facial slam. Read More »

Smack / Nov 19, 2012 / 6:00 am

Kobe Bryant’s Triple-Double Grounds The Rockets; Rajon Rondo Barely Keeps His Streak Alive

Kobe Bryant & Panini

Back in the preseason when the Lakers had all five starters together (a rare occurrence, we know), there were stretches where they were cooking better than Walter White on Breaking Bad. Mike Brown‘s failed experiment hid for a time what we saw once more Sunday night at Staples Center: In barely third gear, this team is dangerous once again. They had 40 points after one quarter without Steve Nash, who was off doing Gangnam Style, a Dwight Howard (28 points, 13 rebounds) who claimed afterward he’s still at best 80 percent healthy and a Pau Gasol who hasn’t decided to really play. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Rookie Of The Year

Anthony Davis

The recipe for winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award is a mixture of ability and opportunity. A player has to demonstrate immense talent that then results in solid numbers to separate himself from the pack. Of course, in order to stand out as the best rookie in the league, the player has to be in a situation where he can get considerable playing time. All coaches deal with allocating minutes to rookies differently, so the situation has to be right for the rookie to get the opportunity to shine. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2012 / 3:10 am

Phoenix Gives The Green Light To Michael Beasley; Minnesota Figures Out Life After Love

Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley (photo. Dime China)

Friday meant the final day of the preseason, which means there are no more chances to prove why fringe players are worthy of making a 15-man roster. There are about three dozen guys or so around the league keeping their cell phones charged and nearby in the next 24 hours. Stressful? Yeah, we’d say so. Read More »

Smack / Oct 25, 2012 / 7:26 am

Anthony Davis outshines Nick Fury; Knicks Have Another Injury Scare

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler, Dime #33

Are you ready to get Pabloco? There’s a new unsung backup point guard in New York that’s waiting to take the world by storm, and his name is Pablo Prigioni. The 35-year-old rookie from Argentina — currently below Ray Felton and Jason Kidd on the depth chart — dropped 11 assists in the Knicks’ 97-95 overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets last night, including dimes to Steve Novak on a pair of huge three-pointers in the extra session. (And if you recall, Linsanity was born in a Knicks game against Deron Williams and the Nets.) Read More »

Smack / Oct 11, 2012 / 12:33 am

Derrick Rose Won’t Be Rushed; DeShawn Stevenson Fires Back at Deron Williams; Jeremy Lin Gets Destroyed

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

In their last preseason win over Memphis, Kirk Hinrich morphed into a red-faced monster for a five or six minute span of the third quarter, and while he had the whole crowd in the Windy City on its feet, they have to know it’s not always going to be that easy in the CHI this year. Luckily for Bulls fans, Derrick Rose told ESPN Chicago he’s not only ahead of schedule, but also that he plans to come back when he’s ready to play as opposed to sitting out the season. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Aug 10, 2012 / 11:15 am

The Top 30 NBA Prospects In The 2012-2013 Rookie Class

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

As part of our blowout rookie class and NBA Draft coverage in Dime 70, we ranked the top 30 first-year players coming into the league. To see this feature in its entirety, check out the issue now on newsstands nationwide.

As the NBA Draft is now over and rookies are infiltrating organizations throughout the league, you need to be able to keep up heading into next year. Here, I ranked the top 30 prospects of the 2012 NBA rookie class, regardless of position… Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Aug 2, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Top 10 Rookies Who Will Have The Biggest Roles In 2012-13

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (photo. UK Athletics/Britney McIntosh)

The learning curve for rookies is a sliding scale even if every rook enters the NBA dreaming of 20 and 10 a night. Only eight rookies in 2011-12 averaged more than 10 points per game. The guy who becomes the rookie of the year is one of the few whose role can make or break his team, but there’s a huge gap in the roles the rookies will be asked to tackle. While many will be given scraps of playing time, these are the 10 who will be asked to do the most in their first year in the NBA. Read More »