TAG: Thaddeus Young

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Video: Game-Winning Thaddeus Young 3-Pointer

Thaddeus Young

Sixers forward Thaddeus Young only attempted 12 three-pointers in his previous two seasons with Philadelphia. Then-coach Doug Collins frowned upon advanced analytics and the mathematical importance of shooting from beyond the arc. But this year, under new coach Brett Brown, Thad is averaging 2.5 attempts per game, and knocking down almost 40 percent of those attempts. That’s why his game-winning three-pointer Wednesday night wasn’t as big a shock as if it had happened last season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Potential Trades That Could Help The New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith

We’re less than a month into the 2013-14 NBA season, but the New York Knicks have already seen a year’s worth of negative storylines. They’ve quickly plummeted to the bottom of a bad Atlantic Division; J.R. Smith has been up to his usual antics (a five-game suspension to start the season followed by a $25,000 fine for threatening tweets towards Brandon Jennings); there have been chants calling for the firing of Mike Woodson at recent home games; and Carmelo Anthony accused the team of “not even trying” after the 20-point loss to the Hawks last Saturday night. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 10:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (11.8)

Serge Ibaka

BUY LOW SERGE IBAKA, Oklahoma City Thunder Ibaka had a re-Serge-nce on Wednesday night, putting up 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, but he still has stumbled out of the gates in general. With an average of “just” 1.3 blocks, now is as good a time as ever to throw an offer someone’s way. You may have to part with a lot, but every proposal is worth a shot. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2013 / 3:45 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers

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, the rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The Top 20 Small Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LeBron James

NBA small forwards usually have that rare combination of skill, size and athleticism that makes them a terror to defend and a spectacle to watch. They must be versatile enough to play against the most agile shooting guards, and strong enough to size up against talented power forwards. So it’s not a surprise that arguably three of the 10 best players in the NBA play the three. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

10 Underrated Fantasy Players

Josh Smith

The NBA is a player’s league, so it’s easy for some to get caught up in drafting long-time All-Stars over up-and-coming studs. Aging superstars have tons of mileage on their legs and if they play for a good team, may wind up relaxing on the bench during the fantasy playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2013 / 5:00 pm

3 Players Who Need To Score More Than Ricky Rubio Next Season

Ricky Rubio

New Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders believes that Ricky Rubio needs to be a bigger scoring threat in order to take the “next step in the evolution of the point guard position.” At least, that’s what he told Fox Sports North’s Phil Ervin. Here are three players that need to score more than Rubio does next season for their teams to thrive. Read More »

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

The Top 60 Big Men In Fantasy Basketball

Dwight Howard

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 »