TAG: Trevor Ariza

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

2013-14 Fantasy Basketball All-Value Team

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

We saw many fantasy leagues this season where Isaiah Thomas wasn’t even drafted. Then there were some others where he spent weeks on the free agent list. Sacramento’s lead guard started the year as a backup before eventually earning all of the minutes after Greivis Vasquez was traded, and by that point, if you were lucky enough to have him, you reaped some huge benefits. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm

Phil Jackson Calls Out Ref, Dick Bavetta, On Twitter Over Trevor Ariza Foul

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Zen Master Phil Jackson watched the flurried finish to the Rockets-Wizards game on Wednesday night. The game was mired by a one-sided number of free throws for the Rockets (47 vs. the Wizard’s 16), culminating in a call against Trevor Ariza before the ball was inbound with 4 seconds remaining and the Wiz ahead by two. Jackson called out septuagenarian referee, Dick Bavetta, after he whistled Ariza for the infraction. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

James Harden’s Game-Winning Eurostep Layup

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

With four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Wizards up by two points, Trevor Ariza, who led Washington with 32 points, was called for a foul trying to break through Dwight Howard‘s screen before the ball was passed inbounds. Houston would go to the charity stripe for one free throw and get the ball back. After James Harden hit the free shot, the Rockets had a possibility to win the game on a two-pointer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 12:50 am

Video: Magic Rookie Victor Oladipo Neatly Threads The Needle

Victor Oladipo

Orlando lost Monday night to a Washington team that has never been at .500 in John Wall‘s entire career. Hopefully for Magic fans, Victor Oladipo doesn’t need to wait until his fourth year to say that about the Magic. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The Top 45 Small Forwards In Fantasy Basketball

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

LeBron James, Paul Pierce (photo. Nike Basketball)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that 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 spot that starts with the game’s two best players. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 11, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (3.11)

Bradley Beal

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 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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 4, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 4 Best Pickups (3.04)

Marcus Thornton

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 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 »

Smack / Feb 7, 2013 / 1:12 am

LeBron, D-Wade Take Out James Harden; Wizards Upset New York

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. David Alvarez)

In last June’s Finals, James Harden and LeBron James spent long portions of the action guarding each other. It probably was a big part of why the Beard struggled so badly, and was definitey fuel for his haters to use against his status as a potential franchise player. After watching the Heat’s 114-108 win over Houston last night, it was either an overrated factor, or Harden has gotten a lot better. Read More »

Smack / Jun 21, 2012 / 3:51 am

Miami & OKC Gear Up For Game 5; 28 Other Teams Try Catching Up

Kevin Durant

Interesting. It says here that this “National Basketball Association” has other teams besides the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. Who knew? With Wednesday being a day off from the Finals — albeit not a day off from everybody overreacting to the Finals — some of those other teams were able to borrow the spotlight while figuring out how they can get where the Heat and Thunder are right now … The lowly Hornets and even lowlier Wizards pulled off a trade: Rashard Lewis and a 2nd-round pick to New Orleans for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 20, 2012 / 2:47 pm

NBA Trade Report: Wizards Deal Rashard Lewis & Pick To Hornets For Emeka Okafor & Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza

Even though the NBA Finals have been simply fantastic, basketball fans still have a lot to look forward to this summer. If you enjoy trades, stay tuned. One of the first big bombshells dropped today. Michael Lee of the Washington Post is reporting the Wizards and Hornets have reached an agreement to send Rashard Lewis and the No. 46 pick to New Orleans for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza. Read More »