TAG: Tyreke Evans

NBA / Sep 19, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 10 Players With The Best Handles In The NBA

Chris Paul

Chris Paul, Dime #23

Ballhandling is one of the most essential attributes in basketball. Everything from the crossover to the Euro Step is valuable and used by a variety of different players in the NBA. Ballhandling is sort of like poetry in motion, from the way the ballhandlers dribble in-between their legs to the deceptive no-look passes to fake defense out. Regardless how you look at it, if you can handle the rock, you don’t need anyone to get you a shot… and if you don’t need anyone else to get you a shot, then that’s going to make you pretty good. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2013 / 11:51 am

The Top 10 NBA Point Guards Younger Than 25

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Instagram/russwest44)

While the position of point guard is considered one of the hardest to learn for players just entering the NBA, there is a coterie of youngsters who have started to dominate the league irrespective of their age. Rather than wait their turn, they’re pushing the Chris Paul‘s and Tony Parker‘s of the league to match their enthusiasm and skill. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 2, 2013 / 10:30 am

Video: Extended Look At Tyreke Evans & Jamal Crawford’s Epic 88-Point Duel

Jamal Crawford

If you’re talking about the most exciting players in the league, Tyreke Evans and Jamal Crawford need to be mentioned. Their epic 88-point duel in Crawford’s Pro Am All-Star Game was one of the highlights of the summer, and now we have an extended look at all of the action. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

James Harden (photo. @jharden13)

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. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 29, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 37 Point Guards In Fantasy Basketball

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime believe that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be breaking down each position into tiers, starting with one of the deepest in today’s game. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jul 29, 2013 / 10:30 am

Jamal Crawford & Tyreke Evans Put On An Insane Dribbling Exhibition; Combine For 88 Points

Tyreke Evans

If you’re talking playground tricks and crowd-pleasing moves, Jamal Crawford and Tyreke Evans have to be two of the NBA’s best. The Professor dubbed J-Cross the most exciting ballhandler to watch in the league, and in the past, we’ve christened ‘Reke as the same. This weekend at the 2013 Jamal Crawford Pro Am All-Star Game, they went head-to-head in a nasty duel, bringing out all of the tricks while combining for 88 points. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 19, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The 2013-14 Head-to-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

There’s nothing better than beating down a different opponent every week as opposed to the monotony of rotisserie. All of the trash-talking among friends is fun, but the biggest advantage of head-to-head is that there’s no shame in punting a category. That’s why it doesn’t matter when guys like Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo miss 1,000 free throws, or John Wall and Ricky Rubio clank 1,000 threes. All that ground can be made up elsewhere. Read More »

NBA / Jul 16, 2013 / 1:31 pm

Dime Q&A: Tyreke Evans Reveals His True Position & What Will Motivate Him In New Orleans

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)

Not long ago, people referred to Tyreke Evans as a mini LeBron. We were talking All-Star Games, possible MVP selections and championships. But somewhere along the way, his national standing took a hit, and Sacramento eventually moved on without him. Now that he’s getting a fresh start in New Orleans, it’s time for Evans to reclaim his status as one of the best young talents in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Jul 11, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Who’s Better: Tyreke Evans Or J.R. Smith?

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)

If we’re classifying NBA players by their offensive style of play, you couldn’t find too many players further apart than Tyreke Evans and J.R. Smith. Take away the cliched responses that they’re both offensive-happy players who only want to watch themselves dribble and shoot and you have Smith, a career sixth man who can stroke it from deep but sometimes struggles to penetrate off the bounce, a guy who’s always been better than advertised as a defender… and Evans, a player with star potential who can’t shoot at all but loves to breakdown any defense in the league, and a guy who has the physical attributes to be a really solid defender. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 8, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Summer Fantasy Basketball Fallout: How 12 Free Agency Moves Altered The NBA Landscape

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »