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Smack / Jun 21, 2010 / 8:00 am

Chris Bosh wants A-List money

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh was supposed to go into this summer as the NBA’s most sought-after sidekick, but CB4 wants to be treated like a go-to guy. “I don’t want to be mentioned as an addition to the team. I want to be mentioned as the guy that people want to center their team around,” Bosh was quoted in an NBA.com article. You think he shouldn’t get treated like a franchise guy? Look at each NBA champion from the last decade: the 2010 and ’09 Lakers had Pau Gasol; the ’08 Celtics had KG; the ’07, ’05 and ’03 Spurs had Duncan; the ’06 Heat had Shaq; the ’04 Pistons had Ben Wallace and ‘Sheed; and the three-peat Lakers had Shaq. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 3, 2010 / 3:40 pm

Dime NBA Mock Draft, Avery Bradley jumps into the Top 10

Avery Bradley at Texas

The NBA Draft combine at Chicago’s A.T.T.A.C.K. Center was uneventful in the sense that nobody greatly improved or drastically torpedoed their stock. Measurements were taken, interviews were done, and that was about it. No incredible shrinking Mike Beasley or Kevin Durant power lifting exhibitions this year.

So three weeks before the draft, individual workouts and, you know, game footage will take precedence as teams close in on their picks. This updated mock draft is a combination of what we think teams should do, and what we think they will do: Read More »

Smack / May 21, 2010 / 12:01 am

Suns, Magic looking for answers; 2010 Rookies looking to impress

Amar'e on Dime #52

By deciding to throw shade on Lamar Odom‘s increasingly beastly performance (18 ppg, 15 rpg) in the Western Conference Finals, Amar’e Stoudemire made himself an easy scapegoat for the struggling Suns. Maybe if Amar’e hadn’t said anything, the fact that he’s grabbing only 4.5 boards per game wouldn’t be getting more attention than his solid point production (20.5 ppg), or maybe some people would ignore that the Lakers are actually targeting Amar’e on the defensive end and feeding whoever he’s guarding. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 19, 2010 / 11:15 am

Dime NBA Mock Draft, DeMarcus Cousins Drops to Golden State

Evan Turner at Ohio State

While last night’s immediate Lottery fallout was all about the Washington Wizards and John Wall, now we can begin to get an idea of how the rest of the draft will play out after the top spot. This is the first of many Dime mock drafts leading up to June 24. As usual, it’s a combination of what we think teams should do and what we think they will do: Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 12, 2010 / 4:11 pm

NBA Draft Update: Wes Johnson, Devin Ebanks going pro; Willie Warren in trouble

With the early-entry deadline for this year’s NBA Draft getting closer, the list of underclassmen throwing their names in the hat is growing. Today it’s Syracuse junior SF Wes Johnson and West Virginia SF Devin Ebanks.

Johnson, the reigning Big East Player of the Year, is a projected Top-5 or Top-10 pick. Ebanks is slated to go somewhere in the Lottery or later in the first round.

There was some bad news for another early entrant, Oklahoma’s Willie Warren. Read More »

College, NBA / Feb 9, 2010 / 8:00 am

Milwaukee Bucks’ Jodie Meeks & Hakim Warrick Talk Kentucky / Syracuse and Living the NBA Life

Milwaukee Bucks

This past Friday when I was at Madison Square Garden to watch Knicks/Bucks, I got up with Milwaukee’s Jodie Meeks and Hakim Warrick before the game. With Meeks, a rookie from Kentucky, we chatted about his year so far, the rules of the road and his thoughts on John Wall. With Hak, a five-year pro from Syracuse, we talked about comparisons with Wes Johnson, the best pro advice he never received and his PlayStation addiction. Oh yea, and both of these guys think their alma mater (currently No. 2 and No. 3 in the nation) can win the National Championship. It all plays out in the interviews below… Read More »