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All systems go for Celtics/Cavs; Portland picks its point guard


With no more preseason games and just a few days until the NBA regular season starts, all that's left to do is iron out some position battles and figure out who among the banged-up is healthy enough to suit up for Opening Night.


Shaq looks in the mirror, dunks on his reflection


Nothing against LeBron and Josh Childress, but the unique selling point of last night's Cavs/Olympiakos (Greece) game was Shaq vs. "Baby Shaq." If you don't remember, Baby Shaq is Sofoklis Schortsanitis, the big (6-9, 300-something) Tractor Traylor-looking dude who once upon a time gave Team USA problems but has since turned into the Blazers-era Shawn Kemp of the Euroleague, as his weight is a constant issue and sometimes gets in the way of his considerable skills.

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New Orleans Hornets ’09-10 NBA season preview


The NBA preseason is underway, meaning it's time again for Dime's team-by-team season previews.

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Yi Jianlian doin’ FIBA work without Yao; The next Brandon Jennings


Lately we've been calling for NBA TV to do us starving hoop fans a favor and put next month's FIBA European Championships on the air, all while forgetting the FIBA Asia Cup is actually going on right now.

Rasual Butler

Rasual Butler Traded To The Clippers


In a move to get below the luxury tax threshold after trading for Emeka Okafor, the Hornets have traded swingman Rasual Butler to the Clippers for a future second-round pick.

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’09 Free Agency: Hornets


Although the '09 NBA free agent class isn't as stacked as in years past — not to mention the League is being more thrifty than ever due to the slumping economy — teams still have holes they want to plug, and players have moves they want to make.

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David West: We Need To Get Help for CP3


David West can't openly say that Peja Stojakovic is over the hill, that Rasual Butler doesn't play with heart, and that Julian Wright stinks.


Dirk Nowitzki’s House of Pain


Add another chapter to Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash's rivalry/bromance -- this year going down as the one when Dirk symbolically closed the door on Nash's championship window from more than 500 miles away.

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