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Gerald Wallace is a straight up PIMP!

The Fig Cap: I’m The Don “Magic” Juan of Basketball… Just Call Me Huggy G!

Does anyone maximize their athleticism more than Gerald Wallace?  After only one season at Alabama, Wallace came out early and was drafted by the Kings towards the end of the first round based solely on his jumping jack ability and very raw tools.  Seriously, it’s not like Wallace was lighting it up in college either, averaging less than 10 points and six boards a game, as well as shoot 44% from the field and 57% from the line.  Yeah, that’s pretty ugly.  However, Crash did average over a block and steal a game and he did have that athleticism.

So, why mention all of this?  Well, it seems that that raw nature of Wallace’s game is starting to smooth out, pimp-style!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft 2007 Round 3, Pick 6 - Gerald Wallace


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Josh Smith aka J-SmooveJ-Smoove! Yo, we ain’t got nuthin’ to prove! J-Smoove! Yo, we ain’t got nuthin’ to prove! J-Smoove! Yo, we ain’t got nuthin’ to prove! J-Smoove! Yo, we ain’t got nuthin’ to PROOOOOOOVE.

If you are too young, or too cool to remember Fu-Schnickens, then that’s too bad. That was a pretty hype track way back when. Maybe Atlanta needs to take hold of my riff on it and adopt it as Josh Smith’s theme song.

Round 2, Pick 7: Josh Smith, SG/SF Atlanta Hawks

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 2, Pick 7 - Josh Smith


Dwight Kissing Rim

The Fig Cap: “Shoot, my game is so pretty, the rim should kiss me back!”

Yes, the love continues for Orlando Magic players with ‘Shard going with the previous pick, but have no fear, Tony Battie won’t be the next selection.  And neither will Pat Garrity.  However, the Man-Child, Dwight Howard IS being chosen here and some of it does have to do with that aforementioned ‘Shard guy.  Right off the bat, I’ll say that both are getting pay-haid after signing new contracts with the Magic and it’s fitting that they are both in the money at the same time because both of their values could go hand-in-hand with how they play off of each other.

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 2, Pick 6 - Dwight Howard


Rashard Lewis

Wow, can you believe that Rashard Lewis was selected in Round 3, pick 4 last year? A lot has changed since then - Brittney Spears is divorced, Paris Hilton was in jail, Rosie O’Donnell quit “The View,” and eventually replaced by Whoopi Goldberg. Jeez, I need to put down those gossip magazines!  (ED: No doubt, woman!)

In the fantasy basketball world, prior to the Kevin Garnett trade, one of the major headlines this offseason was the free agent signing of Rashard Lewis by the Orlando Magic. The Magic was looking for a 3-point presence to help prevent defenses from collapsing in on the man-child, Dwight Howard. In Rashard Lewis they have that 3-point presence and a lot more!

Round 2, Pick 5: Rashard Lewis, SF, Orlando Magic

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 2, Pick 5


DescriptionYou probably have read reports that Dwyane Wade’s recovery from his shoulder surgery may force him to miss this year’s training camp and could miss the start of the regular season. Wade is arguably a Top 6 fantasy pick and with him dropping to the 9th pick it makes him a reasonable gamble. I like to compare it to taking the sexy, smart, athletic, talented valedictorian to your prom. She is not only easy on the eyes; she has a great sense of humor, cool with your friends and likes your parents. She is pretty darn close to the complete package. Imagine on prom night, you go over to her house to pick her up and you end up waiting two hours for her to get ready - would you kick her to the curb?  Probably not unless you have aspirations to mold your life after Andy Stitzer, the 40 year-old Virgin.  Better late then never to the prom. It is not certain how many games he may miss at the beginning of the regular season, but when Wade does play he is a fantasy stat stuffer. 

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007 Round 1, Pick 9


Gilbert Getting Jiggy

Fig Cap: Gil Zero Is Like A Super Almond Joy… Sometimes He Feels Like A Nut, Sometimes He Still Does!

Oh man… the stars in the Dropping Dimes universe just seem aligned as such that I write about all the crazies, huh?  Last year, Alvin got to do the honors of writing about HIBACHI!  Check it here.

In any case, Gilbert Arenas is a little nutty.  The boy can obviously ball with the best of them… he just adds some flair and character to his persona with some of the things he does off and on the court.  Regardless, all I know is that the man puts up some pretty damn good numbers that make me do the Chris Rock eye bulging out of his face thing and pop lock Justin Timberlake style… not that I was paying close attention to every detail of JT’s slide step utilizing his big toe to provide the effect of gliding.  I’m just saying.

Anyway… check out the stats the past three years and you’ll see why it’s easy to get excited:

2004-05: 80 G; 40:53 Min; 43.1 FG%; 2.6 3PTM; 81.4 FT%; 4.7 RPG; 5.1 APG; 3.0 TO; 1.7 SPG; 0.3 BPG; 25.5 PPG
2005-06: 80 G; 42:17 Min; 44.7 FG%; 2.5 3PTM; 82.0 FT%; 3.5 RPG; 6.1 APG; 3.7 TO; 2.0 SPG; 0.3 BPG; 29.3 PPG
2006-07: 74 G; 39:47 Min; 41.8 FG%; 2.8 3PTM; 84.4 FT%; 4.6 RPG; 6.0 APG; 3.2 TO; 1.9 SPG; 0.2 BPG; 28.5 PPG

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 1, Pick 6


Sorry that there have not been many posts here on Dropping Dimes this week. Hopefully you are gearing up for head-to-head playoffs next week, or setting your team to cruise control in a roto league. Let’s catch up on last night’s action.

Sorry there’s no picture and Fig Cap…I’m late for work!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: March 21, 2007


Description Time to look ahead to the fantasy playoffs! Although there is definitely a luck factor in head-to-head play, these leagues are a lot of fun. This primer assumes your weekly match-up starts on the Monday of the week, and ends on the Sunday. In Yahoo! leagues, the h2h playoffs start during Week 22, March 26-April 1. These leagues also tend to extend championship week to include the few days at the end of the season. So below, you will see a “Week 24+” designation, which includes games to be played between April 9th and April 18th.

Use this primer to evaluate your current roster and each player’s fantasy playoff schedule. Manipulating the number of games played in each playoff week could be the edge you need to win your fantasy league. Is Lebron the guy to bring you the bling-bling? Check it out below to find out!

Click to continue reading Dime Day: Playoff Primer


Andrea BargnaniDropping Dimes On The Daily is all about the team looking at the previous night’s performances and mentioning those that did pretty goodly and those that did pretty badly.  Goodly is a word, right?  Anyway, this will be a quick look around the league, so don’t expect a ton of text, just some daily fantasy basketball goodness!!!  Please note that this is the fantasy basketball section of ElevationMag.com’s Daily Top Picks. Check it out and see your daily rumors, quotes, headlines, and facts!  But read the fantasy section HERE!

The Fig Cap: Il Mago has ill moves!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: March 1, 2007


Dwyane Wade injuried

Will the injuries ever stop this season?!? Fantasy ballers need a bottle of Pepto Bismol to stomach all the injuries this year. This year, fantasy championships could be a war of attrition – the healthiest team may have the best chance to take the championship in your league. This session of the Injury Lowdown will look into the slew of recent injuries.

Click to continue reading Injury Lowdown - Guards Needed!


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