Thursday 19th April 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Tyronn Lue Wants Cavaliers’ Supporting Cast to Give LeBron James More Help in Pacers Series

Tyronn Lue Wants Cavaliers’ Supporting Cast to Give LeBron James More Help in Pacers Series

LeBron James scored the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first 16 points and outscored the Indiana Pacers on his own in the opening frame to kick off his team’s Game 2 victory on Wednesday. It was all downhill from there. Despite leading by as many as 18 points and entering the second quarter with a 15-point advantage, the [...]

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Ettore Messina will Serve as Spurs Interim Head Coach After Passing of Gregg Popovich’s Wife

Ettore Messina will Serve as Spurs Interim Head Coach After Passing of Gregg Popovich’s Wife

The San Antonio Spurs announced on Wednesday that Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin, passed away. The two were married for four decades, and she had apparently been sick for quite a while. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford released the following statement in the aftermath of Erin’s passing: LeBron James also sent his prayers and well-wishes to [...]

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LOL Alert: Jazz GM Threatened to Fire Anyone Who Leaked Details of Donovan Mitchell’s Pre-Draft Workout

LOL Alert: Jazz GM Threatened to Fire Anyone Who Leaked Details of Donovan Mitchell’s Pre-Draft Workout

Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey badly wanted to make sure Donovan Mitchell would still be on the board when his team was on the clock, at No. 13, during last year’s draft. How badly? So badly, he apparently threatened to fire anyone who leaked any details of Mitchell’s pre-draft workout, and how well it [...]

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Knicks Owner James Dolan Says Kristaps Porzingis Could Potentially Miss All of 2018-19

Knicks Owner James Dolan Says Kristaps Porzingis Could Potentially Miss All of 2018-19

New York Knicks owner James Dolan has given his latest bi-quarterly interview or whatever, and he comes bearing some rather noteworthy news: Kristaps Porzingis could miss all of next season. From Dolan’s interview with the New York Post‘s Larry Brooks: “I’ve been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don’t [...]

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Joel Embiid at Risk of Permanently Damaging Left Eye if Philadelphia 76ers Rush Him Back

Joel Embiid at Risk of Permanently Damaging Left Eye if Philadelphia 76ers Rush Him Back

Joel Embiid really wants to rejoin the Philadelphia 76ers’ rotation. We always knew that, and it became infinitely more clear following the team’s Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, when he posted some not-suitable-for-work sentiments on his Instagram. But if you think him applying passive-aggressive pressure to the Sixers will get them to rush, [...]

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Paging Thibs: Jeff Teague Really Wants Timberwolves to Get Karl-Anthony Towns the Ball More

Paging Thibs: Jeff Teague Really Wants Timberwolves to Get Karl-Anthony Towns the Ball More

Karl-Anthony Towns attempted just nine shots during the Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets. Jeff Teague wants that to change in Game 2…and beyond. From the Pioneer Press‘ Jace Frederick and The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski: Teague has a point here. People much smarter than myself have pointed out that the Timberwolves too often [...]

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Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra Hopes David Fizdale Ends Up with Western Conference Gig

Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra Hopes David Fizdale Ends Up with Western Conference Gig

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has so much respect for David Fizdale, his former assistant, that he hopes the 43-year-old takes a job with a Western Conference team this summer. Here’s the full context of Spo’s sentiments, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: This is quite the endorsement. Spo is one of the best coaches in [...]

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Dwyane Wade Unsure Whether He’ll Return to Heat for 16th NBA Season in 2018-19

Dwyane Wade Unsure Whether He’ll Return to Heat for 16th NBA Season in 2018-19

If you felt a sense of finality following Dwyane Wade’s 26-point detonation during the Miami Heat’s Game 2 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, you’re probably not alone. You’re also not necessarily feeling something that’s there. On the flip side, you’re not exactly wrong either. Wade hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll return for a [...]

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Knicks Have Yet to Show Interest in Jeff Van Gundy During Search for New Head Coach

Knicks Have Yet to Show Interest in Jeff Van Gundy During Search for New Head Coach

It doesn’t sound like Jeff Van Gundy will be competing with ESPN colleague Mark Jackson in the New York Knicks’ head-coaching sweepstakes. Though Van Gundy’s name is one among many that has been floated around as a potential replacement for the fired Jeff Hornacek, ESPN.com’s Ian Begley reports the franchise doesn’t have any interest in [...]

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It Seems Like Joel Embiid Really Wants to Rejoin 76ers Following Game 2 Loss to Heat

It Seems Like Joel Embiid Really Wants to Rejoin 76ers Following Game 2 Loss to Heat

Joel Embiid seems like he’s done watching the Philadelphia 76ers’ playoff campaign unfold from the sidelines. The big man has missed the past 10 games, both regular season and postseason, after having surgery to repair an orbital fracture near his left eye. Though the Sixers won the first nine of those contests without him, their [...]

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