Friday 23rd February 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Praises High Schoolers for Speaking Out in Favor of Gun Control

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Praises High Schoolers for Speaking Out in Favor of Gun Control

On the heels of the latest school shooting in Florida, students have started speaking out in favor of more thorough gun-control policies en masses. Walkouts have been staged. Plenty of tweets have been sent. Teenagers are doing TV interviews, addressing and verbalizing profound issues with the poise and polish that almost makes you forget they’re, [...]

February 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Joel Embiid Might Already Be Recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo to Come Play for the 76ers

Joel Embiid Might Already Be Recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo to Come Play for the 76ers

The NBA’s All-Star Weekend is known for many things—food, parties, fashion statements, great memes, awesome gifs, even a little basketball. It’s also a hotbed for tampering. How could it not be? Put that many agents, team executives and league officials in the same vicinity, and some risque discussions are bound to take place. All-Star participants, [...]

February 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James Isn’t On Board with Potential Changes to NBA Playoffs Format

LeBron James Isn’t On Board with Potential Changes to NBA Playoffs Format

LeBron James is cool with the NBA’s new method of fielding All-Star teams each and every February. He is not, however, on board with a proposed change that would send the 16 best squads to the playoffs irrespective of conference affiliation. From the Associated Press’ Tom Withers (via NBA.com): Commissioner Adam Silver recently floated a [...]

February 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Anthony Davis Admits He’s Worried About Becoming the Next Kevin Garnet if He Stays with Pelicans

Anthony Davis Admits He’s Worried About Becoming the Next Kevin Garnet if He Stays with Pelicans

Anthony Davis views Kevin Garnett as a cautionary tale. Back in May 2010, a couple years after he was traded to the Boston Celtics and just before LeBron James fled the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, The Big Ticket offered candid comments about the perils of loyalty in the NBA. He had spent 12 [...]

February 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Mychal Thompson: Klay Thompson is One of Three 2019 Free Agents Who Lakers Covet

Mychal Thompson: Klay Thompson is One of Three 2019 Free Agents Who Lakers Covet

Klay Thompson is among the handful of superstar free agents the Los Angeles want to sign in 2019…according to his father. Speaking with KNBR’s Tolbert & Lund, Mychal Thompson, a Lakers broadcaster for Spectrum Sports, said team president  Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have their eyes on his son, in addition to Jimmy [...]

February 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Following Front Office Changes, Hornets Say They Want Kemba Walker to End NBA Career in Charlotte

Following Front Office Changes, Hornets Say They Want Kemba Walker to End NBA Career in Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets do not want Kemba Walker’s future to become collateral damage of their organizational pivot. They also recognize they’re traveling a slippery slope with his next deal. On the heels of owner Michael Jordan deciding not to renew the contract of general manage Rich Cho, along with a report that stated he’s targeting [...]

February 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green Say Warriors Aren’t Concerned with Getting NBA’s Best Record

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green Say Warriors Aren’t Concerned with Getting NBA’s Best Record

If you’re like everyone else, you’re verging on shocked that the Golden State Warriors didn’t enter the All-Star break with the NBA’s best record. That honor belongs to the Houston Rockets, who have a half-game hold on Western Conference’s No. 1 seed and, by extension, the league’s highest winning percentage over the reigning champs. And [...]

February 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Teams ‘Routinely’ Ask Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie for Advice

NBA Teams ‘Routinely’ Ask Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie for Advice

Former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is not currently employed by an NBA team. He may never be employed by one again. His methods while in Philly were deemed too drastic by some, including the league itself. The Association is set for lottery reform after next season in large part because of his tanking [...]

February 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeff Hornacek Confirms Joakim Noah Has (Likely) Played Last Game with New York Knicks

Jeff Hornacek Confirms Joakim Noah Has (Likely) Played Last Game with New York Knicks

Though Joakim Noah has yet to finish out the first half of his four-year, $72.6 million with the New York Knicks, he’s somehow already played his last game in orange and blue. Head coach Jeff Hornacek confirmed that much following the team’s first practice out of the All-Star break, per Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone: Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t [...]

February 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Says It Will ‘Closely Monitor’ Investigation into Dallas Mavericks’ Toxic Workplace Culture

NBA Says It Will ‘Closely Monitor’ Investigation into Dallas Mavericks’ Toxic Workplace Culture

In light of an explosive report from Sports Illustrated‘s Jessica Luther and Jon Wertheim, the NBA announced on Tuesday night it would “closely monitor” investigations into the Dallas Mavericks’ workplace culture. Here’s the league’s official statement, per Yahoo Sports’ Dan Devine: The SI piece in question deserves your time. Luther and Wertheim spoke with former and [...]

February 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0