Saturday 21st October 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

New York Knicks Voted Carmelo Anthony, Now of the Thunder, ‘Teammate of the Year’ for 2016-17

New York Knicks Voted Carmelo Anthony, Now of the Thunder, ‘Teammate of the Year’ for 2016-17

Carmelo Anthony is no longer with the New York Knicks, but his former teammates have not forgotten about him. And how could they? After all, he was New York’s Teammate of the Year in 2016-17. Yup, true story. Here’s the lowdown from ESPN.com’s Ian Begley, with some fire sentiments from Lance Thomas:  A few months [...]

October 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

DeMarcus Cousins Thinks Pelicans Can Set NBA’s ‘New Trend’ with Him and Anthony Davis Up Front

DeMarcus Cousins Thinks Pelicans Can Set NBA’s ‘New Trend’ with Him and Anthony Davis Up Front

DeMarcus Cousins is ready to wage war against the NBA’s small-ball era alongside Anthony Davis. Ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans’ season-opener, which they lost, Cousins said he believed his team’s dual-big model could spur a movement of its own, per The Times-Picayune‘s William Guillory: I was always a guy that tried to do things a [...]

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Kevin Love on Cleveland Cavaliers Moving Him to Center: ‘It’s Been a Little Different’

Kevin Love on Cleveland Cavaliers Moving Him to Center: ‘It’s Been a Little Different’

Kevin Love isn’t unconditionally enjoying his move to the center spot. But he’s not not enjoying it either. As he told reporters, per Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, he’s still in the figuring-shit-out stages of the switch: “It’s been a little bit of a change for me,” Love admitted. “I still find myself spacing a little bit wanting [...]

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Chris Paul on Playing, and Watching, James Harden as Member of the Rockets: ‘He’s Unreal’

Chris Paul on Playing, and Watching, James Harden as Member of the Rockets: ‘He’s Unreal’

Chris Paul is just like you—provided, of course, you also enjoy watching James Harden play. The Houston Rockets’ new point guard, who missed the team’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday with a knee bruise, continues to revel in seeing Harden operate, almost to a fault, per ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon: “One of the biggest [...]

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Chandler Parsons on Memphis Grizzlies Fans Booing Him During Win Over Pelicans: ‘It’s Tastless’

Chandler Parsons on Memphis Grizzlies Fans Booing Him During Win Over Pelicans: ‘It’s Tastless’

Chandler Parsons getting booed during the Memphis Grizzlies’ opening-night win over the New Orleans Pelicans wouldn’t be news…if it wasn’t for the fact he was playing in Memphis. A sector of Grizzlies fans are clearly unhappy that he appeared in 34 games during the first season of a four-year, $94 million before suffering a third [...]

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Brooklyn Nets Lose Jeremy Lin for Rest of 2017-18 Season with Patellar Tendon Rupture

Brooklyn Nets Lose Jeremy Lin for Rest of 2017-18 Season with Patellar Tendon Rupture

Jeremy Lin’s short time with the Brooklyn Nets has been riddled by injury, and nothing, apparently, is going to change. As first reported by ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and then soon after announced by the team, Lin suffered a ruptured patellar tendon during Brooklyn’s opening-night loss to the Indiana Pacers and will miss the rest of [...]

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Kristaps Porzingis Plans to Defend Carmelo Anthony When Knicks Take on Thunder

Kristaps Porzingis Plans to Defend Carmelo Anthony When Knicks Take on Thunder

Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks will get an early lesson in why the 7’3″ skyscraper has no business playing power forward for long stretches at a time. Like, a really early lesson. As in, during their first game. The Knicks tip off their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, which means [...]

October 18, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavaliers Players Were Upset Cleveland Planned to Show Kyrie Irving Tribute Video (That Ended Up Not Playing)

Cavaliers Players Were Upset Cleveland Planned to Show Kyrie Irving Tribute Video (That Ended Up Not Playing)

The Cleveland Cavaliers planned to play a Kyrie Irving tribute video on opening night, when the point guard visited Quicken Loans Arena for the first time as an opponent. They never did. And why not? Well, that much is up for debate. Here’s one potential reason, per Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon: According to team spokesman Tad [...]

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LeBron James Says ‘I’m Out of Shape’…After Almost Tallying Triple-Double Versus Boston Celtics

LeBron James Says ‘I’m Out of Shape’…After Almost Tallying Triple-Double Versus Boston Celtics

LeBron James is here to remind us all that he puts each and every one of us to shame. Most would be content with the line he turned in during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ opening-night victory over the Boston Celtics: 29 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks. Sure, he turned the ball over four [...]

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Draymond Green Says “I’ll Be Good, I’m Fine” After Suffering Knee Injury in Warriors’ Loss to Rockets

Draymond Green Says “I’ll Be Good, I’m Fine” After Suffering Knee Injury in Warriors’ Loss to Rockets

As if blowing a 17-point lead against the Houston Rockets on opening night wasn’t enough, the Golden State Warriors also lost Draymond Green. It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss, or whether he’ll sit out at all, but he suffered a knee injury at the end of the third quarter that prevented him from playing [...]

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