Saturday 19th August 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

FYI LeBron: Some People Expect Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls to Reach Buyout Agreement Eventually

FYI LeBron: Some People Expect Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls to Reach Buyout Agreement Eventually

Dwyane Wade probably won’t be finishing next season with the Chicago Bulls. That was the sentiment people within organization conveyed to ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell when forecasting the guard’s future, or lack thereof, in the Windy City: From a pure basketball perspective, it appears the Bulls are well-equipped to do just that. Dwyane Wade isn’t expected to be [...]

August 17, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Met In Person for Reasons Unknown

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Met In Person for Reasons Unknown

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are cool! Only not in the way you think. And only maybe. Here’s what ESPN’s Tony Rizzo said while making an appearance on The Really Big Show (h/t King James Gospel’s Jackson Flickinger): From very reliable sources. Plural. Kyrie and LeBron were in the same room over the weekend in Florida…Apparently these guys were [...]

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New York Knicks Not Interested in Trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving

New York Knicks Not Interested in Trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving

Deep breaths, New York Knicks fans. Your notoriously inept team has no plans to dangle Kristaps Porzingis in a deal for Kyrie Irving. From Newsday‘s Steven Marcus and Mike Rose: The Knicks don’t appear interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis, including a possible deal for Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, according to a league source. . . [...]

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LeBron James’ Relationship with Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert ‘Beyond Repair’

LeBron James’ Relationship with Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert ‘Beyond Repair’

If LeBron James ends up leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in 2018, look no further than his relationship with owner Dan Gilbert to explain why. Apparently. According to longtime NBA reporter Chris Sheridan: This report was met with rebukes from Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico and Fox Sports 1’s Chris Broussard: Get [...]

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James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy has set a demonstratively high bar for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. TMZ caught up with the Hall of Famer and Lakers legend, and they asked him about young Lonzo, because why the frick not? It’s August. What else are they supposed to ask him about. Anywho, his take on Lonzo? He [...]

August 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Penny Hardaway Actually Does Think Kawhi Leonard is an NBA Superstar

Penny Hardaway Actually Does Think Kawhi Leonard is an NBA Superstar

Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar in the eyes of Penny Hardaway. Actually, strike that, yes he is. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM NBA radio, the 14-year, retired NBA veteran was asked about whether the San Antonio Spurs’ best player, and 2014 NBA Finals MVP, and 2016 runner-up MVP, was a superstar. His response [...]

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Josh Jackson Doesn’t Think Phoenix Suns will Strike Trade with Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Josh Jackson Doesn’t Think Phoenix Suns will Strike Trade with Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Josh Jackson doesn’t seem fazed by the Kyrie Irving trade rumors. He doesn’t even think the Phoenix Suns are going to get him. Asked about the situation during a recent appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the rookie placed little to no weight in the rumor mill (via CBS Sports’ Jack Maloney): “I think if that [...]

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During NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving Went ‘Days’ without Talking to Cavaliers Teammates in Practice

During NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving Went ‘Days’ without Talking to Cavaliers Teammates in Practice

Kyrie Irving was not the most social member of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA playoffs. While making an appearance on  The BBall Breakdown Podcast, ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin relayed an anecdote told to him by James Jones, who says that Irving went days without speaking to his teammates in practice during the postseason. Here’s the transcription, courtesy [...]

August 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

New York Knicks and Houston Rockets ‘Re-Engage’ in Carmelo Anthony Trade Negotiations

New York Knicks and Houston Rockets ‘Re-Engage’ in Carmelo Anthony Trade Negotiations

You know what we haven’t enjoyed enough of in recent weeks? Carmelo Anthony updates! The latest from ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski has the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets renewing trade negotiations, with only one twist: There is no new twist! Per Woj: The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with [...]

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Kevin Durant Says He Accepted Pay Cut to ‘Keep This Thing’ with the Golden State Warriors Going

Kevin Durant Says He Accepted Pay Cut to ‘Keep This Thing’ with the Golden State Warriors Going

Things aren’t always what they seem in the NBA. The pay cut Kevin Durant accepted in his new two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors is not one of them. He took the discount for the exact reason you think he did—to keep the reigning champs together. Here’s what Durant told The Athletic‘s Anthony Slater of [...]

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