Thursday 23rd March 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Pau Gasol on Shooting More 3s with Spurs: ‘I’m Trying to Survive in This League’

Pau Gasol on Shooting More 3s with Spurs: ‘I’m Trying to Survive in This League’

In comparison to other NBA teams, the San Antonio Spurs don’t shoot a ton of three-pointers. They average 24 long-ball attempts per 100 possessions—24th in the league. They hit them at a high clip (39.5) percent, but they emphasize an older-school style dedicated to dictating the pace and operating in the half-court. And yet, Pau [...]

March 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Could be Reunited with Orlando Magic ‘Down the Road’

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Could be Reunited with Orlando Magic ‘Down the Road’

Doc Rivers and the Orlando Magic, together again? It could happen. And soon. Or maybe not soon. Or at all. From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: There has been persistent chatter for weeks on the NBA’s front-office grapevine that the Orlando Magic and Rivers will explore a reunion down the road. Now, you’re certainly not alone if [...]

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Miami Heat Don’t Have Timetable for Dion Waiters’ Return From Ankle Injury

Miami Heat Don’t Have Timetable for Dion Waiters’ Return From Ankle Injury

The Miami Heat’s playoff hopes have taken another blow: Dion Waiters suffered an ankle during Friday night’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the team has no idea when he’s going to return. X-rays were negative, per the Miami Herald‘s Manny Navarro, but head coach Erik Spoelstra said the team doesn’t have a timetable for his [...]

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New York Knicks Are ‘Committed’ to Trading Carmelo Anthony Over Offseason

New York Knicks Are ‘Committed’ to Trading Carmelo Anthony Over Offseason

These next 13 games, or however many he plays in, may be Carmelo Anthony’s last with the New York Knicks. In a fantastically reported piece on Phil Jackson’s three-year tenure as team president, ESPN.com’s Ian Begley relayed that the organization plans to revisit its efforts to trade the All-Star, albeit ebbing, forward: The biggest issue surrounding [...]

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Warriors Were ‘Furious’ About How Kevin Durant was Treated in First Return to Oklahoma City

Warriors Were ‘Furious’ About How Kevin Durant was Treated in First Return to Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant won’t be suiting up for the Golden State Warriors when he makes his second return to Oklahoma City, but the tension between him and the city and organization still lingers. Or maybe there’s just tension between the Warriors and Thunder. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes, Golden State wasn’t happy that Oklahoma City failed [...]

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Lots of Shade was Thrown Following Los Angeles Lakers’ 39-Point Loss to Houston Rockets

Lots of Shade was Thrown Following Los Angeles Lakers’ 39-Point Loss to Houston Rockets

On the heels of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 139-100 loss to the Houston Rockets Wednesday night, there was much to talk about. There was also a lot of shade that needed to be thrown, apparently. Let’s start with head coach Luke Walton. He was irate, per the Los Angeles Daily News‘ Mark Medina: Okay, now let’s [...]

March 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks President Phil Jackson Doesn’t Plan to Fire Jeff Hornacek

Knicks President Phil Jackson Doesn’t Plan to Fire Jeff Hornacek

Jeff Hornacek’s job with the New York Knicks is safe. So be sure to send condolences his way. Though the Knicks rank as one of this season’s biggest disappointments, team president Phil Jackson has no plans to get rid of his fourth head coach (remember, he inherited, then canned, Mike Woodson), according to the New York [...]

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Avery Bradley Says Al Horford ‘Might Be’ Celtics’ Best Passer, and He’s Probably Right

Avery Bradley Says Al Horford ‘Might Be’ Celtics’ Best Passer, and He’s Probably Right

Al Horford has always been among the best passing bigs in the NBA. But he’s taken it to a whole new level this season, his first with the Boston Celtics. While Horford’s scoring and usage are down from last year, his assist percentage has skyrocketed to 24. 2, more than seven point’s higher than his [...]

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Dwyane Wade Needs MRI After Suffering Shoulder Injury in Bulls’ Loss to Grizzlies

Dwyane Wade Needs MRI After Suffering Shoulder Injury in Bulls’ Loss to Grizzlies

Fourteen games remain on the Chicago Bulls’ schedule, and it’s fair to wonder whether Dwyane Wade will be available for any of them. The 35-year-old suffered a right shoulder injury during the second half of the Chicago Bulls’ Wednesday night loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He exited the game midway through the fourth and didn’t [...]

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Deron Williams ‘Desperately’ Wants to Rejoin Utah Jazz, which May Have Something to do with Real Estate

Deron Williams ‘Desperately’ Wants to Rejoin Utah Jazz, which May Have Something to do with Real Estate

We know Deron Williams wants to finish his NBA career with the Utah Jazz. Why not, right? They’re good again. Utah is where he was good. Getting back to your roots can be a fulfilling experience, particularly when, at 32 going on 33, you’re nearing the end of your professional shelf life. It helps, too, that Williams [...]

March 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0