Sunday 18th November 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Deep breaths, Oklahoma City Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is going to be just fine. At least, that’s what the team thinks. Though Westbrook has been ruled out for the Thunder’s next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a left ankle injury, this is not considered to be a huge setback that will indefinitely sideline him, [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dwight Howard is Hoping His Positive Attitude Can Help Save the Washington Wizards’ Season

Dwight Howard is Hoping His Positive Attitude Can Help Save the Washington Wizards’ Season

At 2-7, with a bottom-six offense and defense, along with a locker room forever on the verge of making the tabloids, the Washington Wizards have a problem. Dwight Howard knows it. And he’s hoping to fix it. Improving the Wizards’ play is no doubt part of his plan. He has only appeared in two games [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Former Suns GM Ryan McDonough Reveals That Phoenix Fired Him Over The Phone

Former Suns GM Ryan McDonough Reveals That Phoenix Fired Him Over The Phone

Former Phoenix Suns general manager made an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump Monday afternoon, during which time he discussed the end of his tenure with the team. Apparently, the organization fired McDonough over the phone, a move that caught him by surprise. Here’s an excerpt from his interview in which he describes thinking he had more [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Larry Drew Agrees to Deal to Become Cleveland Cavaliers’ Head Coach

Report: Larry Drew Agrees to Deal to Become Cleveland Cavaliers’ Head Coach

Though Larry Drew and the Cleveland Cavaliers may not be long for one another, it does appear their relationship will last through the rest of this season—and, potentially, beyond. Previously billed as Cleveland’s associate head coach, Drew had been quick to note that he wasn’t serving as the interim head coach following Tyronn Lue’s departure. [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Certain NBA Execs Think Clippers Have Better Chance to Land Kawhi Leonard Than Lakers

Certain NBA Execs Think Clippers Have Better Chance to Land Kawhi Leonard Than Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are no longer considered favorites to land Kawhi Leonard in free agency this summer. And that’s assuming they ever were favorites. Reports have been bandied about indicating that Leonard may have no desire to team up with LeBron James in purple and gold. Not everyone is buying that, particularly more than [...]

November 5, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lakers President Magic Johnson Says Team Has No Plans to Fire Head Coach Luke Walton

Lakers President Magic Johnson Says Team Has No Plans to Fire Head Coach Luke Walton

Luke Walton’s job is safe. For now. Despite reports of a tenuous meeting between the Los Angeles Lakers head coach and management, team president Magic Johnson came out and said on Sunday he has no plans to fire Walton, per ESPN.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk: “Yeah, we’re not going to fire him,” Johnson told ESPN after the [...]

November 5, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

It Seems Like Toronto Raptors Will Continue Resting Kawhi Leonard for Parts of Back-to-Backs

It Seems Like Toronto Raptors Will Continue Resting Kawhi Leonard for Parts of Back-to-Backs

Kawhi Leonard has yet to play both nights of a back-to-back this season, and it doesn’t seem like the Toronto Raptors are itching to bring him off said maintenance program. From the Toronto Sun‘s Ryan Wolstat: The Raptors will continue easing Kawhi Leonard into the mix, which likely means a night off on Monday in Utah. [...]

November 2, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

J.R. Smith Wants to Be Traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith Wants to Be Traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith wants off the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t a rumor. It isn’t speculation. It’s what Smith himself told reporters, per ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Smith, unhappy with his playing time, was asked by a reporter Thursday if he hoped to be traded. “Yeah,” Smith said. “They know. They don’t want me here, so they obviously [...]

November 2, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Kerr Admits Warriors Won’t Be Able to Re-Sign DeMarcus Cousins in Free Agency

Steve Kerr Admits Warriors Won’t Be Able to Re-Sign DeMarcus Cousins in Free Agency

The Golden State Warriors signed DeMarcus Cousins this past summer knowing his would be a one-year stay. But could they maybe, possibly, potentially be holding out hope this is more than a single-season fling? Not according to head coach Steve Kerr. From Bay Area News Group’s Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr on DeMarcus’ 1-year deal with [...]

November 2, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jimmy Butler Denies Report He’ll Sit Out to Force Trade from Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler Denies Report He’ll Sit Out to Force Trade from Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ season continues to get weird. Derrick Rose dropping a career-high 50 points on Wednesday was strange enough. Of course, though, no day would be complete without another wrinkle in the Jimmy Butler saga. The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski initially reported that Butler would miss the Wolves’ game against the Jazz [...]

November 1, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0