Monday 21st August 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Knicks ‘Still Hopeful’ Carmelo Anthony will Expand Trade Wish List Beyond Houston Rockets

Knicks ‘Still Hopeful’ Carmelo Anthony will Expand Trade Wish List Beyond Houston Rockets

The New York Knicks are a hopeful bunch. Though Carmelo Anthony has thus far refused to expand his trade-destination wish list beyond the Houston Rockets—even, apparently, souring on the Cleveland Cavaliers—the Big Apple’s finest still believe he might relent. And if he does, the Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers and, yes, [...]

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Detroit Pistons Seem Prepared to Pay Avery Bradley When He Hits Free Agency in 2018

Detroit Pistons Seem Prepared to Pay Avery Bradley When He Hits Free Agency in 2018

Even now, more than a month after the Detroit Pistons started the NBA’s free-agency period wheeling and dealing, their offseason feels weird, and unsettling, and potentially awful. They hard-capped themselves on July 1—July 1!—by using a bulk of the mid-level exception on Langston Galloway. They flipped Marcus Morris’ two-year, $10.4 million commitment for Avery Bradley’s [...]

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Darrell Arthur: Denver Nuggets Can Be ‘Contender for Sure, Right Up There with’ Golden State Warriors

Darrell Arthur: Denver Nuggets Can Be ‘Contender for Sure, Right Up There with’ Golden State Warriors

Darrell Arthur has high hopes for the Denver Nuggets next season. So high, they’re probably delusional. Per BSN Denver’s Harrison Wind: Well, damn. The Nuggets have improved. No one is denying that. Some of their possible lineup combinations are scary as well. Run out Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Wilson Chandler, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic, [...]

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NBA Takes Aggressive Measures with 2017-18 Schedule to Improve Player Rest and Protect National TV Games

NBA Takes Aggressive Measures with 2017-18 Schedule to Improve Player Rest and Protect National TV Games

The 2017-18 NBA schedule is expected to drop soon, and when it does, you might notice some changes—fewer back-to-backs, more team-friendly travel and strategically placed National TV games among them. As relayed by ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, the Association issued a memo to its squads that outlines a scheduling package for next season aimed at improving [...]

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Trade Rumors, Schmade Mumors: Jahlil Okafor ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ to Be on Philadelphia 76ers

Trade Rumors, Schmade Mumors: Jahlil Okafor ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ to Be on Philadelphia 76ers

Regular inclusions in the trade rumor mill have not soured Jahlil Okafor’s taste for playing on the Philadelphia 76ers. He still loves them. Asked about his seemingly shaky status with the team and the prospect of playing in another NBA city, Okafor spoke in glowing terms, per Gatehouse Media’s Tom Moore (via CBS Sports’ Chris [...]

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New Orleans Pelicans Have Assured Anthony Davis Not to Worry About Trade Rumors

New Orleans Pelicans Have Assured Anthony Davis Not to Worry About Trade Rumors

You did it, Anthony Davis-to-the-Boston Celtics truthers. You really, truly, actually, wholly did it. The big man is—or rather, was—sufficiently worried enough about the conspiracy theories masquerading as rumors to address them with the New Orleans Pelicans. From the NOLA.com’s William Guillory: “I get asked all types of random stuff,” he said with smile. “The [...]

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Stephen Curry was Surprised by Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request…Except Not Really

Stephen Curry was Surprised by Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request…Except Not Really

Stephen Curry was totally surprised by Kyrie Irving asking for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Except, not really. Someone asked Curry about the situation while he hosted his SC30 Select Camp, because this is August, and this is honestly what we have to ask NBA players about until the regular season tips off. His [...]

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DeMarcus Cousins Not-So-Subtly Urging Carmelo Anthony to Waive No-Trade Clause for Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins Not-So-Subtly Urging Carmelo Anthony to Waive No-Trade Clause for Pelicans

We know DeMarcus Cousins has been recruiting bigger names on the New Orleans Pelicans’ behalf. Now we know one of those marquee talents is Carmelo Anthony. No need for sources here. The revelation comes straight from a picture Cousins liked on Instagram, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Cousins might be in luck: The New York Post‘s Marc [...]

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Some within Cleveland Cavaliers Organization Believe Kyrie Irving Situation Can Be Salvaged

Some within Cleveland Cavaliers Organization Believe Kyrie Irving Situation Can Be Salvaged

Might Kyrie Irving begin next season with the Cleveland Cavaliers after all? That’s the hope of some within the organization, according to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher: While league sources say the Cavaliers are exploring what they might be able to get for Irving, there are those within the team who believe whatever issues Irving has [...]

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Timberwolves Owner Says Andrew Wiggins Isn’t Available for Trade, Plans to Sign Him to Max Extension

Timberwolves Owner Says Andrew Wiggins Isn’t Available for Trade, Plans to Sign Him to Max Extension

Andrew Wiggins is about to get a big raise—a payday that will come from the Minnesota Timberwolves and no one else. Majority owner Glen Taylor recently made this much clear while speaking with the Star Tribune‘s Sid Hartman: While Taylor can’t talk about other teams’ players — such as trade rumors about the Wolves’ possible interest in [...]

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