Tuesday 22nd May 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Sixers May Have Joel Embiid Play Game 5 vs Celtics with a New Mask—or No Mask at All

Sixers May Have Joel Embiid Play Game 5 vs Celtics with a New Mask—or No Mask at All

When Joel Embiid takes the floor for Game 5 against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, he may be wearing a different face mask. Actually, as it turns out, he may not be wearing any mask at all. Per CBS Philly’s Jon Johnson: This news comes while Embiid is struggling to maintain his offensive efficiency. [...]

May 9, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want Lakers to Break Up Young Core to Facilitate Free-Agency Coup

Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want Lakers to Break Up Young Core to Facilitate Free-Agency Coup

Kobe Bryant? A bastion of…patience? And…of process? No. Surely not. Like, seriously, no. Counterpoint: Yes. Speaking on Fox Sports Radio’s Chris and Caron, the five-time NBA champion and future Hall of Famer made it clear he doesn’t want his Los Angeles Lakers busting up their youth movement to facilitate an epic free agency coup. Here are [...]

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Kyle Lowry Calls Toronto Raptors’ 2017-18 Campaign a ‘Wasted Year’

Kyle Lowry Calls Toronto Raptors’ 2017-18 Campaign a ‘Wasted Year’

Kyle Lowry is not taking the Toronto Raptors’ second-round sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers very well. Sure, his team won a franchise-record 59 games during the regular season. And yes, they snagged the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed. But he views the entire campaign as pointless in the aftermath of their third [...]

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Certain Rival NBA Teams Think Thunder Should Consider Trading Russell Westbrok

Certain Rival NBA Teams Think Thunder Should Consider Trading Russell Westbrok

The Oklahoma City Thunder are not going to trade Russell Westbrook. There are, however, a few NBA teams that think they should. Consider what Zach Lowe said during a recent episode of The Lowe Post podcast (via Bleacher Report’s Kyle Newport): “There’s an increasing number of people around the league who think the Thunder should look at [...]

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X-Rays on Donovan Mitchell’s Left Foot Injury Come Back Negative After Jazz’s Loss to Rockets

X-Rays on Donovan Mitchell’s Left Foot Injury Come Back Negative After Jazz’s Loss to Rockets

The Utah Jazz could not avoid the buzzsaw that was the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. They may, however, have averted an even bigger disaster. Halfway through the fourth quarter of Game 5, with the Jazz clinging to their postseason livelihood, Donovan’s Mitchell banged legs with James Harden while dribbling in the half-court. He was [...]

May 9, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Coach David Fizdale Emphasized Positionless Approach to Kristaps Porzingis in Introductory Presser

Knicks Coach David Fizdale Emphasized Positionless Approach to Kristaps Porzingis in Introductory Presser

David Fizdale wasted little time making a good first impression as head coach of the New York Knicks. Fielding questions from reporters during his introductory presser, the freshly hired Fiz exuded poise and polish, while outline clear, contemporary ideals he hopes to implement from the jump—particularly on the player development front. Speaking of which, when [...]

May 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Even at Their Lowest, LeBron James Never Doubted his Cleveland Cavaliers Teammates

Even at Their Lowest, LeBron James Never Doubted his Cleveland Cavaliers Teammates

You doubted LeBron James’ supporting cast this season. Admit it. You did. We all did. How could we not? Especially during that Indiana Pacers series? They were bad. They were terrible. Kevin Love couldn’t find the bottom of the net. George Hill wasn’t healthy enough to play. Head coach Tyronn Lue could not find a [...]

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Nikola Jokic’s Manager Suggest Nuggets Would Be Unwise to Not Pay Big Man This Summer

Nikola Jokic’s Manager Suggest Nuggets Would Be Unwise to Not Pay Big Man This Summer

Nikola Jokic’s agent, Misko Raznatovic, recently gave an interview with Blic Sport and didn’t mince words on the subject of his client’s potential extension with the Denver Nuggets: The 23-year-old better get one, or else. Okay, he didn’t really say that. But he might as well have. Here’s the translated version of his comments courtesy [...]

May 4, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Tyronn Lue Told Larry Nance Jr. That Tristan Thompson’s Emergence Pushes Him Out of Cavs Rotation

Tyronn Lue Told Larry Nance Jr. That Tristan Thompson’s Emergence Pushes Him Out of Cavs Rotation

It sounds like Larry Nance Jr. will be out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ postseason rotation on an indefinite basis. And he can blame Tristan Thompson for his displacement. Nance has now logged under three total minutes through the Cavaliers’ first two games with the Toronto Raptors, both of which were victories. He also only saw [...]

May 4, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jaylen Brown Went Against Doctors Orders to Play in Celtics’ Game 2 Win Over 76ers

Jaylen Brown Went Against Doctors Orders to Play in Celtics’ Game 2 Win Over 76ers

Jaylen Brown ended up logging almost 25 minutes during the Boston Celtics’ 108-103 Game 2 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Had the team’s doctors gotten their way, though, he wouldn’t have seen a single solitary second on the court. That’s the message Brown, along with head coach Brad Stevens, delivered after the [...]

May 4, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0