Thursday 19th January 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Carmelo Anthony Seems to be Getting Suspicious of Knicks President Phil Jackson

Carmelo Anthony Seems to be Getting Suspicious of Knicks President Phil Jackson

In a column for the FanRag sports network, Charley Rosen, a known Phil Jackson confidant, blasted New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony. The line that left everyone questioning the article’s intentions? The only sure thing is that Carmelo Anthony has outlived his usefulness in New York. Rosen, it must be noted, is not Jackson. But [...]

January 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri is Looking for the Perfect Trade

Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri is Looking for the Perfect Trade

People rarely mention the NBA’s upcoming trade deadline without also talking about the Toronto Raptors. And that seems to make sense. After all, the Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference. They have a void at power forward. They have a bunch of interesting assets, from first-round picks, to intriguing prospects (Norman Powell, Lucas Nogueira), [...]

January 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Utah Jazz Lose Rodney Hood to Bone Bruise in Right Knee

Utah Jazz Lose Rodney Hood to Bone Bruise in Right Knee

The Utah Jazz just can’t stay healthy. Now that George Hill is back in the everyday lineup, it’s Rodney Hood’s turn to miss some time. He left the Jazz’s Saturday night victory over the Orlando Magic with what the team called a hyperextended right knee, but it looked much worse: Hood underwent an MRI on [...]

January 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Greg Monroe Hasn’t Decided Whether He’ll Opt Into Last Year of Contract with Bucks

Greg Monroe Hasn’t Decided Whether He’ll Opt Into Last Year of Contract with Bucks

Greg Monroe is in the second season of his three-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. The assumption when he signed this pact back in 2015 was that he would opt out of its final year, this summer, and take advantage of the NBA’s salary-cap boom. But a lot has changed since then. The value of [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Derrick Rose Reiterates He Wants to Remain with New York Knicks Beyond This Season

Derrick Rose Reiterates He Wants to Remain with New York Knicks Beyond This Season

Derrick Rose’s disappearing act before the New York Knicks’ Wednesday night loss to the New Orleans Pelicans has not impacted his planned asking price in free agency. It hasn’t affected his desire to remain in New York beyond this season, either. From ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Derrick Rose hopes that his decision to leave the New [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Adam Silver Says NBA Looking into Speeding Up the End of Games

Adam Silver Says NBA Looking into Speeding Up the End of Games

Although the NBA plays host to relatively fast-paced games, the league is looking into how to cycle through its events even faster, according to commissioner Adam Silver. From the Bay Area News Group’s Anthony Slater: NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a little news in London on Thursday, telling reporters that the league is looking into [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeremy Lin Expects to Make Return to Brooklyn Nets Soon

Jeremy Lin Expects to Make Return to Brooklyn Nets Soon

Jeremy Lin’s first season with the Brooklyn Nets has not gone according to plan. He has appeared in just 12 games all season, missing the other 25 with two different hamstring injuries. The latest hamstring injury has sidelined him for the team’s last seven games—all losses. And while the Nets have yet to provide a [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Joel Embiid Still Thinking About the Philadelphia 76ers Making NBA Playoffs

Joel Embiid Still Thinking About the Philadelphia 76ers Making NBA Playoffs

It turns out Joel Embiid wasn’t kidding when he talked about the Philadelphia 76ers’ making the playoffs. Well that, or he’s still kidding. Following the Sixers’ come-from-behind victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday—which featured a game-winner from T.J. McConnell, because it’s 2017, and apparently T.J. McConnell hits game-winners in 2017—Embiid doubled down on [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers ‘Hopeful’ Blake Griffin Returns from Injury by End of January

Clippers ‘Hopeful’ Blake Griffin Returns from Injury by End of January

Blake Griffin hasn’t suited up since Dec. 18 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee knee. The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping that changes in the near future—perhaps by the end of January. From ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz: – Clippers forward Blake Griffin is on target for his return, coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday night. [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Klay Thompson Would Be Totally Cool with Spending Entire Career with Warriors

Klay Thompson Would Be Totally Cool with Spending Entire Career with Warriors

With the introduction of the NBA’s Designated Player Exception, get ready for a lot of way-off-in-the-distance-extension talk. Essentially, the clause allows NBA teams to offer a fat extension to players they drafted, or players they acquired while still on their rookie deals, before they reach free agency. Hence why everyone assumes DeMarcus Cousins will re-up [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0