Tuesday 17th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay Will Battle for Knicks’ Starting Point Guard Slot

Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay Will Battle for Knicks’ Starting Point Guard Slot

New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale has not committed to starting any one of his team’s point guards just yet. He prefers to see Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay battle it out amongst themselves. From ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: This mostly makes sense. Fizdale shouldn’t be assuming control of a team with any [...]

July 9, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

No One Seems to Have Any Idea If San Antonio Spurs Will Trade Kawhi Leonard

No One Seems to Have Any Idea If San Antonio Spurs Will Trade Kawhi Leonard

What will the San Antonio Spurs do with Kawhi Leonard? Nobody seems to know. Sure, certain rumors and reports have speculated to the contrary. A vast majority of NBA people and fans seem to think the Spurs will ultimately bite the bullet and move him. But no one really, truthfully, actually knows. That’s been the [...]

July 9, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Would Damian Lillard Be Happy If He was Traded to Lakers?

Would Damian Lillard Be Happy If He was Traded to Lakers?

Damian Lillard is probably making a whole lot of people uncomfortable within the Portland Trail Blazers organization. A Twitter user asked the All-NBA point whether he’d be happy getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers to play with LeBron James. His response was, if you’re a Blazers fan or staff member, less than ideal: Interpreting [...]

July 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Would Giannis Antetokounmpo Leave Milwaukee Bucks for Lakers? ‘No Way’

Would Giannis Antetokounmpo Leave Milwaukee Bucks for Lakers? ‘No Way’

Breathe easy, Milwaukee Bucks fans. Giannis Antetokounmpo has no plans to pull a LeBron James. Ever. Apparently. Asked about LeBron’s decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers on a recent appearance of The Herd, Antetokounmpo mostly demurred. He complemented James and showed respect for his decision. Pressed about whether he would [...]

July 3, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

After Signing with Lakers, Rajon Rondo Will Have Shot to Win Starting PG Job from Lonzo Ball

After Signing with Lakers, Rajon Rondo Will Have Shot to Win Starting PG Job from Lonzo Ball

Rajon Rondo is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers—and he isn’t joining LeBron James just to come off the bench. According to the Los Angeles Times‘ Tania Ganguli, Rondo will have the opportunity to win the starting point guard job from Lonzo Ball after signing a one-year, $9 million deal: This is only a [...]

July 3, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kawhi Leonard Remains Fixated on Getting to LA After LeBron James Signs with Lakers

Kawhi Leonard Remains Fixated on Getting to LA After LeBron James Signs with Lakers

LeBron James has joined the Los Angles Lakers. That is an objectively weird thing to say. So, too, is this: Kawhi Leonard is feverishly trying to join him. Per ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski: How badly does Leonard want to end up with the Lakers, you ask? Apparently very badly. Consider what ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said, [...]

July 2, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 1

If Lakers Trade for Kawhi Leonard, It ‘Likely Clinches’ Commitment from LeBron James

If Lakers Trade for Kawhi Leonard, It ‘Likely Clinches’ Commitment from LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers are one Kawhi Leonard away from landing LeBron James in free agency. No big deal, right? ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski have been on top of the Kawhi-to-Lakers rumors over the past couple days, and their latest batch of intel makes it seem as if LeBron is a [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Enes Kanter Now Expected to Opt into Final Year of Deal with New York Knicks

Enes Kanter Now Expected to Opt into Final Year of Deal with New York Knicks

Big news: Enes Kanter has no plans to throw away $18.6 million. After publicly waffling on whether he was going to exercise his player option for next season, it seems the New York Knicks big man is now leaning toward playing out the final year of his deal, according to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: This is…the [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Two Members of Cavaliers Believe Cleveland Has Best Chance to Sign LeBron James

Two Members of Cavaliers Believe Cleveland Has Best Chance to Sign LeBron James

It has been difficult in recent months to find many who believe LeBron James will re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. But don’t worry: such people exist. According to ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin, at least two members of the Cavaliers, one of whom is a player, believe that Cleveland has the best chance of any [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Paul George Hoping to Make ‘Majority of the People Happy’ with His Free-Agency Decision

Paul George Hoping to Make ‘Majority of the People Happy’ with His Free-Agency Decision

Paul George sounds like someone who will try to be the ultimate crowd-pleaser as he enters free agency. During ESPN’s behind-the-scenes look at his offseason prep, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward said that he hopes to make most people happy when he decides where he’ll play next year (h/t Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman): “I hope [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0