Friday 28th April 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Atlanta Hawks Almost Traded Josh Smith to Philadelphia 76ers

Atlanta Hawks Almost Traded Josh Smith to Philadelphia 76ers

Josh Smith and Andrew Bynum were almost teammates. According to John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Atlanta Hawks nearly traded Smith to the Philadelphia 76ers before the NBA’s trade deadline: Sources from both teams confirmed that the Sixers and the Hawks were close to a deal that would have sent Sixers Evan Turner and [...]

March 7, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Rumors: Should Toronto Raptors Extend Rudy Gay This Summer?

NBA Rumors: Should Toronto Raptors Extend Rudy Gay This Summer?

The Toronto Raptors may be getting ahead of themselves. Less than 20 games into the Rudy Gay experiment the Raptors are already thinking long term, which is fine. Acting on such thoughts at this juncture, though, isn’t. Per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo intends to offer Gay a contract [...]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wants to Coach Milwaukee Bucks

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wants to Coach Milwaukee Bucks

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the coach? According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer is interested in coaching the Milwaukee Bucks: One name I didn’t hear, and one that I think should move to the very head of the line is a man I talked with last week who said he’d jump at the [...]

March 6, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Should Have Suspended Serge Ibaka for Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin

NBA Should Have Suspended Serge Ibaka for Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin

Serge Ibaka received an early (late?) Christmas gift from the NBA. Following an incident where Ibaka maliciously (yes, maliciously) struck Blake Griffin in the groin, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s power forward was fined $25,000 for his actions and his Flagrant 1 was upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Serge Ibaka has been fined $25,000 for his [...]

March 6, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Carmelo Anthony’s Knee Injury a Major Concern for NY Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s Knee Injury a Major Concern for NY Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s latest injury is both serious and not-so-serious. The New York Knicks’ star forward left Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a bruised right knee and did not return. Though he himself asserted that it wasn’t serious at all, any bump or bruise New York’s leading scorer suffers is cause for major [...]

March 6, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyle Korver Ideal Addition for Denver Nuggets

Kyle Korver Ideal Addition for Denver Nuggets

Kyle Korver is the next target on the Denver Nuggets’ wish-list. According Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, the Nuggets plan to make a push for the services of Korver, an unrestricted free agent, this summer: Korver, an unrestricted free agent in his 10th year in the NBA, is expected to be one of the [...]

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Sixers Rumors: Andrew Bynum ‘Considering’ Season-Ending Surgery

Sixers Rumors: Andrew Bynum ‘Considering’ Season-Ending Surgery

The Andrew Bynum saga may be coming to an end. Sort of. While the Philadelphia 76ers’ plans for the big man beyond this season are still up in the air, said plans could potentially become even more difficult to map out. According to Jason Wolf of USA Today, Bynum is contemplating whether or not to [...]

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Serge Ibaka’s Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin Poses Bigger Issue for NBA

Serge Ibaka’s Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin Poses Bigger Issue for NBA

The NBA has a big issue on their hands. A huge one. Gigantic even. They have a sportsmanship problem. Almost a year ago, I penned a piece about sportsmanship, one that involved Serge Ibaka and Dwyane Wade. In that particular situation Ibaka and Wade became entangled. Okay, Ibaka essentially fell on Wade’s neck. The way [...]

March 4, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Nash Says LA Lakers ‘Don’t Have an Identity’

Steve Nash Says LA Lakers ‘Don’t Have an Identity’

Steve Nash knows the Los Angeles Lakers still have a lot of work to do. Los Angeles has won 12 of the last 17 games and is now just two games back of the final Western Conference playoff spot, but all still isn’t well. Why? Because, according to Nash, the Lakers still don’t have an [...]

March 1, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Rumors: Would Monta Ellis Be a Good Fit on a Contender?

NBA Rumors: Would Monta Ellis Be a Good Fit on a Contender?

Monta Ellis is an enigma, but is he one that can make a worthwhile contribution on a contending NBA team? The volume shooting guard has peaked my curiosity since his days with the Golden State Warriors. He can score in bunches and sometimes seemingly at will. Other times, his shots are so off he seems [...]

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