Wednesday 18th October 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Celtics Seeking Two 1st-Round Picks in Rondo Trade

Celtics Seeking Two 1st-Round Picks in Rondo Trade

Welcome to this side of the NBA All-Star Game, folks. Every year, around this time, with the NBA’s trade deadline swiftly approaching, all hell breaks loose. Rumors start being churned out at an alarming rate and this side of the collective bargaining agreement, typically die before they even really start. As with all things, tread [...]

February 18, 2014 Anklesnap Dan Favale 0

George Karl Says He Wouldn’t Start ‘Melo, Love in All-Star Game

George Karl Says He Wouldn’t Start ‘Melo, Love in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony doesn’t appear to be a favorite of George Karl’s anymore. Not to say he ever was. He could have been. If he was, forcing his way off the Denver Nuggets and onto the New York Knicks is a good way to ensure he never would be again. Anyhow, Karl, a veteran NBA coach [...]

February 17, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Blake Griffin Won’t Rule Out Doing Future Dunk Contests

Blake Griffin Won’t Rule Out Doing Future Dunk Contests

Blake Griffin seems conflicted. The 2011 NBA Slam Dunk champion is now so much more than his dunks, having developed into a high-profile, I-do-more-than-rock-rims superstar. With that increase in offensive range has come the need for a new identity. Despite fans clamoring for Griffin and other NBA superstar to partake in the slam dunk competition, [...]

February 14, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Melo Still Seeks Advice from Former Coach Jim Boeheim

Melo Still Seeks Advice from Former Coach Jim Boeheim

New York Knicks fans will want to listen up. And those who value Carmelo Anthony may want to cry. Anthony, the Knicks’ free-agent-to-be, still takes advice from his former head coach at Syracuse, Jim Boeheim. From the New York Daily News‘ Peter Botte: He’s a guy I kind of bounce a lot of stuff off [...]

February 14, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyrie Irving Wanted Cavs to Draft Harrison Barnes

Kyrie Irving Wanted Cavs to Draft Harrison Barnes

The heart wants what the heart wants, and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had his heart set on Harrison Barnes. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski penned a scathing piece dedicated to the inbred dysfunction and disorder the Cavaliers franchise has come to represent, in which he held nothing back. And I mean nothing. When he [...]

February 13, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Flip Saunders Dishes On Stiff NBA Trade Market

Flip Saunders Dishes On Stiff NBA Trade Market

Let’s call last year’s NBA trade deadline what it was: Awful and boring. Next, let’s guess what this year’s NBA trade deadline will be like: Potentially awful and boring. The current collective bargaining agreement has made it so NBA teams aren’t as frivolous with their spending and willingness to assume long-term contracts. Punitive luxury-tax penalties [...]

February 11, 2014 Anklesnap Dan Favale 0

Knicks Won’t Trade Carmelo Anthony Before Deadline

Knicks Won’t Trade Carmelo Anthony Before Deadline

Carmelo Anthony is a member of the New York Knicks and that’s not going to change—at least not until this summer. A source told Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears “there is ‘no chance’ the Knicks will deal Carmelo Anthony, who owns a contract opt-out this summer, before the trade deadline.” Although it’s been said before, [...]

February 10, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pistons May Pursue Lionel Hollins As Next Head Coach

Pistons May Pursue Lionel Hollins As Next Head Coach

Mo Cheeks is out for the Detroit Pistons, so could Lionel Hollins be in? In true NBA, we-don’t-care-what-day-it-is fashion, the Pistons fired their head coach on Sunday. Cheeks’ dismissal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski and surprised, well, just about everyone. It’s not that Cheeks was doing a good job—he wasn’t. The Pistons [...]

February 10, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Roy Hibbert Didn’t Think Paul George Should Do Dunk Contest

Roy Hibbert Didn’t Think Paul George Should Do Dunk Contest

Ladies and gentleman, meet Roy Hibbert, All-Star behemoth and resident party pooper. Indiana Pacers teammate Paul George accepted an invite to participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s dunk competition, going against Hibbert’s wishes. “I don’t think Paul should do it to tell you the truth,” Hibbert said, per the Indianapolis Star‘s Candace Buckner. “He’s doing [...]

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LeBron James Knows He Has ’30 Options’ In Free Agency

LeBron James Knows He Has ’30 Options’ In Free Agency

Oh, joy. The Miami Heat are still trying to win their third consecutive title, yet the LeBron James free agency talk is already in full swing. It has been for quite some time, which was to be expected because 1) he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in extravagant fashion in 2010 and 2) he’s LeBron James. [...]

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