Thursday 17th August 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Warriors Turned Down Trade for Paul Pierce

Warriors Turned Down Trade for Paul Pierce

The Golden State Warriors reportedly turned down a trade for Boston Celtics veteran forward Paul Pierce. According to Bill Simmons of ESPN’s Grantland, the Celtics offered Pierce to the Warriors in exchange for rookie Harrison Barnes and the 2014 expiring contract of Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson: Warrants mentioning: The Warriors turned down Pierce from [...]

April 19, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kobe Bryant’s Trainer Calls Black Mamba a ‘Better’ Leader Than Public Thinks

Kobe Bryant’s Trainer Calls Black Mamba a ‘Better’ Leader Than Public Thinks

Kobe Bryant isn’t known for his leadership. He’s known for his shooting, his scoring and even his missing, but never for constructive leadership. Until now. There’s a prevailing misconception that gets tossed around far too often when it comes to the Black Mamba. The belief that he is selfish just isn’t accurate. He has a [...]

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Vinny Del Negro on Thin Ice with Clippers

Vinny Del Negro on Thin Ice with Clippers

Vinny Del Negro’s future with the Los Angeles Clippers may be in jeopardy, and I kid you not. According to T.J. Simers of the The Los Angeles Times, Del Negro’s relationship with the organization has gone sour: But now only the playoffs remain before Clippers’ management begins messing with success and chooses not to rehire [...]

April 18, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavs to Fire Byron Scott Upon Season’s End?

Cavs to Fire Byron Scott Upon Season’s End?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly on the verge of firing head coach Byron Scott. Per Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, while the Cavs haven’t made anything public, they’re prepared to show Scott the door: Within the past few days, sources around the league have told FOX Sports Ohio that Scott is about to be [...]

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Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade ‘Needs’ Three Rings

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade ‘Needs’ Three Rings

What else could the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, a two-time NBA champion, perennial All-Star and eventual first-ballot Hall of Famer need? A third title. All players have that an inherent need for championship distinction, but we don’t empathize with the supposed need to win multiple rings. Everyone says that. They want, not need, as many [...]

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Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Still Have Something to Play For

Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Still Have Something to Play For

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks aren’t done yet. They know they’ve clinched second place in the Eastern Conference. They know they’re facing the Boston Celtics in the first round. And they know they wouldn’t have to face LeBron James and the Miami Heat until the Conference Finals, should they make it that far. [...]

April 16, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dwyane Wade Believes Kobe Bryant Will Be Fine

Dwyane Wade Believes Kobe Bryant Will Be Fine

Dwyane Wade broke Kobe Bryant’s nose at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, but he has no intention of breaking the Black Mamba’s spirits. Bryant will be sidelined for the next six-to-nine months as he works his way back from a ruptured Achilles, and while some will doubt his ability to return to form, the Miami [...]

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Thunder to Replace Kevin Martin with Jeremy Lamb Next Season?

Thunder to Replace Kevin Martin with Jeremy Lamb Next Season?

Kevin Martin wants to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but money talks, and there may not be enough cash ‘speaking’ for him to remain next to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Per The Oklahoman‘s Darnell Mayberry, the Thunder are unlikely to retain the veteran shooting guard: I’ve always liked Lamb’s potential. But while I [...]

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Kobe Bryant Phoned Pau Gasol at Halftime in Lakers Win

Kobe Bryant Phoned Pau Gasol at Halftime in Lakers Win

Kobe Bryant is omnipresent. The Los Angeles Lakers managed to defeat the San Antonio Spurs sans the Black Mamba, but just because he wasn’t on the court, doesn’t mean he wasn’t involved. He was. Per Janis Carr of the Orange County Register, Kobe spoke with Pau Gasol at halftime and told him to be more [...]

April 15, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Mark Jackson Calls Kevin Durant a Role Model

Mark Jackson Calls Kevin Durant a Role Model

Everybody loves Kevin Durant. By “everybody,” I seriously mean (almost) everybody. Prior to the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson essentially called Durant a role model. Coach Mark Jackson: “When I look at Kevin Durant, you look at a guy you want to point your kids to [...]

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