Sunday 17th December 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Mike Woodson Says ‘Melo Will Retire with Knicks

Mike Woodson Says ‘Melo Will Retire with Knicks

Not everyone thinks Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is a flight risk this summer. Ask head coach Mike Woodson, and he’ll tell you ‘Melo isn’t going anywhere. Ever. Appearing on his weekly spot on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, Woodson indicated that he believed Anthony’s future was in the Big Apple. “In my heart, I don’t [...]

January 16, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Danny Ainge Expected to Shop Rajon Rondo

Danny Ainge Expected to Shop Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has maintained all along he will not be trading Rajon Rondo. He was lying. Probably. Maybe. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Celtics are expected to shop the All-Star point guard once he’s healthy: All three of the teams ahead of them have at least one young player they [...]

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Kevin Love Reportedly Favoring Knicks, Lakers in 2015

Kevin Love Reportedly Favoring Knicks, Lakers in 2015

Kevin Love is reportedly looking ahead. Really, really far ahead. According to NBA.com’s Sam Smith, Love already has a list of preferred 2015 free-agency destinations that includes the Knicks and Lakers: Now the Timberwolves face the issue teams have with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard: Trade him now or this summer [...]

January 13, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Andrew Bynum Hasn’t Given Up On Playing in NBA

Andrew Bynum Hasn’t Given Up On Playing in NBA

Andrew Bynum is quite the headline-grabber these days. After his stint went horribly wrong with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, who subsequently waived him. Now he’s an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with the team of choosing, likely for a minimum salary. How did we get here? Seriously, how [...]

January 13, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James Offers Carmelo Anthony Free-Agency Advice

LeBron James Offers Carmelo Anthony Free-Agency Advice

LeBron James has been here before. Playing great basketball for a team not quite good enough, all the while refusing to provide assurances about his future as he prepares to enter unrestricted free agency—LeBron’s been here before, where Carmelo Anthony is now. To an extent, LeBron himself is there now. Or rather, he should be. [...]

January 10, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

J.R. Smith Unsure If He Has Future With Knicks

J.R. Smith Unsure If He Has Future With Knicks

Far from lost in the excitement of the New York Knicks’ victory over the Miami Heat was J.R. Smith, the ever-erratic shooting guard turned punchline. Quite literally, he was lost. For the entire game. Knicks coach Mike Woodson didn’t play Smith Thursday night following his latest gaffe, a $50,000 fine for “recurrent instances of unsportsmanlike [...]

January 10, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni Texting Buddies

Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni Texting Buddies

Don’t you just love a feel-good, we’re-miles-apart-but-still-stay-in-touch-story? Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni are still friends, in case you had any doubts the coach who paved the way for Linsanity was out of touch with one of his former pupils. Speaking with reporters ahead of the Houston Rockets’ 113-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin [...]

January 9, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Begin Impossible Task of Trying to Trade J.R. Smith

Knicks Begin Impossible Task of Trying to Trade J.R. Smith

Impossible might not be the perfect word, but it’s pretty damn close. The New York Knicks are reportedly shopping J.R. Smith, the mercurial shooting guard and reigning Sixth Man of the Year who was just fined $50,000 for a peculiar shoelace fetish, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ian Begley. From ESPN New York: While [...]

January 9, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavs Hoping to Keep Luol Deng Long Term

Cavs Hoping to Keep Luol Deng Long Term

Expensive rentals suck, which is why the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to be more than a means to a different ending for Luol Deng. Cleveland traded Andrew Bynum’s contract and an assortment of draft picks to the Chicago Bulls for the two-time All-Star, in a deal announced by the Bulls themselves. That almost never happens. But [...]

January 8, 2014 Anklesnap Dan Favale 0

D’Antoni on Gasol’s Future With Lakers: ‘I Don’t Know’

D’Antoni on Gasol’s Future With Lakers: ‘I Don’t Know’

Trade rumors can be a nasty business. The uncertainty they bring is just absurd, and no one has faced more uncertainty than Pau Gasol since 2011. The Los Angeles Lakers have dangled him every which way possible, forcing him to spend most of his days in limbo, waiting for word that his tenure in purple [...]

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