Friday 22nd September 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Dwight Howard Embracing Life as L.A. Laker Without Kobe Bryant

Dwight Howard Embracing Life as L.A. Laker Without Kobe Bryant

Dwight Howard doesn’t need Kobe Bryant. Strike that, Howard isn’t going to panic without Kobe in the lineup. Which he shouldn’t. When Bryant suffered a sprained ankle in the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks, many were anxious over how the team would fare without their leading scorer and second-leading assist man, and [...]

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Golden State Warriors Were Interested in Trading for James Harden

Golden State Warriors Were Interested in Trading for James Harden

James Harden and Stephen Curry? What now seems like a completely out-of-the-blue pairing was once, in fact, was a possibility. According to Bill Simmons of ESPN’s Grantland, when the Oklahoma City Thunder were shopping James Harden, the Golden State Warriors were one of the teams they engaged heavily in talks: But here’s the real killer. [...]

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Would Kobe Bryant Consider Playing for Chicago Bulls?

Would Kobe Bryant Consider Playing for Chicago Bulls?

Kobe Bryant has only ever known the Los Angeles Lakers. We’ve only known him as a Laker. Could he conceivably wind up playing anywhere else? With one more year left on his current deal, it’s a fair question. The Black Mamba, despite what he says, appears to have plenty of gas left in the tank, [...]

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How Steve Novak Can Help NY Knicks Make Deep NBA Playoff Push

How Steve Novak Can Help NY Knicks Make Deep NBA Playoff Push

Call Steve Novak what you like, but there’s a correlation to be drawn between him and the New York Knicks winning. Doofy. Clumsy. Un-athletic. Slow. Whiter than snow. All of these are words or phrases often associated with Novak. What’s not often (enough) associated with the stretch forward, is his importance to the current Knicks [...]

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Why the Lakers Need Pau Gasol More Than Ever

Why the Lakers Need Pau Gasol More Than Ever

A little more Pau Gasol sounds good right about now. With the Los Angeles Lakers 9-2 heading into their matchup with the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, Gasol wasn’t exactly an afterthought, but there wasn’t any urgency behind his return. But then the Lakers lost to the Hawks, Kobe Bryant and all. Bryant has a severely [...]

March 14, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Andrew Bynum’s Injury Presents Yet Another Risk for Philadelphia 76ers

Andrew Bynum’s Injury Presents Yet Another Risk for Philadelphia 76ers

For the Philadelphia 76ers, there is both good news and bad news. According to John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Andrew Bynum’s contract for this season is insured against his knees, which is good news: If there is some good news to be gleaned from the 76ers’ experience with Andrew Bynum, it’s that they won’t [...]

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Are Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks Taking Unnecessary Risk?

Are Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks Taking Unnecessary Risk?

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks need to be careful, not reckless. But it seems the latter is prevailing. We’ve been led to believe that Melo’s knee is a perplexing mystery, but real “mystery” is why he hasn’t got it drained. We know there’s fluid in there, he needs to just get it out [...]

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Dwight Howard Subtly Embraces Life With Kobe Bryant Against Magic

Dwight Howard Subtly Embraces Life With Kobe Bryant Against Magic

Dwight Howard emerged from the Amway Center with both a victory over the Orlando Magic and some fresh new perspective on the Los Angeles Lakers in hand. Though the prevailing theme in the Lakers’ latest travels was Howard’s return to Orlando, something much greater can be taken away from this: Dwight and Kobe Bryant are [...]

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Carmelo Anthony’s Injury a Mystery to NY Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s Injury a Mystery to NY Knicks

What’s ailing Carmelo Anthony? That’s the eight-figure question currently plaguing the New York Knicks. We know it has something to do with his knees and fluid, but how serious is it? Should he even have returned against the Golden State Warriors? Is there something else at play here? We can’t answer any of those questions. [...]

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Kyrie Irving Injury Perpetuating a Startling NBA Trend

Kyrie Irving Injury Perpetuating a Startling NBA Trend

Kyrie Irving will be out 3-4 weeks with his latest shoulder injury and thus we continue to bear witness to the NBA’s version of the “Curse of Madden.” You know the curse I’m referring to, where any player who appears on the latest edition of the Madden video game franchise cover seems destined for excessive [...]

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