Wednesday 21st November 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

NBA Execs ‘Would Be Shocked’ If Klay Thompson Left Golden State Warriors in Free Agency

NBA Execs ‘Would Be Shocked’ If Klay Thompson Left Golden State Warriors in Free Agency

If you started to wonder what Klay Thompson might look like running his own team following his 51-point detonation in under 27 minutes against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, we don’t blame you. It would be extremely interesting to see how he fares as the No. 1 option, outside the comfy confines of shadows cast [...]

November 1, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Have Started ‘Testing’ Trade Market for Kyle Korver

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Have Started ‘Testing’ Trade Market for Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver may not be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers much longer. As the team scrambles to figure out a longer-term solution to fill the head-coach vacancy created by the firing of Tyronn Lue, it’s also attempting to steer deeper into its youth movement by gauging Korver’s market value, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski [...]

October 31, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Luke Walton Says Lakers Aspire to Be One of NBA’s Top-10 Defensive Teams

Luke Walton Says Lakers Aspire to Be One of NBA’s Top-10 Defensive Teams

Despite a sluggish 2-5 start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers aspire to be one of the NBA’s 10 best defensive teams. Or so says Luke Walton. Here’s what the Lakers’ head coach had to say (h/t Silver Screen & Roll’s Harrison Faigen): “We have a goal to be a top-10 defensive team, which [...]

October 31, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James Celebrated Brandon Ingram’s Return by Comparing Him to Durant & Giannis

LeBron James Celebrated Brandon Ingram’s Return by Comparing Him to Durant & Giannis

LeBron James is so excited to get Brandon Ingram back from his four-game suspension that he compared him to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant. True story. Here’s what LeBron said of Ingram’s return, per Mike Trudell of Lakers.com (h/t Silver Screen & Roll’s Anthony Irwin): “There’s not that many guys with that length. You look [...]

October 30, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Enes Kanter Doesn’t Seem Thrilled About Being Relegated to New York Knicks Bench

Enes Kanter Doesn’t Seem Thrilled About Being Relegated to New York Knicks Bench

Enes Kanter has been relegated to the second unit by New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale, and while he’s not being openly mutinous about the decision, he doesn’t exactly seem thrilled with it. From NorthJersey.com’s Chris Iseman: The usually outgoing and talkative Kanter gave short answers when he was asked about coming off the [...]

October 30, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Disconnect with Cavs GM Koby Altman Factored into Tyronn Lue Getting Fired

Report: Disconnect with Cavs GM Koby Altman Factored into Tyronn Lue Getting Fired

Tyronn Lue did not lose the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room before getting fired. He lost general manager Koby Altman. Speaking for Watch Stadium, Shams Charania relayed that the disconnect shared between these two ultimately led to Lue’s demise: As Charania states in the above clip, Altman had apparently told Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith they [...]

October 30, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kevin Durant ‘Not Really’ Impressed by New York Billboard Recruiting Him on Knicks’ Behalf

Kevin Durant ‘Not Really’ Impressed by New York Billboard Recruiting Him on Knicks’ Behalf

Here we are, fewer than 10 games into the NBA’s regular season, and all almost everybody wants to talk about is 2019 free agency. It’s kind of annoying. At the same time, it makes total sense. Next summer’s free-agent class is awash with stars, many of whom are considered flight risks. From Jimmy Butler and [...]

October 29, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Paul George Doesn’t Buy That It’s Hard to Play with Russell Westbrook

Paul George Doesn’t Buy That It’s Hard to Play with Russell Westbrook

Paul George admits that some players have a hard time coexisting with LeBron James, which clearly explains why he didn’t grant the Los Angeles Lakers a meeting in free agency before re-upping with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Well, not really. Speaking with ESPN.com’s Royce Young, George made these comments as part of a defense for [...]

October 29, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Still Trying to Get a Hold on the Cause of Courtney Lee’s Neck Injury

Knicks Still Trying to Get a Hold on the Cause of Courtney Lee’s Neck Injury

Courtney Lee has yet to make his season debut for the New York Knicks. And it doesn’t sound like he’s going to anytime soon. Lee has officially been listed as out with a neck injury. Many have taken that as code for “The Knicks are trying to trade him and clear more cap space for [...]

October 25, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Andrew Wiggins on Relationship with Jimmy Butler: ‘We Always Cool’

Andrew Wiggins on Relationship with Jimmy Butler: ‘We Always Cool’

Jimmy Butler’s relationship with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ youngsters is supposed to be part of the reason why he wants out. More specifically, his interactions with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are supposed to have soured his Minnesota experience. Ask Wiggins, though, and he’ll tell you that’s not the case. As he told reporters before the [...]

October 25, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0