Wednesday 18th October 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Knicks Sophomore Willy Hernangomez Spent His Summer Learning ‘Tricks’ From Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol

Knicks Sophomore Willy Hernangomez Spent His Summer Learning ‘Tricks’ From Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol

The New York Knicks do not employ Marc Gasol or Pau Gasol, but they have the next best thing: A 23-year-old big who spent the summer learning from both Gasol brothers. From Newsday’s Al Iannazzone: Playing for Spain in the European Championships, Hernangomez practiced with Pau and Marc Gasol every day. The Gasol brothers have [...]

October 10, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Tom Thibodeau Sounds Like He Has Run Out of Patience with Timberwolves After Preseason Loss to Warriors

Tom Thibodeau Sounds Like He Has Run Out of Patience with Timberwolves After Preseason Loss to Warriors

Tom Thibodeau is done waiting on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sure, they wrapped 2016-17 as the NBA’s youngest team. And yes, their two most important players, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, still get carded when buying scratch-off lotto tickets. And no, preseason letdowns aren’t supposed to send head coaches into a tizzy. But Thibs is mad [...]

October 9, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Milwaukee Bucks Have ‘Discussed Dumping’ John Henson and Mirza Teletovic via Trade

Milwaukee Bucks Have ‘Discussed Dumping’ John Henson and Mirza Teletovic via Trade

The Milwaukee Bucks are feeling the weight of their roster investments. They already needed to waive Spencer Hawes in order to evade the luxury tax, but that’s only a permanent solution if they’re fine leaving the current roster untouched. Should they want to make improvements or chase upgrades near the trade deadline, they need to [...]

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Phoenix Suns Have Explored Trading Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley

Phoenix Suns Have Explored Trading Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley

Eric Bledsoe is not the only member of the Phoenix Suns who figures to spend a lion’s share of the regular season shuffling in and out of the trade rumor mill. Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley will be right there with him. From ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: The Suns will surely listen if and when suitors [...]

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James Harden Calls Former Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale a ‘Clown’ for Questioning His Leadership

James Harden Calls Former Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale a ‘Clown’ for Questioning His Leadership

Okay, so let’s all get caught up on this beef between James Harden and former Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale. McHale, who coached Harden for three seasons and change, doesn’t think the runner-up MVP is a leader. Harden, by comparison, disagrees. The end. (We jest.) Here’s what McHale initially said about Harden during an [...]

October 9, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly Stays Gary Harris Extension is ‘In The Works’

Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly Stays Gary Harris Extension is ‘In The Works’

Gary Harris is about to get paid. For real this time. The fourth-year combo guard/safety-net 3 is eligible to sign an extension before the start of the regular season, at which time, if he hasn’t inked one, he’ll gear up for restricted free agency next summer. The general consensus all summer has been that the [...]

October 8, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

?Another Positive Joel Embiid Injury Update?: Philadelphia 76ers Clear Him for ‘Full Practice’

?Another Positive Joel Embiid Injury Update?: Philadelphia 76ers Clear Him for ‘Full Practice’

We were treated to some positive Joel Embiid news on Thursday: Though the big man hadn’t been cleared for full-court 5-on-5 drills, he was doing more than head coach Brett Brown expected by this point. He was also spotted playing tennis and jogging around Philadelphia. Well, now, we’re being gifted some even better news: Joel [...]

October 8, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni: ‘You’re Not Gonna Stop’ the Warriors…But ‘They’re Not Gonna Stop Us Either’

Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni: ‘You’re Not Gonna Stop’ the Warriors…But ‘They’re Not Gonna Stop Us Either’

Mike D’Antoni has no illusions about the Golden State Warriors. He knows their offense cannot be stifled. The catch: He doesn’t believe they can slow down the Houston Rockets’ offense either, per ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon: Nothing unfair here, and the Rockets-Warriors matchups should most definitely be fun. That said, in theory, if there’s a team [...]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Admitted to Gregg Popovich He was Unhappy After 2 Years with Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge Admitted to Gregg Popovich He was Unhappy After 2 Years with Spurs

It turns out the rumors regarding LaMarcus Aldridge’s unhappiness with the San Antonio Spurs were true. Not only that, he expressed his frustration to head coach Gregg Popovich. From ESPN.com’s Michael C. Wright: Having already stomached the uneasy feeling of not being used in San Antonio’s system the way he’d envisioned, a disastrous showing in [...]

October 6, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Considered Offering Stephen Curry a ‘Contract Below the Max’

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Considered Offering Stephen Curry a ‘Contract Below the Max’

Looking back to July, at the start of free agency, most of us could not imagine offering Stephen Curry anything less than a max deal. But Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob did. According to The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson: Curry went from on top of the world to second fiddle in the very franchise on [...]

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