Tuesday 22nd May 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

David Fizdale Passed on Suns Coaching Gig Before Accepting Knicks’ Offer

David Fizdale Passed on Suns Coaching Gig Before Accepting Knicks’ Offer

David Fizdale was wanted a man. Before accepting the New York Knicks’ head coaching position, the 43-year-old apparently had an offer from the Phoenix Suns that he turned down, according to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto: The Suns would go on to hire Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov—a solid choice in his own right. But Fizdale’s [...]

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NBA Issued Warning to Drake Following His Altercation with Kendrick Perkins During Cavs-Raptors

NBA Issued Warning to Drake Following His Altercation with Kendrick Perkins During Cavs-Raptors

Drake has officially been warned by the NBA. Why yes, that is a real sentence. Welcome to 2018. The music mogul, who is also the Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador, was reportedly scolded by the league for his two confrontations with Cleveland Cavaliers benchwarmer Kendrick Perkins during and after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. [...]

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Will Stephen Curry Rejoin Warriors Starting Lineup for Game 3? Steve Kerr: ‘Oh Yeah’

Will Stephen Curry Rejoin Warriors Starting Lineup for Game 3? Steve Kerr: ‘Oh Yeah’

Stephen Curry’s return to the Golden State Warriors is about to get even more official. Yes, he rejoined the team for the first time since March 8 during their Game 2 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. But he made his return coming off the bench, as a super-sub sixth man, presumably so head coach [...]

May 3, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clint Capela Credits James Harden for Helping Him Develop into Force with Houston Rockets

Clint Capela Credits James Harden for Helping Him Develop into Force with Houston Rockets

Clint Capela is not Dwight Howard. James Harden actually likes him. What, was I just supposed to not swing at that low-hanging fruit? Seriously, though, Harden has a special affinity for his man in the middle. And it predates the Houston Rockets’ rise to NBA superpower. Consider what general manager Daryl Morey and Capela himself [...]

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Top Candidates for Milwaukee Bucks Coaching Gig Include Steve Clifford, Mike Budenholzer, David Blatt

Top Candidates for Milwaukee Bucks Coaching Gig Include Steve Clifford, Mike Budenholzer, David Blatt

With the Milwaukee Bucks comfortably removed from the NBA’s postseason, they can now begin the process of replacing Jason Kidd. And according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, they have more than a few names in mind: Most of these were a given even before they were official. Mike Budenholzer is atop every vacancy’s list of candidates [...]

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Joel Embiid Apparently Holds a Grudge Against Those Who Used to Mock Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid Apparently Holds a Grudge Against Those Who Used to Mock Philadelphia 76ers

You know what they say: NBA superstars never forget. In Joel Embiid’s case, they may not ever forgive, either. Speaking with reporters in advance of the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 2 matchup with the Boston Celtics, the All-Star center lamented the time his team spent as the punchline to everyone’s jokes. Here are his full thoughts, [...]

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Kawhi Leonard Back in San Antonio, But Has No Meeting with Spurs on the Books

Kawhi Leonard Back in San Antonio, But Has No Meeting with Spurs on the Books

Kawhi Leonard is back! Sort of. Well, not really. With rumors of discord between Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs organization continuing to swirl, the two time Defensive Player of the Year has returned to the city after spending most of his time rehabbing in New York, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes. Leonard just doesn’t, [...]

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Pistons Owner Wants Stan Van Gundy Back Next Year, But with Changes to Detroit’s Front Office

Pistons Owner Wants Stan Van Gundy Back Next Year, But with Changes to Detroit’s Front Office

Stan Van Gundy will be back with the Detroit Pistons next season—unless he’s not open to change. Van Gundy’s future with the franchise was considered up in the air by year’s end. The coach-president yet again failed to guide his team into the playoffs, all while piecing together an intractable payroll and saddling them with [...]

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Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Challenged Victor Oladipo to Be More Than a ‘One-Hit Wonder’

Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Challenged Victor Oladipo to Be More Than a ‘One-Hit Wonder’

Victor Oladipo is coming off one helluva season. He averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and a league-best 2.4 steals per game while slashing 47.7/37.1/79.9 in his first year with the Indiana Pacers. His performance in the first round against the Cleveland Cavaliers was touch-and-go at times, but his transcendence largely translated to the [...]

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Portland Trail Blazers Not Expected to Fire Head Coach Terry Stotts

Portland Trail Blazers Not Expected to Fire Head Coach Terry Stotts

The Portland Trail Blazers have some changes to make over the offseason. Firing head coach Terry Stotts, however, doesn’t appear to be one of them. Though speculation to the contrary cropped up immediately after the Blazers were swept in the first round by the New Orleans Pelicans, The New York Times‘ Marc Stein brings word in [...]

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