Tuesday 17th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

San Antonio Spurs are Now Odds-On Favorites to Keep Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs are Now Odds-On Favorites to Keep Kawhi Leonard

It did not take long for the San Antonio Spurs to regain the inside track on keeping Kawhi Leonard. Apparently. In the latest odds released by Bovada, the Los Angeles Lakers have forfeited their pole position in the Kawhi sweepstakes, per Odds Shark: Look, I’m not going to say I told you so. But only [...]

June 27, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chris Paul and Rockets GM Daryl Morey Laugh Off Rumors That They’re ‘Beefing’

Chris Paul and Rockets GM Daryl Morey Laugh Off Rumors That They’re ‘Beefing’

So much for Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets not being on the same page. Last week, just after the NBA draft, Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard said the he had been told there was “tension” brewing between Paul and the team surrounding his next contract: Many wrote off this slant at the time. If any [...]

June 26, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James Doesn’t Want to Hear Any ‘Elaborate’ Pitches During NBA Free Agency

LeBron James Doesn’t Want to Hear Any ‘Elaborate’ Pitches During NBA Free Agency

Don’t worry, pipe-dreaming NBA fans. LeBron James has seen the extravagant billboards. And the writing in the sky behind planes. He knows you want him on your favorite team, and that your favorite team probably wants him, too. Still, he has no intention of staging a big to-do should he decline his player option and [...]

June 25, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Bulls, Celtics, Knicks, Mavs, Clippers, Magic, Nuggets All Trying to Trade for Grizzlies’ No. 4 Pick

Bulls, Celtics, Knicks, Mavs, Clippers, Magic, Nuggets All Trying to Trade for Grizzlies’ No. 4 Pick

Things are heating up as the NBA speeds toward Thursday night’s draft—particularly in Memphis, where the Grizzlies are hocking the No. 4 pick to roughly one-quarter of the league. According to ESPN.com’s Jonathan Givony, the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic are all trying [...]

June 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rumor: Cavaliers Interested in Keeping Kevin Love No Matter What LeBron James Does in Free-Agency

Rumor: Cavaliers Interested in Keeping Kevin Love No Matter What LeBron James Does in Free-Agency

Not so fast, Kevin Love trade enthusiasts. Most expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to heavily shop Love this summer, regardless of what LeBron James does in free agency. If LeBron leaves, they’ll have little use for a soon-to-be 30-year-old approaching his own free agency in 2019 (player option). If LeBron stays, he will instantly becomes their [...]

June 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

On Heels of Trade Request, Kawhi Leonard Meets with Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich

On Heels of Trade Request, Kawhi Leonard Meets with Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich

Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have officially met. What that means for their future together, though, remains unclear. After requesting a trade through the media, apparently without notifying the Spurs, Leonard met with Pop in San Diego on Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania: The meeting between the two [...]

June 20, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chris Paul Focused on Recruiting LeBron James to the Houston Rockets

Chris Paul Focused on Recruiting LeBron James to the Houston Rockets

Chris Paul cares not for salary-cap gymnastics. He’s trying to recruit LeBron James to the Houston Rockets anyway. Consider what Adrian Wojnarowski said during ESPN’s Monday draft special (via NBC Sports’ Dan Feldman): Chris is going to return there. And listen, right now, Chris Paul’s focus isn’t so much on his own free agency. He’s [...]

June 19, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Execs ‘Believe’ Knicks will Look Hard at Drafting Lonnie Walker or Kevin Knox with No. 9 Pick

NBA Execs ‘Believe’ Knicks will Look Hard at Drafting Lonnie Walker or Kevin Knox with No. 9 Pick

With the NBA draft on Thursday, the New York Knicks are still trying to figure out who they’ll take—a testament to the depth of this incoming class, and how hard it can be to project who will be available when they’re on the clock. Parsing the tealeaves doesn’t gives us too much to work these [...]

June 18, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies might be willing to trade out of the fourth-overall pick in this year’s NBA draft—provided, it seems, they get rid of Chandler Parsons’ deal in the process. From The Athletic’s Michael Scotto: The Memphis Grizzlies have gauged the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick, [...]

June 15, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

LaVar Ball Predicts LeBron James will Join Los Angeles Lakers

LaVar Ball Predicts LeBron James will Join Los Angeles Lakers

Most oddsmakers view the Los Angeles Lakers as the singular favorites to land LeBron James (player option) this offseason. LaVar Ball is right there with them. Speaking on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball talked about the possibility of LeBron sporting purple and gold—a scenario he all but deemed a formality: Here’s a [...]

June 15, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0