Monday 21st August 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Phoenix Suns Would Like Kyrie Irving to Sign Extension if They Trade for Him

Phoenix Suns Would Like Kyrie Irving to Sign Extension if They Trade for Him

Good luck getting a read on how much the Phoenix Suns want to trade for Kyrie Irving. Reports maintain they have interest, but caveats abound—such as an apparent unwillingness to deal Devin Booker or Josh Jackson as part of any package. And now they have another stipulation, kind of: They’d like Irving to sign an [...]

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DeMarcus Cousins Recruiting Some of NBA’s ‘Biggest Names’ to Come Play for the New Orleans Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins Recruiting Some of NBA’s ‘Biggest Names’ to Come Play for the New Orleans Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins is slated for free agency next summer, and no one has a great pulse on whether he’ll leave the New Orleans Pelicans, to whom he was traded last February. But this uncertainty hasn’t stopped him from acting as the team’s chief recruiter. As relayed by Will Guillory of NOLA.com, Cousin is apparently reaching out [...]

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Michael Jordan Believes Kawhi Leonard is NBA’s Best 2-Way Player Right Now

Michael Jordan Believes Kawhi Leonard is NBA’s Best 2-Way Player Right Now

Will Michael Jordan ever give LeBron James some love? First he ranks Kobe Bryant over the four-time MVP, because, well, ringzzz. Now he’s out and about calling Kawhi Leonard “the best two-way player in the game right now.” Jordan’s sentiments come via a FaceBook video posted by Spurs Uncensored (h/t Bleacher Report), and relative to his [...]

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Dirk Nowitzki Has Not Ruled Out Staying with Dallas Mavericks Beyond 20th NBA Season

Dirk Nowitzki Has Not Ruled Out Staying with Dallas Mavericks Beyond 20th NBA Season

Summer 2018. That’s the offseason forever tied to Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement. He’ll have just wrapped his 20th NBA go-round. He’ll turn 40 that June. It’s perfect—the closest he can come to a storybook ending while playing for a non-contender. But what if Nowitzki isn’t yet done? What if he has not one, but two, seasons [...]

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Are the Lakers Sending Signals’ LeBron James’ Way?

Are the Lakers Sending Signals’ LeBron James’ Way?

The short answer to this question is yes, the Los Angeles Lakers are obviously already sending signals LeBron James’ way. That’s what you do when you’re getting ready, in advance, to pitch superstar free agents on joining your team. The longer answer comes from ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who explained on ESPN’s The Jump how Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s [...]

August 3, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kristaps Porzingis Hopes Carmelo Anthony Ends Up Staying with New York Knicks

Kristaps Porzingis Hopes Carmelo Anthony Ends Up Staying with New York Knicks

Kristaps Porzingis isn’t ready for Carmelo Anthony to leave the New York Knicks. As he told NBA.com’s Shaun Powell while in South Africa on official NBA business: “He’s an All-Star, an incredible player and I’ve learned so much from him,” Porzingis said. “There’s still so much for me to learn form him. I would love [...]

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Cavaliers Want More Than Andrew Wiggins as Centerpiece If They Trade Kyrie Irving to Timberwolves

Cavaliers Want More Than Andrew Wiggins as Centerpiece If They Trade Kyrie Irving to Timberwolves

If the Minnesota Timberwolves really want Kyrie Irving, it’s going to cost them more than Andrew Wiggins and picks. There is an element of “duh” to this, since the Cleveland Cavaliers need to take back at least one other player to help make salaries match. But it’s also a tad more complicated than that, as 1500 [...]

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Joel Embiid Should Be Ready for Philadelphia 76ers’ Training Camp Following Knee Surgery

Joel Embiid Should Be Ready for Philadelphia 76ers’ Training Camp Following Knee Surgery

Trust The Process(‘ knee). Joel Embiid was limited to only 31 games as a third-year rookie due to an injured left knee that eventually required arthroscopic surgery. It was a sobering end to what was a promising debut following two years of questions and skepticism. Some of that doubt has creeped back into the fold, [...]

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Kevin Durant on Fan Saying LeBron James is the Better Player ‘Nah’

Kevin Durant on Fan Saying LeBron James is the Better Player ‘Nah’

Kevin Durant cannot have YouTube commenters thinking that LeBron James is better than him—at least not without offering his one syllable’s worth. The NBA Finals MVP answered a comment from a fan on YouTube claiming that the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is the better player (h/t Bleacher Report). He responded to the statement, because he is [...]

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Carmelo Anthony will Still Only Waive No-Trade Clause for Rockets, But Knicks Aren’t Budging

Carmelo Anthony will Still Only Waive No-Trade Clause for Rockets, But Knicks Aren’t Budging

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks remain at an impasse—and it doesn’t appear they’ll be finding a middle ground anytime soon. From the New York Post‘s Marc Berman: Phil Jackson is out as president, but the franchise’s strategy hasn’t changed much. A stalemate has ensued as sources indicate Anthony only wishes to waive his no-trade [...]

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