Monday 18th December 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Ball is ‘Disgusted’ with Los Angeles Lakers’ Losing

LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Ball is ‘Disgusted’ with Los Angeles Lakers’ Losing

LaVar Ball has some thoughtz and feelz about Lonzo Ball’s thoughtz and feelz about the Los Angeles Lakers’ recent five-game losing streak. Shocking, I know. Here’s what LaVar said, courtesy of SiriusXM NBA Radio: “He’s disgusted, he’s not used to losing like this. The #Lakers should build around Lonzo. Why are they sitting him down [...]

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Hunker Down, Miami: Hassan Whiteside Bracing for Extended Absence from Heat with Left Knee Injury

Hunker Down, Miami: Hassan Whiteside Bracing for Extended Absence from Heat with Left Knee Injury

Hassan Whiteside has missed each of the Miami Heat’s past three games with a bone bruise in his left knee, and he doesn’t sound like someone who’s planning to return in the near future. From the Palm Beach Post‘s Anthony Chiang: Whiteside will not travel for the team’s upcoming three-game trip, which begins Wednesday in San [...]

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DeMarcus Cousins Feels Altercation with Kevin Durant was Mostly ‘Instigated from the Other End’

DeMarcus Cousins Feels Altercation with Kevin Durant was Mostly ‘Instigated from the Other End’

DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t feel totally responsible for his dustup with Kevin Durant during the New Orleans Pelicans’ Monday night loss to the Golden State Warriors. Both players were ejected after exchanging words and having to be restrained by teammates late in the fourth quarter. They also continued jawing at each other after being thrown out. [...]

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Knicks Head Coach Jeff Hornacek Isn’t Sure When Tim Hardaway Jr. Will Return from Leg Injury

Knicks Head Coach Jeff Hornacek Isn’t Sure When Tim Hardaway Jr. Will Return from Leg Injury

Add Tim Hardaway Jr. to the list of injured New York Knicks players who don’t have a timeline for return. Kristaps Porzingis is currently on the shelf with an ankle injury, and the team isn’t quite sure how much time he’ll miss. The same can now be said for Hardaway, who has missed the Knicks’ [...]

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Denver Nuggets Don’t Know When Nikola Jokic Will Return from Sprained Left Ankle

Denver Nuggets Don’t Know When Nikola Jokic Will Return from Sprained Left Ankle

Nikola Jokic has missed each of the Denver Nuggets ‘past two games after spraining his left ankle during a Nov. 30 victory over the Chicago Bulls. If Monday’s drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks is any indication, they cannot afford to play without him for much longer. And yet, if Jokic’s own comments [...]

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Derrick Rose is Officially Returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Derrick Rose is Officially Returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers

After missing the past 12 games and leaving the team to consider whether he even wanted to continue his NBA career, Derrick Rose is officially returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com was the first to break the news and noted that the point guard would be meeting with team officials by Monday’s [...]

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Kawhi Leonard Sees Himself Returning to San Antonio Spurs Rotation ‘Soon’

Kawhi Leonard Sees Himself Returning to San Antonio Spurs Rotation ‘Soon’

Kawhi Leonard has officially spoken. The San Antonio Spurs All-Star has yet to play this season while dealing with a quad injury. And though the team has been heavy on ambiguous optimism over the course of the year, they haven’t provided a concrete timetable for his return. That hasn’t changed. Leonard missed the Spurs’ victory [...]

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Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Credits Isaiah Thomas for Leadership from the Bench

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Credits Isaiah Thomas for Leadership from the Bench

Isaiah Thomas may not be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers just yet, but head coach Tyronn Lue still believes he’s having an impact. As he told reporters following the Cavaliers’ 12th straight victory, this one a 113-91 shellacking of the Chicago Bulls, per Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon: Lue said the influx of new players like Wade, [...]

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Steph Curry Leaves Warriors Locker Room on Crutches After Suffering Ankle Injury vs. Pelicans

Steph Curry Leaves Warriors Locker Room on Crutches After Suffering Ankle Injury vs. Pelicans

Well, what do ya know: Injuries continue to remain the worst thing ever. Steph Curry rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter during the Golden State Warriors’ Monday night victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, and the visual wasn’t pretty: Curry soon after started limping towards the locker room: Stephen Curry ankle injury pic.twitter.com/Mmmu9rF9LI [...]

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LeBron James Thinks Dwyane Wade is ‘No. 1 Candidate’ for NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award

LeBron James Thinks Dwyane Wade is ‘No. 1 Candidate’ for NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award

LeBron James has now gone from defending Dwyane Wade’s addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers roster, to campaigning for his best buddy to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Seriously. From ESPN.com’s Arash Markazi: LeBron believes that Dwyane Wade is the leading candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year Award right now [...]

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