Tuesday 17th October 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Russell Westbrook Would Save Slam Dunk Contest

Russell Westbrook Would Save Slam Dunk Contest

Let’s be honest—last year’s NBA Slam Dunk Competition was the embodiment of awful. Far be it from me to belittle players’ displays of athleticism, but not only did the dunk contest lack the big names were used to seeing, but the creativity and explosiveness of the dunks were clearly inferior to what we have become [...]

December 21, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 6

Isaiah Thomas Should Start at Point Guard for Sacramento Kings

Isaiah Thomas Should Start at Point Guard for Sacramento Kings

Can the Sacramento Kings do anything right? Apparently not. At the risk of sounding brutal but in the spirit of being honest, the Kings are a horrible basketball team. They’re 8-17 on the season—giving them the second-worst record in the Western Conference—are still trying to figure out the self-destructive enigma that is Demarcus Cousins, have [...]

December 21, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Avery Bradley Will Prove to Be Boston Celtics Missing Link

Avery Bradley Will Prove to Be Boston Celtics Missing Link

It’s not easy being the Boston Celtics. Rajon Rondo and company were supposedly talented and deep enough to contend for a title this season. Instead, they’ve fought to stay above .500 and can currently be classified as a fringe playoff team. The problem? Defense. Last season, the Celtics were allowing a league-best 98.2 points per [...]

December 20, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Waiving Nate Robinson Would Be Mistake for Chicago Bulls

Waiving Nate Robinson Would Be Mistake for Chicago Bulls

Nate Robinson’s name continues to get tossed around like he doesn’t matter. I understand that Robinson isn’t a superstar, and I get that he’s only 5’9″, but he’s still a consistent force to be reckoned with on a daily basis. And yet, that doesn’t seem to matter. Robinson struggled to generate any suitors over the [...]

December 20, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Philadelphia 76ers Smart to Remain Cautious With Jrue Holiday

Philadelphia 76ers Smart to Remain Cautious With Jrue Holiday

The NBA season has not been kind to the Philadelphia 76ers. That said, despite the urgency that is undoubtedly running through the city of Brotherly Love, it’s reassuring to see that the team is not making any brash decisions. I’m referring to, of course, the Sixers’ treatment of injured guard Jrue Holiday, who has missed [...]

December 19, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Orlando Magic Should Trade J.J. Redick

Orlando Magic Should Trade J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick is one of the best players the Orlando Magic currently possess. But he’s also a free agent at the end of this season. Which is why the Magic should trade him. According to Ric Bucher of Comcast, that may, in fact be just what the team ultimately does: More from the Trade Winds: [...]

December 19, 2012 Anklesnap Dan Favale 2

When Should Knicks Bring Amar’e Stoudemire Back?

When Should Knicks Bring Amar’e Stoudemire Back?

The New York Knicks received some very good news on Monday night. Or bad news, depending upon which side of Carmelo Anthony’s fence you stand on. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Amar’e Stoudemire has been cleared for full-contact practice and could return for the Knicks as soon as Friday when [...]

December 19, 2012 Anklesnap Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Is Courtney Lee Expendable to Celtics?

Is Courtney Lee Expendable to Celtics?

Courtney Lee was supposed to be a championship-caliber piece that helped push the Boston Celtics back into contention. But that hasn’t been the case. And it may never be. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Celtics may be dangling Lee as trade bait: Lee agreed to four-year, $21 million contract in a sign-and-trade deal [...]

December 18, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Brooklyn Nets Must Avoid Trading for Bucks Ersan Ilyasova

Brooklyn Nets Must Avoid Trading for Bucks Ersan Ilyasova

Ersan Ilyasova is an enigma. Or he could be a one-year wonder. Either way, he remains someone the Brooklyn Nets must avoid. Why do I say this? Because according to Gary Wolfel of the Racine Journal-Times (via NetsDaily.com), the Nets are reportedly once again interesting in acquiring the essential stretch forward: Gary Woelfel, long-time Bucks [...]

December 17, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

David West Makes No Sense for Lakers

David West Makes No Sense for Lakers

Let’s get something straight: Trading Pau Gasol would be a mistake for the Los Angeles Lakers. At least right now. Not just because Steve Nash wants to play alongside him and not just because the Lakers owe it to their newly constructed team to see if the current dynamic works, but also because Los Angeles [...]

December 17, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0