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Lakers GM Heads to Cleveland Hoping to Meet with LeBron

Stealth free-agent recruit mode activated. While everyone was zeroing in on the Los Angeles Lakers’ meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, general manager Mitch Kupchak flew the coop. Literally. According to the Los Angeles Times‘ Mike Bresnahan, Kupchak left for Cleveland after speaking with Melo, which presumably means he’s hoping to meet with LeBron James: […]

adidas Introduced the D Rose 773 III

adidas might be the most anxious entity for Derrick Rose to return to professional basketball play. In anticipation, we get an official look at the D Rose 773 III. For the third sneaker in the Derrick Rose team sneaker series with adidas, a triple-layer upper is used here with a perforated Sprintweb material used to […]

Thunder Are Frontrunner for Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol is drawing interest from plenty of NBA teams, chief among them apparently being the Oklahoma City Thunder. True story. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, the Thunder have unexpectedly emerged as a leading candidate for the big man’s services: The Oklahoma City Thunder, meanwhile, have unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender […]

Melo, D12 and Harden Hold Private Powwow

Looky here at this free-agency summit. Okay fine, it wasn’t really a summit. It was more like a private confab. A sequestered meeting between friends. An invite-only powwow. Yeah, that’s was this was. I think. After listening to the Houston Rockets’ free-agency pitch, Carmelo Anthony stayed behind with Dwight Howard and James Harden—both of whom […]

Nets Hire Lionel Hollins as Head Coach; 4-Years, $18 Million

Now that Jason Kidd has made his abrupt and surprising exit from Brooklyn, the Nets need a new coach. From the moment rumors surfaced of Kidd potentially landing in Milwaukee, Lionel Hollins’ name has been mentioned as a possible replacement. It’s official: Lionel Hollins is the next head coach of the Nets. With such a […]

Cavs, Kyrie Irving Agree on Max Contract Worth $90 Million Over 5 Years

Needless to say, the most important thing to happen to the Cleveland Cavaliers since LeBron James left has been drafting Kyrie Irving. He’s only been in the league a handful of years, but he’s already mentioned in the “best PG” conversation and has an all-star start under his belt. Free agency is only a day […]

Patty Mills Out For 7 Months With Shoulder Injury

The San Antonio Spurs’ backup point guard, Patty Mills will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss six to seven months, according to league sources. Mills played a key role in helping the Spurs beat the Miami Heat and win their fifth NBA Championship. Also, throughout the entire regular season, he averaged at least 10 points […]

Magic Waive Point Guard Jameer Nelson

Rarely does a player remain with the same team all throughout his career, and it seemed as if Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson would be included in this very short list. The former all-star from St. Joseph’s University was drafted back in 2004 together with Dwight Howard. And with the combination of him and […]

Heat, Mavs, Raptors and Others Interested in Signing Vinsanity

Vinsanity is back! Too bad it’s not better than ever. One of the most underrated NBA free agents on the market this summer is Vince Carter, who has spent his last three seasons playing for the Dallas Mavericks. According to a report from ESPN Dallas’ Tim MacMahon, there are (unsurprisingly) a number of teams are […]

What would you sacrifice in your life to be a Bacardi Untameable Fan?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BACARDÍ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that the NBA Draft 2014 has come and gone, I'm sure most of the readers of The Hoop Doctors are like most of the staff here at THD spending most of their free time thinking […]

FILA 96 (GH2) – ‘Hamptons’ Release Info

Inspired by the Hamptons area of New York as well as celebrating Independence Day at the beach is this new colorway or the FILA ’96. Keeping with the beach-inspired theme, the ‘Hamptons’ FILA GH2 (or FILA ’96 for you newbies) boasts a very clean white tumbled leather upper (with a white patent leather panel) and […]

Phoenix Suns Pursuing LeBron-Melo Partnership

Hand it to the Phoenix Suns. They’re ambitious. Probably too ambitious. Okay, most definitely too ambitious. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns plan on pursuing a Carmelo Anthony-LeBron James dyad this summer in free agency: Armed with an offer that no else in the NBA can make – a chance to partner with […]

Jabari Wants to Stay With Bucks For Entire Career…Maybe

Excuse Jabari Parker while he removes his foot from the throes of his mouth. After being selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Parker was naturally excited. How could he not be? He just made it to the NBA! He’s a millionaire! Larry Sanders can hook him […]

Kevin Love Would Sign With Cavs if They Had LeBron

Kevin Love would welcome the opportunity to play with LeBron James. Him, and a few hundred other NBA players. According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly rejected an offer for Love from the Cleveland Cavaliers that was built around the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, which turned out to be Andrew […]

Magic Trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

Arron Afflalo had a breakout season for the Magic last year. Many were surprised by him performance (18.2 ppg) and he was given heavy consideration for the all star team. Because a player of Afflalo’s caliber has that type of season, the Magic have done what any self-respecting team would do: strike while the iron’s […]

Rockets Trade Omer Asik to Pelicans for 2015 Draft Pick

From the moment Dwight Howard landed in Houston, Omer Asik has reportedly been unhappy. After all, he just got there and then the team acquires somebody else who plays the same position and who is better. Well, it appears as if Asik may finally be happy now. Per USA Today, Houston is shipping the big […]

Kevin Durant & Ahmad Rashad Introduce The Nike KD 7

In a press conference held in Washington DC and streamed live through an online simulcast, Ahmad Rashad sat down with the reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant and sneaker designer Leo Chang to officially introduce the Nike KD 7. While we brought you an early look at two colorways already, it was good to get a […]

Reebok Blacktop Avenue Release Info

Designed specifically to merge on-court sneaker performance with off-court with off-court shoe style, the Reebok introduces the Blacktop Avenue basketball sneaker. Picking up right where the Reebok Blacktop Retaliate leaves off, theShow More Summary

Knicks Trade Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton to Mavs

Many scratched their heads with Phil Jackson’s hire of Derek Fisher as new head coach, but he has pulled off a deal to win back the detractors. The Knicks has reportedly traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Mavericks for Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and Samuel Dalembert. This is the beginning of […]

Orlando Offering Afflalo, Two Lottery Picks to Cleveland for Top Pick

We’re now only a day away from the draft, so the offers for the Cavs’ top pick will only intensify. First, they were offered an interesting package from Utah, and now they are being offered something even more tempting from Orlando. The Magic are reportedly offering Arron Afflalo and two lottery picks to Cleveland for […]

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