Saturday 17th November 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Jaylen Brown Thinks He Will Have 5 or 6 Rings by 28…

Jaylen Brown Thinks He Will Have 5 or 6 Rings by 28…

The Boston Celtics were one win away from the NBA Finals in 2018, coming as close as any team has to preventing LeBron James from making the finals since 2010. They did so with their two biggest off-season acquisitions on the shelf in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Their return and the defection of LeBron [...]

November 8, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Whiteside Has Career Performance Wednesday

Whiteside Has Career Performance Wednesday

Hassan Whiteside did something Wednesday night that hasn’t been done since 1989. He continued his reemergence with the Heat with a ridiculous 29 point, 20 rebound and 9 blocks performance in the Heat’s 95-88 victory over the Spurs. The last player to put up that sort of stat line in the NBA is the one [...]

November 8, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Russell Westbrook Suffers High Ankle Sprain in Win Over Pelicans

Russell Westbrook Suffers High Ankle Sprain in Win Over Pelicans

The Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten their groove back after a rough start to the 2018-19 season, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 120-115 on Monday night for their 5th straight victory. That victory may have come at a price though as Russell Westbrook went down with an apparent high ankle sprain in the 3rd quarter. [...]

November 6, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns Declining 4th Year Option on No. 4 Pick Bender

Suns Declining 4th Year Option on No. 4 Pick Bender

Usually when drafting a player as high as No. 4 in any given draft, a team is expecting to get a perennial starter and foundational piece for their franchise moving forward. That has not been the case for the Suns and Dragan Bender. Bender has shown little in the way of progression or consistency at [...]

October 31, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

NBA Scoring at Historic Levels

NBA Scoring at Historic Levels

The game has changed for the better over the past decade as the NBA game is more fast-paced and open than ever with teams spacing the floor out and moving the ball like a whirring machine with most seven footers launching three-pointers, something that seemed unimaginable even a decade ago. The league is full of [...]

October 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Report: Gordon “Mandatory” in any Butler Trade

Report: Gordon “Mandatory” in any Butler Trade

Fresh off of a 66 win season and a collapse away from their first NBA Finals appearance in 23 years, the Rockets have gotten off to a rough 1-4 start in 2018-19. Harden has been hampered, Paul has been suspended, and the Rockets defense has been atrocious in the aftermath of losing Trevor Ariza and [...]

October 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wiggins Asked For, Received Payment to Play on Canadian National Team

Wiggins Asked For, Received Payment to Play on Canadian National Team

Canada has emerged on the international basketball scene in recent years and Andrew Wiggins may be the most gifted player to come from that emergence (until R.J. Barrett, watch him at Duke this year, he is special). Wiggins is a freakishly athletic wing who can light up the score sheet and has done so since [...]

October 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

LeBron Moves Into 6th on All-Time Scoring List

LeBron Moves Into 6th on All-Time Scoring List

15 years into his legendary NBA career, LeBron James is still operating at essentially the same level that he has for the past 12 to 13 years. While his new look Lakers have struggled out of the gates with a 2-4 start, King James is still playing at an MVP level and climbing the all [...]

October 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Fire Tyronn Lue

Cavaliers Fire Tyronn Lue

As expected, life has been tough in Cleveland post-LeBron. The Cavaliers are 0-6, being outscored by 10 points or more per game looking far closer to the top of the lottery than the NBA Finals. Because of the slow start (and Dan Gilbert’s pettiness) the Cavaliers have decided to fire Head Coach Tyronn Lue. Lue [...]

October 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Barton to Miss 5-6 Weeks With Groin Injury

Barton to Miss 5-6 Weeks With Groin Injury

Will Barton has been one of the most underrated and under the radar players in the NBA to the average basketball fan over recent years, but he has become a sixth man extraordinaire and quietly one of the better wing players in the league for the Denver Nuggets. He was off to a fast start [...]

October 23, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0