Thursday 19th October 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Grizzlies to Retire Tony Allen No. 9 Jersey

Grizzlies to Retire Tony Allen No. 9 Jersey

While the Grit and Grind Era of basketball in Memphis officially ended this summer, the Grizzlies are still making sure to honor two of the most influential members of this great era of Grizzlies basketball even after they have moved on to different teams. I am talking about Zach Randolph and Tony Allen. Allen will [...]

October 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Draymond Green: Everybody Knows They Have No Chance Against Warriors

Draymond Green: Everybody Knows They Have No Chance Against Warriors

Draymond Green feels like this generation’s Charles Barkley with his sharp tongue and attitude, the only difference is his pension for kicking and punching other man’s private parts (and sending out pictures of his…). A new season means a new batch of Draymond bravado and brashness as in-depth GQ profile with Clay Skipper unearthed some [...]

October 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

LeBron Could Miss Season Opener

LeBron Could Miss Season Opener

LeBron James is one of the most durable athletes in NBA history considering the amount of games he has already played in his career by the age of 32. He incredibly has dealt with very few injury issues in his career and most of his games missed are a result of his team resting him [...]

October 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kyrie Irving Calls Boston “Real, live sports city”

Kyrie Irving Calls Boston “Real, live sports city”

Kyrie Irving is now showing off his maestro ball handling skills and ability to score the ball in numerous ways in Celtic green and white instead of Cavalier wine and gold (can we just call it yellow?). There could be a litany of reasons why Irving requested a trade this off-season, including projecting LeBron’s impending [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors “Don’t Fear” Russell Westbrook Due to His Playing Style

Warriors “Don’t Fear” Russell Westbrook Due to His Playing Style

Go ahead and add some gas to the fire that is the simmering rivalry that is the Golden State Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were no match for the Warriors last season after Kevin Durant switched sides, but with the addition of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony this summer, the Thunder are [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Thomas: “I May Never Talk to Danny Ainge Again”

Thomas: “I May Never Talk to Danny Ainge Again”

Growing up being the smallest guy on the court your whole life, playing with an extra chip on your shoulder to prove all of your doubters wrong and to dominate your enemies (on a basketball court) becomes ingrained into your DNA. Isaiah Thomas has been doubted, overlooked and underappreciated seemingly his whole NBA career after [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wiggins, T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $146 Million Extension

Wiggins, T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $146 Million Extension

The No.1 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft is now the 3rd player in his class to sign an over $100 million extension in the past week, joining Joel Embiid and Gary Harris. Andrew Wiggins has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $146.5 million max extension with the T’Wolves. It’s interesting that the deal includes no [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

It’s Official: D-Wade Starting for Cavaliers

It’s Official: D-Wade Starting for Cavaliers

No surprise here, the newest Cavalier signing and reunited second banana to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade will be starting at shooting guard for the Cavaliers this season. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Rose will start at point guard with Thomas’s absence, but will leave the game early and come back in with the second [...]

October 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Klay Thompson Says Warriors Aspiring for Bulls Level Success

Klay Thompson Says Warriors Aspiring for Bulls Level Success

The current version of the Warriors, in my opinion, are likely the greatest team in NBA history with their perfect storm of stars with the right attitudes and skill sets to compliment one another and mesh perfectly for an offensive and defensive juggernaut. While the Warriors have already won more games than any team in [...]

October 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Adam Silver Says NBA Will Continue to Look at 1-16 Playoff Seeding

Adam Silver Says NBA Will Continue to Look at 1-16 Playoff Seeding

It feels like virtually every season of this millennium there has been an imbalance between the western and eastern conference as the No. 5 through No. 8 seeds in the west seem to be far superior than in the east. Some years there are multiple teams who miss the postseason in the west that could [...]

October 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0