Tuesday 17th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

NBA Changing Free Agency Start Time for 2019

NBA Changing Free Agency Start Time for 2019

The first 24 hours of NBA free agency are one of the most exhilarating phenomenons in all of professional sports. Basketball junkies refresh their hoopshype rumors page about three times a minute to digest all of the meetings, rumors and player movement as it happens. While interest level is high online and the 12:01 am [...]

July 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Signing Melo Would Cap Off Bad Summer for Rockets

Signing Melo Would Cap Off Bad Summer for Rockets

Let me preface this by saying that Carmelo Anthony is likely a future hall of famer and is one of the best offensive players in the NBA over the past 15 years. With that being said, he has been declining for a few years now and would be an absolutely terrible fit for the Houston [...]

July 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Observations From a Day at NBA Summer League

Observations From a Day at NBA Summer League

Las Vegas is the center of the basketball world the few first weeks of July every summer as all 30 teams participate in Las Vegas NBA Summer League. It is basically an NBA conference where the whole industry meets, scouts, coaches, personnel players and coaches. It is also the first chance for the prized new [...]

July 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves Talking Max Extension

Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves Talking Max Extension

Since being selected No.1 in the 2015 NBA Draft, Karl Anthony-Towns has shown that he is an NBA superstar in the making and every bit the franchise cornerstone for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has averaged 21.6 points and 11.7 rebounds in three seasons and proven to be the model NBA center of the future as [...]

July 12, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Spurs Still Want King’s Ransom for Leonard, Lakers Should Pay It

Spurs Still Want King’s Ransom for Leonard, Lakers Should Pay It

Now that the dust has settled on “The Decision” volume three and Kawhi Leonard has made it clear to the Spurs organization that he wants to be in Los Angeles, you would think the Spurs and Lakers would be working out a deal for Leonard right? Not so fast… According to ESPN’s Larry Coon, the [...]

July 5, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Howard to Sign With Wizards

Howard to Sign With Wizards

The transformation from beloved NBA superstar to NBA vagabond has been quick and perplexing for Dwight Howard. Not long ago he was a 1st-Team All-NBA player and it was big news whether he was boarding a plane or not for a free agency meeting, now he is tossed around like a beach ball at a [...]

July 4, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Under the Radar Free Agency Signings Thus Far

Under the Radar Free Agency Signings Thus Far

While everybody digests the thought of LeBron James in a Lakers jersey, there are plenty of other free agency signings that are happening behind the scenes. These aren’t the sort of players who command large deals or are expected to step in and be a star player, but the kind of guys who can help [...]

July 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rockets May Regret Max Deal for Paul

Rockets May Regret Max Deal for Paul

The Rockets fulfilled their initial promise to Chris Paul by signing him to a four-year, $160 million max contract. Chris Paul is still one of the most valuable players in the NBA and the Rockets may be in possession of the Larry O’Brien trophy right now if CP3 hadn’t gone down with a hamstring injury [...]

July 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Pacers Rumored to Sign Aaron Gordon to Offer Sheet

Pacers Rumored to Sign Aaron Gordon to Offer Sheet

There are many teams with a lot of cap space going into free agency, but the best team with cap space available isn’t the Los Angeles Lakers, it is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers could potentially have $35 million in cap space to try and improve upon a 48 win team in 2017-18. So where [...]

June 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

What the Spurs Should Do With Leonard

What the Spurs Should Do With Leonard

It is clear that the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is the 1B to the 1A off-season story line that is LeBron James free agency. While it is very apparent Leonard wants out and prefers LA, the Spurs reaction to Leonard’s demands and their course of action seems to alternate by the hour with different reports. Should [...]

June 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0