Thursday 29th June 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Hayward to Meet With Heat, Followed by Jazz & Celtics in Free Agency

Hayward to Meet With Heat, Followed by Jazz & Celtics in Free Agency

There is no doubt, especially with Chris Paul now off the market (he was never really on it I guess) and a member of the Houston Rockets, that Gordon Hayward is the grand prize in NBA free agency 2017. Hayward is 27 and coming off a career year where he set a new career-high in [...]

June 29, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Danilo Gallanari Says Nuggets Aren’t 1st Choice in Free Agency

Danilo Gallanari Says Nuggets Aren’t 1st Choice in Free Agency

Danilo Gallinari has always been known to not be the most buttoned up with his comments to the media. He’s also had a tendency to be refreshingly honest throughout his career. That was the case Tuesday morning as Gallanari basically said returning to the Nuggets isn’t at the top of his list in free agency, [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dirk Hopes To Play A Couple More Years

Dirk Hopes To Play A Couple More Years

It appears the tune has changed for future first ballot hall of famer and greatest European basketball player of all-time Dirk Nowitzki. At one point last season when he was dealing with an Achilles issue he though that the 2016-17 season could be it for him, now he intends to sign a new two-year contract [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

There has been a lot of Allen Iverson chatter in recent days (don’t we all miss A.I. in our lives?) with the debut of the BIG3 league and Iverson’s first public appearance on a basketball court in about six years. As such, numerous players have shared their affinity for Iverson as a role model and [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

T’Wolves Still Looking to Shop Rubio for Shooting

T’Wolves Still Looking to Shop Rubio for Shooting

According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein Monday morning, despite having dealt Kris Dunn and recently acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, the T’Wolves are still trying to trade Ricky Rubio to acquire more shooting power. While in some ways Rubio seems like the perfect point guard to feed and put the T’Wolves [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Now that the 2017 NBA Draft is a thing of the past, unless you delight in reading draft grade pieces from all over the internet like me, the sports books have already gotten a jump on which of these rookies they see having the most success on the hardwood in 2017-18. While it is a [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Trashes Bulls GM Gar Foreman

Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Trashes Bulls GM Gar Foreman

The Bulls and Timberwolves finalized a blockbuster trade on draft night and the Bulls Jimmy Butler drama finally came to a halt, he was traded to the T’Wolves for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick, which turned into former Arizona big man Lauri Markkanen. While Butler seems pleased with the trade and [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors Spend $3.5 Million for Draft Rights to Jordan Bell

Warriors Spend $3.5 Million for Draft Rights to Jordan Bell

The greatest team in NBA history potentially just got a little better last night. The Warriors set a new record for money spent to acquire the rights to a draft pick by spending $3.5 million to acquire No. 38 pick Oregon forward Jordan’s Bell’s draft rights from the Chicago Bulls. The Warriors did the same [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

NBA Projected Salary Cap Down to $99 Million for 2017-18 Season

NBA Projected Salary Cap Down to $99 Million for 2017-18 Season

After an initial projection of $107 million, that has already been lowered to $101 million, the salary cap is now officially projected to land at $99 million for the 2017-18 season. This is bad news for NBA teams that are attempting to add a max-level player or avoid the luxury tax this upcoming season. This [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Knicks Want Everything and Your Mom for Porzingis

The Knicks Want Everything and Your Mom for Porzingis

Phil Jackson has made it pretty clear in his zen-master way that the Knicks are open and willing to trade 21-year-old budding star and NBA Unicorn (shout out to Bill Simmons) Kristaps Porzingis, “if it is better for the organization.” As one can imagine, these kinds of players at this age aren’t available very often, [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0