Friday 20th January 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Rudy Gay May Miss Remainder of Season with Achilles Injury

Rudy Gay May Miss Remainder of Season with Achilles Injury

Last night, we may have seen the last of Rudy Gay in a Kings uniform. The 30-year-old combo forward, who is set to hit free agency this off-season and was set to earn one final big contract (likely elsewhere as he has made it known he does not want to return to the Kings), may [...]

January 19, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Embiid Will Stay on a Minute Restriction for the Rest of 2016-17 Season

Embiid Will Stay on a Minute Restriction for the Rest of 2016-17 Season

Joel Embiid has been quite possibly the most interesting and mesmerizing NBA player on and off the court this season, with his seemingly limitless potential, rapid development and his status as the most interesting NBA player on social media that we have probably ever seen. After two seasons of recovery and rehabilitation for a chronic [...]

January 18, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Thomas on Pace to Set New 4th Quarter Scoring Average for a Season

Thomas on Pace to Set New 4th Quarter Scoring Average for a Season

Isaiah Thomas is truly having a magical season for the Boston Celtics. He is the go-to player and closer for one of the better teams in the NBA. We have already broken down the historical ramifications of his performance this season when compared to other NBA players of his size (he is 5’8″) and how [...]

January 18, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

A New Coach of the Year Award, Voted on by Coaches, is Announced

A New Coach of the Year Award, Voted on by Coaches, is Announced

There has been a trend in recent seasons of the NBA for the most outstanding performers in their role to be voted on and chosen by their peers. In recent years the NBA Executive of the Year has been voted on and decided by NBA executives and the players have staged their own awards show [...]

January 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Westbrook Becomes 3rd Player in NBA History with 20 Triple-Doubles in a Season

Westbrook Becomes 3rd Player in NBA History with 20 Triple-Doubles in a Season

Russell Westbrook has been having a magical season as the lone alpha dog in Oklahoma City and has managed to do the unthinkable thus far by averaging a triple-double through the first half of the 2016-17 NBA season. In 42 games he is averaging 30.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game for the [...]

January 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Isaiah Thomas Closest Thing We’ve Seen to Allen Iverson This Season

Isaiah Thomas Closest Thing We’ve Seen to Allen Iverson This Season

Isaiah Thomas has come a long way from being the basketball equivalent of Mr. Irrelevant. The No. 60 and final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings is now the star for one of the better teams in the NBA, averaging 28 points and six assists per game. Thomas’s lightning quickness, quick [...]

January 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Carmelo Anthony Will Not Waive No Trade Clause

Carmelo Anthony Will Not Waive No Trade Clause

In spite of the New York Knicks’ recent struggles, losers of nine of their last 11 games and sitting in 10th place in the eastern conference, Carmelo Anthony has reiterated that he has no desire to jump ship. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is reporting that Melo is unwilling to green-light any potential trade from [...]

January 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Zaza Pachulia is Still 2nd in Western Conference Front Court Voting

Zaza Pachulia is Still 2nd in Western Conference Front Court Voting

Let’s play a quick game, which of these names does not belong on this list: Kevin Durant, Zaza Pachulia, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Karl-Anthony Towns, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol? If you follow the NBA in any way and are being serious and honest with yourself, Zaza Pachulia does [...]

January 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

New Veteran Designation Rule Makes Stars Even Harder to Trade For

New Veteran Designation Rule Makes Stars Even Harder to Trade For

The current proliferation of many of the NBA’s biggest superstars in a few markets, LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in Cleveland, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in Golden State, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, is bittersweet for the league and for your average NBA fan. On one [...]

January 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nets Waive Former No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett

Nets Waive Former No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett

The story of Anthony Bennett’s NBA career has become a very sad tale and appears that it may have had its final moment. Bennett was released by the Brooklyn Nets Monday morning after averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11 minutes per game in 23 appearances this season. Bennett is the former No. 1 [...]

January 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0