Wednesday 24th May 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Miami Heat Had Best Record in 2nd Half of NBA History to Miss Postseason

Miami Heat Had Best Record in 2nd Half of NBA History to Miss Postseason

In the midst of seemingly endless stream of stories surrounding the 2016-17 NBA season, the sudden and unexpected revival of the Miami Heat franchise mid-season may have been the most surprising. The phrase “a tale of two seasons” may have never rang more true than it does for the Miami Heat this season, they started [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Magic Fire GM Rob Henningan

Magic Fire GM Rob Henningan

While it is always a difficult and unfortunate decision for an organization to fire their general manager and move forward in a different direction, it was time for the Magic to move on from Rob Hennigan. The Magic never made the postseason in Hennigan’s five seasons and are currently on their 3rd head coach. Hennigan [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The 2016-17 Regular Season Was All About The Numbers

The 2016-17 Regular Season Was All About The Numbers

The 2016-17 NBA regular season felt more like an online season with friends on NBA 2K17 than acutal reality, as incredible performances were as routine as Dirk Nowitzki making a one-legged step back jump shot. You had two of the best single-season performances in NBA history in Russell Westbrook who averaged a triple-double and set [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

Cavaliers Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

The Cavaliers experiment with Larry Sanders to see if he could be a useful rim protecting big man for them has appeared to end before it truly started. Sanders appeared in only five games, a total of 13 minutes of playing time, and mustered four points, four rebounds and one block before being waived by [...]

April 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New Logo

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New Logo

The Minnesota Timberwolves, although a bit of a disappointment this season as many thought they would make the leap to playoff team (not me), still have one of the best accumulations of talent in the NBA under 25, a star in Karl-Anthony Towns, and presumably a very bright future. They have missed the NBA Playoffs [...]

April 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Lakers Have Been Tanking All Wrong

The Lakers Have Been Tanking All Wrong

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA over the past week, winning four straight games including beating a 60-win Spurs team and another playoff team in the Memphis Grizzlies. In most cases, finishing what has been a rough season strong would be a good if not great sign [...]

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

Paul Pierce Climbs One Final Notch on All-Time Scoring List

Paul Pierce Climbs One Final Notch on All-Time Scoring List

Although he may not be getting the sort of pomp and circumstance as some of his recent peers (ahem Kobe Bryant) during their rides off into the sunset, with the exception of that beautiful moment in his last game in Boston, Paul Pierce is one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and his [...]

April 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nikola Vucevic Vows to Improve Three-Point Shot This Offseason

Nikola Vucevic Vows to Improve Three-Point Shot This Offseason

My how the center position has changed in the NBA in the last few years. What was once like seeing a solar eclipse, an NBA center shooting a three-pointer, is now encouraged, expected and in some cases demanded by many teams of their centers across the NBA. I am not exactly sure when the trend [...]

April 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Suffer Epic Collapse, Lose 2nd Straight to Hawks

Cavaliers Suffer Epic Collapse, Lose 2nd Straight to Hawks

Thus far the title defense of the Cavaliers during the 2016-17 season has been a rocky road with a lot of highs and seemingly just as many lows. There were times when Kevin Love was playing his best basketball since becoming a Cavalier and LeBron was playing at another level for him, and there were [...]

April 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Westbrook Sets New Record for Triple-Doubles, Does it in Epic Fashion

Westbrook Sets New Record for Triple-Doubles, Does it in Epic Fashion

The 2016-17 season has truly been Russell Westbrook’s masterpiece. He is still only 28 and this is only his first season as the alpha dog for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has plenty more success in front of him, one would assume, but he will never recapture the magic or the wonder and bewilderment of [...]

April 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0