Tuesday 25th September 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Alan Williams Signs Two-Way Contract With Nets

Alan Williams Signs Two-Way Contract With Nets

At 6’6″ and 260 pounds, Alan Williams is not your typical NBA player, especially in 2018. He was able to work his way from undrafted rookie and camp invite to a valued role as a roational big man for the Suns in his second season though and took full advantage with limited opportunity, averaging 7.4 [...]

September 17, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

We Get One More Year of D-Wade

We Get One More Year of D-Wade

By any sort of analysis or calculation, Dwyane Wade is a first ballot hall of fame player and one of the 50 best players in league history. A 3x NBA champion, 1x NBA Finals MVP, a 12-time All-NBA performer and an 12x NBA All-Star, Wade has made an indelible mark on the league and the [...]

September 17, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

2018 Lottery Class Rookie/ Career Predictions

2018 Lottery Class Rookie/ Career Predictions

We are about a month out from the 2018 NBA Draft class making their NBA debuts after being highly touted prep, collegiate and international players. Soon we will start to see who some of the stars of tomorrow may be. Who from this class will have the best rookie season and who will have the [...]

September 17, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Isaiah Thomas Says He is the Best PG in the League

Isaiah Thomas Says He is the Best PG in the League

It wasn’t that long ago that Isaiah Thomas was averaging 30 points per game for the top-seeded Celtics in the eastern conference and was an All-NBA performer. Since then he has played for two other teams and will suit up for his third with the Denver Nuggets this season after signing a one-year, minimum contract. [...]

September 14, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Gordon Hayward Declares Himself 100% Healthy

Gordon Hayward Declares Himself 100% Healthy

Signs have been pointing to Gordon Hayward being 100% physically healed and ready to return from his severe lower leg injury that he suffered on opening night last season. Now you can see Hayward say so himself. While he physically may be fine, timing and touch wise it will take a little while into the [...]

September 14, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Westbrook Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Out At Least Four Weeks

Westbrook Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Out At Least Four Weeks

Russell Westbrook will miss the entire preseason and likely the first few games of the regular season after undergoing an arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday. While not a huge issue in reality as missing a couple games to start the season shouldn’t greatly affect the Thunder’s season, any time a star player starts to need [...]

September 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dirk Says Doncic is Better Than Him at the Age of 19

Dirk Says Doncic is Better Than Him at the Age of 19

Luka Doncic comes into the NBA with more hype than any other European ever has entering the league and is as accomplished as any European player entering the NBA as a reigning EuroLeague MVP at age 19 He also just happens to be starting his career as teammates with the great European basketball player in [...]

September 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Pistons Have the Worst Cap Situation Entering 2018-19 Season

The Pistons Have the Worst Cap Situation Entering 2018-19 Season

Most NBA executives and those involved in the game will agree that the worst position to be in as a franchise is a middle of the road team over the salary cap and a roster filled with veterans. That is the NBA version of purgatory hypothetically. The one NBA franchise that exemplifies this situation the [...]

September 13, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

T’Wolves Working Out Monta Ellis

T’Wolves Working Out Monta Ellis

There was once a time when Monta Ellis was seen as being one of the featured options of an NBA offense and averaged 25.5 points per game for the Warriors in the 2009-10 season. He found himself out of the league by the age of 31 last season, unable to catch on with a team [...]

September 12, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Thunder to Wear Native American Themed Jerseys

Thunder to Wear Native American Themed Jerseys

Native American themed mascots, logos and team names are pervasive all over the professional and collegiate sports scene, but rarely do they truly pay homage. The alternate uniforms that the Thunder unveiled on Monday do seem to be the rare instance where the culture is being honored and not parodied or done in a disrespectful [...]

September 11, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0