Friday 28th April 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Did the NBA’s Memo Work? Pop Not Resting Players for Prime Time Game Saturday

Did the NBA’s Memo Work? Pop Not Resting Players for Prime Time Game Saturday

As you may have noticed, the increased occurrences of NBA teams resting players has become a very buzz-worthy topic of conversation in recent weeks. It has been discussed by every sports talk show and seemingly every former player wants to chime in with their two cents. Because of this and the fact that the NBA’s [...]

April 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Popovich Trade for Leonard “Toughest Decision He Has Ever Made”

Popovich Trade for Leonard “Toughest Decision He Has Ever Made”

For those who don’t remember the circumstances surrounding and leading into the trade that landed the San Antonio Spurs the No. 15 pick of the 2011 NBA Draft where they selected current MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, the headline of this story may be perplexing. Why would Coach Pop have said the decision to trade up [...]

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Three 1st Round Playoff Match-Ups We Want To See

Three 1st Round Playoff Match-Ups We Want To See

Every year the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs is a mixed bag full of treats. For instance, good or exciting series are like mini Snickers or Twix bars in a trick-or-treater’s bag, while bad or boring series (also known as the NBA TV series, NBA fans know what I am talking about) are like [...]

April 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors Clinch No. 1 Seed

Warriors Clinch No. 1 Seed

It’s been business as usual for the Golden State Warriors after a minor rough stretch when they first lost Kevin Durant to his sprained MCL injury. They are now 65-14 on the season (what’s new), have won 13 straight games, and as of Wednesday night have clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs [...]

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Thompson’s Games Played Streak Ends Wednesday

Thompson’s Games Played Streak Ends Wednesday

One of the more impressive and under the radar feats in the NBA over the past six seasons or so is the unmatched durability of Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson. Thompson has played in 447 straight NBA games over the past six seasons, until Wednesday’s game against the Celtics because he sprained his thumb on Tuesday [...]

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Rodman on Warriors: “Klay Thompson Makes That Team”

Rodman on Warriors: “Klay Thompson Makes That Team”

Dennis Rodman is one of the most expressive personalities the NBA has ever seen. He is never one to shy away from his opinion or make a statement on something. He gave his two cents on the most important part of the machine that is the Golden State Warriors while appearing on the “Reiter Than [...]

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Dwyane Wade Could Return This Season for Bulls

Dwyane Wade Could Return This Season for Bulls

A playoff picture that once was starting to look pretty bleak for the Chicago Bulls is now looking more and more like a realistic possibility or even likelihood. The Bulls were sitting on the outside looking in on the playoff picture three weeks ago when their veteran leader and second best player, Dwyane Wade was [...]

April 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kevin Durant Thinks All-Star Games Are Low-Quality Because They’re on Sunday

Kevin Durant Thinks All-Star Games Are Low-Quality Because They’re on Sunday

While traditionally never the most competitive or intense game, rather a friendly showcase of the league’s elite talent, the NBA All-Star Game has become increasingly underwhelming and even less competitive the past couple years (Steph Curry literally laid down on defense at one point). Kevin Durant has a hypothesis on this trend: energy and effort [...]

April 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Raptors GM: “No Question” Raptors Try to Re-Sign Lowry

Raptors GM: “No Question” Raptors Try to Re-Sign Lowry

If you haven’t noticed, the Raptors (somewhat shockingly) have been playing really good basketball the past month and a half with Kyle Lowry sidelined. DeMar DeRozan has grown even more as a player and become more of a playmaker for others and Cory Joseph has appeared to get his groove back with more opportunity. The [...]

April 4, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nets Sign Archie Goodwin to Multi-Year Deal

Nets Sign Archie Goodwin to Multi-Year Deal

Former Kentucky Wildcat and No. 29 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Archie Goodwin, has found a new home for the next few seasons as he signed a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Goodwin was finishing up his second of two 10-day contracts (the most a team can give one player in [...]

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