Thursday 23rd March 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Year of the Triple-Double

Year of the Triple-Double

The triple-double, once a mystique filled achievement that wasn’t seen on a nightly basis has almost become routine business these days as a number of players are messing around and getting a triple-double even more than Ice Cube. As of March 14, there have been an incredible 86 triple-doubles and counting during the 2016-17 season [...]

March 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Alvin Gentry To Be Fired If Pelicans Don’t Finish Strong

Alvin Gentry To Be Fired If Pelicans Don’t Finish Strong

The experiment in the Big Easy hasn’t been an easy transition for Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins thus far. The Pelicans, who were 2.5 games out of the No. 8 seed at the All-Star break when they made the blockbuster deal, are now 5.5 games out and basically eliminated from postseason contention. That does not [...]

March 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Bledsoe May Be Shut Down For Season

Bledsoe May Be Shut Down For Season

Gentlemen start your engines, the race to the bottom of the NBA standings is in full gear. Reports coming out of Phoenix Wednesday night indicate that Eric Bledsoe could be shut down for the remainder of the season. It wasn’t announced until five minutes before game time Wednesday night that Bledsoe would not be starting [...]

March 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Aldridge Cleared to Return Wednesday Night

Aldridge Cleared to Return Wednesday Night

What originally was thought to potentially be a huge blow to the San Antonio Spurs title aspirations and shot at a No. 1 seed in the western conference, thankfully has only proven to be a brief concern. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been cleared by team doctors for his heart arrhythmia, which caused the star [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Vince Carter Coming Back For Year 20?

Vince Carter Coming Back For Year 20?

Vince Carter, at the age of 40, has experienced another late-career revival in Memphis. He is now a valuable contributor for the No. 6 seed in the western conference. Most would think making it to 40 and 19 seasons in the NBA that have included a hall of fame resume as one of the most [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Darko Opens Up On Why He Was A Bust In The NBA

Darko Opens Up On Why He Was A Bust In The NBA

Darko Milicic will always be nothing more than a punch line or a great trivia question as the player who was drafted in the 2003 NBA Draft between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. After being drafted No.2 in 2003 by the Detroit Pistons and being expected to be the second coming of Dirk Nowitzki, Millic [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Mozgov Getting Paid $16 Million Per Season To Be a Healthy Scratch

Mozgov Getting Paid $16 Million Per Season To Be a Healthy Scratch

Timofey Mozgov was officially the first reported signing of the 2017 off-season and the first beneficiary of the huge salary cap increase and crazy amount of money teams had to spend. He was given a four-year, $64 million contract by the Los Angeles Lakers to presumably be their starting center and center for the near [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dion Waiters Wants to Remain With Heat

Dion Waiters Wants to Remain With Heat

Dion Waiters is having a career revival in South Beach this season as a guy who went from being the No. 4 pick of the 2012 NBA Draft to being a journeyman who was unable to find a home or consistent role. Waiters is putting up career-highs across the board, including averaging 16.1 point per [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Curry Predicts Harden for MVP

Curry Predicts Harden for MVP

As the final month of the NBA season winds down, prognosticators around the league and every grouping of NBA fans around the country will participate in the debate: Who should win the 2016-17 NBA MVP award Russell Westbrook or James Harden? The reigning two-time MVP has already given his opinion/prediction on the matter and his [...]

March 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Warriors Need The No.1 Seed Badly

The Warriors Need The No.1 Seed Badly

Ever since Kevin Durant went down with a sprained MCL on February 28 (thanks a lot Marcin Gortat) the Warriors have experienced something they haven’t in a long time save for the final three games of the 2016 NBA Finals (sorry couldn’t help myself), a stretch of losing basketball. They have gone 2-4 in their [...]

March 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0