Wednesday 28th June 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Greg Monroe Opts into Final Year of Contract

Greg Monroe Opts into Final Year of Contract

It looks like the Milwaukee Bucks will be stuck (I know it’s a little harsh) with Greg Monroe for one more season. Monroe has decided to opt into the final year and $17.9 million of his contract with the Bucks. Monroe has some definite NBA skills including his ability to score with his back to [...]

June 22, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Amar’e Stoudemire May Consider NBA Return Next Season

Amar’e Stoudemire May Consider NBA Return Next Season

Amar’e spent the 2016-17 season connecting with his Jewish roots (as a Hebrew Israelite, it’s confusing feel free to look it up) and played a role on a championship winning Israeli team, averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 23 minutes per game. Amar’e is also the co-owner of the Hapoel Jerusalem B.C [...]

June 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Pau Gasol To Decline Option, Take Less Money

Pau Gasol To Decline Option, Take Less Money

In a true Spursian move by a true Spursian player at heart, Pau Gasol has declined to opt into the final year and $16.1 million of his contract with the intention to re-sign in San Antonio for cheaper. Gasol at 37 is clearly doing this to re-sign with the Spurs and help them retool their [...]

June 20, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Durant Reportedly Willing to Re-Sign for Less Than Max

Durant Reportedly Willing to Re-Sign for Less Than Max

The newly minted NBA champions and NBA Finals MVP is enjoying the fruits of his labor and his status at the top of the NBA pecking order, a feeling that he assuredly wants to continue to experience for years to come. That mindset is clear according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, as Durant [...]

June 20, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Steph Curry’s Agent, Dell Curry, Told T’Wolves Not to Draft Steph in 09′

Steph Curry’s Agent, Dell Curry, Told T’Wolves Not to Draft Steph in 09′

One of the NBA Draft’s what if’s and huge blunder of the past decade was the Timberwolves taking two point guards in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft, neither of which being Steph Curry who was taken at No. 7 by the Golden State Warriors. The Wolves took Ricky Rubio, the Spanish point [...]

June 20, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

“The Process” Has Paid Off

“The Process” Has Paid Off

The Philadelphia 76ers organization and their fans have gone through a rough past four seasons, as former General Manager Sam Hinkie had absolutely zero problem with tanking and doing it in an obvious fashion in order to acquire high draft picks, cap space and other assets. The past four seasons of extreme tanking has come [...]

June 19, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Pacers Need to Trade Paul George Before 2017-18 Season

Pacers Need to Trade Paul George Before 2017-18 Season

It has been known for months now that Paul George has dreamt of being the next superstar to don a Los Angeles Lakers uniform and has had his sights set on joining them in free agency in 2018. As The Vertical Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted over the weekend, George has all but told the Pacers [...]

June 19, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors Biggest Favorites to Win 2017-18 Title in Vegas History

Warriors Biggest Favorites to Win 2017-18 Title in Vegas History

As is customary, although more than slightly ridiculous, the odds makers in Vegas have already released their initial championship odds for the 2017-18 season and as expected, the Warriors are heavy favorites. Here are the complete odds: Odds To Win 2017-18 NBA Championship Golden State WARRIORS 1-2 Cleveland CAVALIERS 3-1 San Antonio SPURS 12-1 Boston [...]

June 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Could the Lakers and Suns Swap the No. 2 and No. 4 pick?

Could the Lakers and Suns Swap the No. 2 and No. 4 pick?

According to a report from former ESPN columnist, Grantland creator and current CEO of The Ringer Bill Simmmons, murmurs are bustling around the league that the Lakers and Suns are trying to work out a trade to swap the No. 2 and No. 4 pick in the draft. Simmons says that he heard that the [...]

June 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Could Josh Jackson Have a Draft Promise From Lakers or Sixers?

Could Josh Jackson Have a Draft Promise From Lakers or Sixers?

Josh Jackson has been a name that is trending upward in the past weeks as an extremely athletic and gifted 6’8″ player out of the University of Kansas who projects to be an elite defender who can guard multiple positions and the potential to be a 20 point per game scorer down the line. The [...]

June 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0