Tuesday 17th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Memphis to Target Avery Bradley in Free Agency

Memphis to Target Avery Bradley in Free Agency

Avery Bradley didn’t exactly have the kind of year you hope for before entering free agency. The 27-year-old combo guard struggled mightily in Detroit and Los Angeles. He saw his numbers and efficiency level go down across the board as the perception of him changed from great two-way starting shooting guard to inefficient and overvalued [...]

June 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Curry Tried to Avoid Warriors on Draft Night

Curry Tried to Avoid Warriors on Draft Night

As it stands today, Steph Curry is one of the greatest and most accomplished point guards in NBA history, winning three NBA titles and two MVP awards. There was a time though when he was trying to avoid being drafted by the Warriors altogether… From Hawks GM and former Warriors Executive Travis Schlenk: “We were [...]

June 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Clippers and Wizards Swap Rivers and Gortat

Clippers and Wizards Swap Rivers and Gortat

It is clear that Doc Rivers no longer has any personnel power for the Clippers. The Clippers reportedly traded his son and backup point guard Austin Rivers to the Wizards for Marcin Gortat on Tuesday. While interesting (partially for the reason mentioned above), this trade is much ado about nothing in my opinion. It is [...]

June 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Fultz Was Available on Draft Night

Fultz Was Available on Draft Night

Markelle Fultz value has taken a steep dip since being drafted No. 1 by the 76ers just a year ago. After a season in which he only appeared in 14 games and got the “yips” causing him to completely lose confidence in himself and his jump shot, he has somewhat become a forgotten piece in [...]

June 25, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Carmelo Opts Into Final Year of Deal

Carmelo Opts Into Final Year of Deal

Carmelo Anthony’s stature and perceived value around the league has fallen off of a cliff since signing a five-year, $124 million contract with the Knicks in 2014. While Anthony still may be in denial about his status as a star player in the league, he is aware enough of this to know that he would [...]

June 25, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Divac: “My Team is a Super Team, Just Young”

Divac: “My Team is a Super Team, Just Young”

The Sacramento Kings were gifted by the NBA gods on lottery night as they moved up from the No. 7 spot to the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. They decided to draft ACC Player of the Year and Duke standout power forward Marvin Bagley with the No. 2 pick of the 2018 [...]

June 22, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns, Mavericks Big Winners on Draft Night

Suns, Mavericks Big Winners on Draft Night

While no current NBA star or active player was traded on Thursday night, the NBA Draft still brought with it plenty of fireworks as the top young prospects in the world and NBA teams played a game of musical chairs. There were a few big trades early on and a few surprises (Micheal Porter’s fall [...]

June 22, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nets Acquire Dwight Howard in Trade With Hornets

Nets Acquire Dwight Howard in Trade With Hornets

There have been two players in NBA history who have made five All-NBA 1st Teams and played for six NBA franchises: Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard. Howard was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday in a deal that sent back Timofey Mozgov and two second round picks for the Charlotte Hornets. So why would [...]

June 21, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

There is a Dark Horse in the Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes…

There is a Dark Horse in the Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes…

If you haven’t already heard, the first bomb of the 2018 NBA off season was officially dropped Friday afternoon: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio. Everyone and their mother (seriously your mom probably is aware of this) is penciling in a super trio of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the Lakers [...]

June 18, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nuggets Still Trying to Trade Kenneth Faried

Nuggets Still Trying to Trade Kenneth Faried

The Nuggets have virtually no cap space or ability to improve their roster this season with their current $106 million payroll already being over the salary cap of about $102 million. That means the Nuggets want to shed some salary, and there is one guy on their roster who has seemingly been on the trade [...]

June 15, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0