Thursday 19th January 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Timofey Mozgov Misses “The Land”

Timofey Mozgov Misses “The Land”

After signing a huge, four-year, $64 million contract to join the Lakers this past off-season, Timofey Mozgov hasn’t hasn’t had the sort of impact he or the Lakers had hoped for the first half of the 2016-17 season. He is averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game and hasn’t earned the [...]

January 9, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Add Huge Piece in Kyle Korver

Cavaliers Add Huge Piece in Kyle Korver

The defending champions clearly have a few chinks in their armor in their pursuit of a title defense this season, the lack of a veteran back up point guard for Kyrie Irving, and more recently, a way to compensate for J.R. Smith’s production and catch-and-shoot ability with him slated to miss several months. They found [...]

January 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

2017 All-Star Game Uniforms Revealed

2017 All-Star Game Uniforms Revealed

Believe it or not we are already approaching the mid-way point of the NBA season and All-Star weekend is right around the corner. This year’s game is returning to New Orleans for the third time since 2008 after it was moved from its original location of Charlotte after the controversial HB2 law or “Bathroom Bill” [...]

January 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Justise Winslow Likely to Miss Season with Shoulder Surgery

Justise Winslow Likely to Miss Season with Shoulder Surgery

It has been a very up and down second season for the former No. 10 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and collegiate national champion, Justise Winslow. He has at times looked like he was making the second-year leap into being a dependable starter. He had the best game of his young career on December [...]

January 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Stan Van Gundy and Reggie Jackson Are Not Happy With The Pistons Defense

Stan Van Gundy and Reggie Jackson Are Not Happy With The Pistons Defense

Pistons Head Coach has never been one to shy away from sharing his unfiltered opinion whether it is concerning his team, opposing teams, the officials or even on political matters. To no one’s surprise he has no problem sharing his frustration with the Pistons defensive woes over the past month or so. Here is him [...]

January 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Now is the Time to Buy Marquese Chriss Stock

Now is the Time to Buy Marquese Chriss Stock

Marquesse Chriss is going to be one of those rookies from this class who will be forgotten about this season (unless you watch the Sportscenter Top 10 plays on a nightly basis). He is a player who falls in and out of regular playing time for a young Suns team that is not bad enough [...]

January 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0

The Greek Freak is Becoming Something We’ve Never Seen Under Kidd’s Tutelage

The Greek Freak is Becoming Something We’ve Never Seen Under Kidd’s Tutelage

Seemingly every year when the NBA Draft rolls around there is at least one unknown international player with little tape to analyze and almost no exposure to many American basketball fans and in some cases even professional scouts. NBA teams must decide whether or not to take a chance on them during the first few [...]

January 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

It Appears That 50 Point Games is the New 40

It Appears That 50 Point Games is the New 40

When Jimmy Butler capped off another quality performance with 52 points in the Bulls 118-111 comeback victory over the Charlotte Hornets Monday night in Chicago, Butler became the 8th player in the 2016-17 season to have a 50 point game. Feel free to read that sentence again. With Butler joining Russell Westbrook, James Harden, DeMarcus [...]

January 3, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rudy Gobert Thinks He is the Best Center in the NBA

Rudy Gobert Thinks He is the Best Center in the NBA

Rudy Gobert has been playing the best all-around basketball of his career the past month or so, averaging 16-13-3 on a ridiculous 81 percent shooting from the field in December. He is currently also number three in the NBA in defensive plus/minus rating behind the Greek Freak and Draymond Green at +4.4. His recent success [...]

December 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

J.R. Smith to Miss Extended Time with Thumb Injury

J.R. Smith to Miss Extended Time with Thumb Injury

The defending champs suffered a big blow Wednesday morning when they found out their starting shooting guard and sharpshooter J.R. Smith will miss extended time and need surgery for a broken thumb. Smith was injured in the 2nd quarter of Tuesday night’s game in Milwaukee while trying to steal the ball from the Greek Freak. [...]

December 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0