Wednesday 21st November 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

The Hoop Doctors Top 50: Part One

The Hoop Doctors Top 50: Part One

We are a mere two weeks away from the start of the 2018-19 NBA season, a perfect time to anticipate what to expect to see unfold over the next eight months or so (another Warriors title, yawn). It’s a good time to take a snapshot of where we are in the league and who figures [...]

October 4, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns Sign Sponsorship Deal With PayPal

Suns Sign Sponsorship Deal With PayPal

The Phoenix Suns have signed a sponsorship deal with PayPal and will have the logo embroidered on their uniforms this season. “The deal also means a new innovative system for fans trying to make quick and seamless purchases in the arena at Suns games this season as well, as described by ESPN’s Darren Rovell: As [...]

October 3, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dirk Nowitzki Could Miss Start of Season

Dirk Nowitzki Could Miss Start of Season

Dirk Nowitzki’s farewell is going to be special, but it is getting off to a rocky start. After being told he would come off of the bench, Dirk is now dealing with foot issues and will not play in either of the Mavericks preseason games against the 76ers in China and according to Head Coach [...]

October 3, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Bayless Out 3-4 Weeks With Sprained Ankle

Bayless Out 3-4 Weeks With Sprained Ankle

The 76ers have been hit with the injury bug thus far in the preseason. Since Wilson Chandler went down with an injury for a few weeks the player that was replacing his minutes in their rotation, Jerryd Bayless, is now out for three-to-four weeks after spraining his knee. Thankfully neither Chandler or Bayless will miss [...]

October 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

No. 1 Pick Ayton Looks Great in First Preseason Game

No. 1 Pick Ayton Looks Great in First Preseason Game

In the 50 years of the Phoenix Suns franchise they had never had the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft until the 2018 NBA Draft. They chose Arizona Center DeAndre Ayton with that pick and they may have found their first truly great center in their franchise’s history as well, at least that is [...]

October 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wolves Asked for Ben Simmons in Butler Trade

Wolves Asked for Ben Simmons in Butler Trade

All signs point to the Timberwolves having their backs against the wall when it comes to trading Jimmy Butler. Things went south fast and Butler reportedly will not report to camp. The NBA rumor mill has been churning for over a week with possible destinations, but apparently the Wolves either aren’t serious about dealing Butler [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Whenever a star like Jimmy Butler is rumored to be on the trade market it creates a debate as to which teams should be in the sweepstakes and what they should be willing to offer. One of the teams that is trying to make the leap in the western conference this season and could use [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors, Ryan Bawek 0

Fans Will Be Able to Buy 4th Quarter of Games for $1.99

Fans Will Be Able to Buy 4th Quarter of Games for $1.99

The NBA continues to be at the forefront of new media options and allowing fans more ways to consume their content. Their newest viewing option for fans is actually pretty genius if you ask me. They will now allow fans to purchase the out of your market viewing of the 4th quarter of any NBA [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Durant: No Fair Treatment for Awards ‘Pure Hate For Me’

Durant: No Fair Treatment for Awards ‘Pure Hate For Me’

Kevin Durant is the 2nd best basketball player in the world and it is a relatively close 2nd, I don’t care what anybody says. ESPN’s “NBARank” is ridiculous for ranking him as tied for 4th with Giannis Antekounmpo. With that being said, he has received plenty of acknowledgement for his play in his two seasons [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Hayward: “Now the Jazz Might Be LeBron’s B-Word”

Hayward: “Now the Jazz Might Be LeBron’s B-Word”

Every time a star decides to leave the team he was drafted by in free agency he is typically vilified by the fan base for a period of time. Ever since “The Decision” in 2010 it has been en vogue for jilted fan bases to burn the player’s jersey and generally say disrespectful things about [...]

September 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0