Tuesday 22nd May 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

LeBron Caps Off Historic Series, Becomes Playoff Steals Leader

LeBron Caps Off Historic Series, Becomes Playoff Steals Leader

Sunday was another memorable day in a career full of them for LeBron James. Especially when it comes to Game 7’s. He led the Cavaliers to a 105-101 victory over the Pacers in Game 7 of their first round series, with 45 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Your average online sportsbook had the Cavs [...]

April 30, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Jaylen Brown Doubtful for Game 1

Jaylen Brown Doubtful for Game 1

The Boston Celtics’ toughness and perseverance despite all of their injury issues is a true marvel and testament to their coaching and the heart of their players on the roster. Despite being without Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theiss, the Celtics managed to win their first round series with the Milwaukee Bucks in 7 [...]

April 30, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Curry Full Practice Participant, Questionable for Game 1

Curry Full Practice Participant, Questionable for Game 1

The Golden State Warriors were able to make easy work of a Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs team in the 1st round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs without their two-time MVP award winning point guard Steph Curry, but a 2nd round tilt with the scorching-hot New Orleans Pelicans may not be so easy. But have [...]

April 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Bulls to Wait Until 2019 to Make Splash in Free Agency

Bulls to Wait Until 2019 to Make Splash in Free Agency

The Chicago Bulls made the (correct) decision to completely blow it up this past summer by shedding many of their veterans and their cap space in order to start from scratch and start rebuilding through the draft. They made a very good (although it was criticized at the time) decision to use the No. 7 [...]

April 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

76ers Confident They Can Sign LeBron

76ers Confident They Can Sign LeBron

It has become very apparent over the last few months that the Philadelphia 76ers are the team of the future in the eastern conference and maybe the NBA with two superstars under the age of 25 and a talented roster around them. Combine that with the fact that they will have a king’s ransom of [...]

April 27, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Hassan Whiteside is on the Trading Block

Hassan Whiteside is on the Trading Block

Things have gone south in South Beach for Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat. After a career year in 2016-17, Whiteside saw his minutes and numbers decrease across the board this season as he dealt with injuries and fell out of favor with a Heat team that is preferring smaller lineups. He has oscillated between [...]

April 26, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Popovich to Take Lead on Repairing Relationship With Leonard This Summer

Popovich to Take Lead on Repairing Relationship With Leonard This Summer

The San Antonio Spurs season ended Tuesday night with a 99-91 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of their 1st round series. Now comes a whole series of questions including: Will Manu Ginobili and/or Tony Parker retire? Will Danny Green and Rudy Gay opt into the final years of their deal or test the [...]

April 25, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Amir Johnson: 2006 Pistons Let South Beach Beat Them

Amir Johnson: 2006 Pistons Let South Beach Beat Them

Amir Johnson is one of the few veterans over the age of 30 on the team of the future, the Philadelphia 76ers. There was a time when he was a rookie straight out of high school and the youngest player on a veteran Detroit Pistons team that had won an NBA title a few years [...]

April 24, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Matthews to Pick up $18 Million Option With Mavericks

Matthews to Pick up $18 Million Option With Mavericks

The free agency climate is much different than it was two or three years ago. A player of Wes Matthews caliber (coming off of a torn Achilles no less), which is a fifth starter or bench wing player, would never sign a four-year, $70 million contract in 2018. This is exactly the reason that Matthews [...]

April 24, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

NBA Considering Reseeding in Conference Finals

NBA Considering Reseeding in Conference Finals

There has been plenty of talk about the NBA going to a non-conference affiliated playoff seeding system where teams 1-16 would be seeded by record and not by conference. While that seems unlikely to become a reality in the near future because of the extra travel and necessity that is created to further balance the [...]

April 23, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0