Monday 18th December 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Cody Zeller Out Indefinitely With Torn Meniscus in Left Knee

Cody Zeller Out Indefinitely With Torn Meniscus in Left Knee

It has been a rough few days for the Charlotte Hornets. After learning that their head coach and leader Steve Clifford will be taking a leave of absence for personal health reasons and being manhandled at home by a very lethal Kevin Durant at his most dangerous, they will now be without their highly underrated [...]

December 8, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 1

Spurs Expect Kawhi Leonard to Return Saturday

Spurs Expect Kawhi Leonard to Return Saturday

The San Antonio Spurs prove on an annual basis that they are one of the most indestructible forces in life. In spite of boasting one of the least talented rosters in the league at the moment with their superstar forward Kawhi Leonard sidelined, they have still managed to start 17-8, good for 3rd in the [...]

December 8, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nerlens Noel Out 4-6 Weeks With Thumb Injury

Nerlens Noel Out 4-6 Weeks With Thumb Injury

More bad news for Nerlens Noel in a contract year. The Mavericks 23-year-old center who has already fallen out of the regular rotation and is only averaging four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes per game, will now be out of action for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on his thumb. Here [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Knicks Owner, Bucks Co-Owner Named in Harvey Weinstein Lawsuit

Knicks Owner, Bucks Co-Owner Named in Harvey Weinstein Lawsuit

The Q rating for New York Knicks Owner James Dolan is already pretty low in New York and around the country, as he is seen as a trust fund kid that is unprepared for his role and unfit to run a major and historic corporation like the Knicks (reminds me of some other situation happening [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Mike James Becomes 1st Two-Way Player to Earn NBA Contract

Mike James Becomes 1st Two-Way Player to Earn NBA Contract

Mike James has had an interesting journey to make the NBA to say the least. From high school basketball in Portland, to junior college basketball at Eastern Arizona Junior College (I played against him in junior college by the way), to smaller Lamar University in Texas, with stops in Croatia, Italy, Spain and Greece before [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cousins Becomes 1st Player in Almost 30 Years to Drop 40-20 Twice

Cousins Becomes 1st Player in Almost 30 Years to Drop 40-20 Twice

DeMarcus Cousins can be one of the more frustrating players in the NBA with his general ornery-ness and propensity for flopping to get calls and then complaining to the referees non-stop. He is also one of the most gifted and diversely talented big men the NBA has seen in a long time, and he flashed [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Tie Franchise Record With 13th Straight Win

Cavaliers Tie Franchise Record With 13th Straight Win

My how things can change quickly in the NBA. It just seemed like yesterday that the Cleveland Cavaliers were in a state of panic (at least to the outside world, maybe internally too though) as they were stuck at 5-7 with the worst defensive team in the NBA by far. They were old, slow, couldn’t [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Devin Booker Out 2-3 Weeks

Devin Booker Out 2-3 Weeks

Fans in Phoenix can breath a sigh of relief. Their pride and joy, 21-year-old shooting guard Devin Booker will only miss a few weeks and does not have any damage to the strained abductor injury that he suffered late in the 4th quarter of the Suns 126-113 loss in Toronto on Tuesday night. Here is [...]

December 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Beal Drops 51 in Wizards Upset Win in Portland

Beal Drops 51 in Wizards Upset Win in Portland

The Washington Wizards are surprising many with their solid play with star point guard John Wall sidelined. They have gone 3-3 without Wall, including a 106-92 win in Portland on Tuesday night. So what was the biggest reason they pulled off the upset on Tuesday night you say? Two words: Bradley Beal. Beal set a [...]

December 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Clippers Get Disabled Player Exception for Patrick Beverley

Clippers Get Disabled Player Exception for Patrick Beverley

It has been a rough season for the Los Angeles Clippers and we are only in December. They are currently 8-14 and are without Blake Griffin, Danilo Gallinari and Patrick Beverley, three of their starters. While Gallinari could return in the next few days and Griffin will return in a few months, Patrick Beverley is [...]

December 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0