Wednesday 28th June 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Steph Curry with Grade 1 MCL Sprain: To Be Re-Evaluated in 2 Weeks

Steph Curry with Grade 1 MCL Sprain: To Be Re-Evaluated in 2 Weeks

News came down Monday afternoon about the results of Steph Curry’s MRI on the right MCL sprain he suffered in Sunday’s game 4 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Golden State Warriors franchise and fans, sports books, the basketball world and the sports world in general waited with bated breath and fear that the best [...]

April 26, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Big Fundamental Turns 40 Today

The Big Fundamental Turns 40 Today

On April 25, 1976 a future legend of the game of basketball was born in the small island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands and his name was Tim Duncan. Many say that this is a rare photo of Duncan’s birth: All joking aside, the five-time NBA Champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP and two-time [...]

April 25, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Charles Barkley, Rockets CEO Trade Jabs

Charles Barkley, Rockets CEO Trade Jabs

Charles Barkley, the ever entertaining and unabashedly outspoken person that he is, is not a fan of the Houston Rockets. Barkley reacted to the news that Curry would miss Game 3 on TNT, by saying “it’s the Rockets, the Warriors don’t need Curry.” Even when the Rockets had a seven point halftime lead over the [...]

April 22, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

McCollum Named Most Improved Player

McCollum Named Most Improved Player

It was announced by the NBA Friday morning that third-year Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum has been named the NBA Most Improved Player for the 2015-16 season. McCollum basically tripled his output from the previous season in 20 more minutes per game, averaging 20.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 35 minutes [...]

April 22, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Miami Heat’s Offensive Explosion in the Playoffs Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

The Miami Heat’s Offensive Explosion in the Playoffs Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

Through two games in the Miami Heat’s first round series with the Charlotte Hornets they are averaging 119 points per game, shooting 57.8 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from the three point range. Although those numbers are a bit of an aberration and can’t be maintained over a larger sample size, it should [...]

April 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as New Head Coach

Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as New Head Coach

News came down Thursday afternoon that the Washington Wizards have officially hired their top candidate to fill their head coaching vacancy, Scott Brooks. Brooks signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Wizards. Scott Brooks was 338-207 in 7 seasons coaching the Oklahoma City Thunder, including three trips to the western conference finals and a [...]

April 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Stanley Johnson Looks Silly Calling out LeBron

Stanley Johnson Looks Silly Calling out LeBron

Stanley Johnson made it his goal leading up to and during Game 2 to poke the proverbial bear that is LeBron James. All it has led to thus far is an angry and more amped up LeBron. King James visibly roared after dunking on Reggie Bullock in Game 2 and made a point to give [...]

April 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $40 Million Deal to Make Thibodeau Coach/President

T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $40 Million Deal to Make Thibodeau Coach/President

We have been hearing rumors for months that the Timberwolves were honing in on their number one target to become the new coach of their franchise: Tom Thibodeau. In recent weeks it had been reported that Thibs also wanted some control over the front office and team in addition to leading the T’Wolves on the [...]

April 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

30 Year Anniversary of MJ’s Memorable Afternoon in the Garden

30 Year Anniversary of MJ’s Memorable Afternoon in the Garden

The world was a much different place in 1986. Gas cost $.89 a gallon, the average cost of a new home was $89,000, Madonna and Tom Cruise were on the top of their games, Larry Bird was on top of the basketball world and Michael Jordan wasn’t quite Michael Jordan yet. Jordan had yet to [...]

April 20, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0

Last Night Set Offensive Basketball Back About 60 Years

Last Night Set Offensive Basketball Back About 60 Years

Tuesday night was a rough night to be an NBA fan. There were two playoff games on the docket, game 2 of the Hawks and Celtics in Atlanta and Game 2 of the Spurs and Grizzlies in San Antonio, neither offered much in the way of drama or entertainment. The Hawks beat the Celtics 89-72 [...]

April 20, 2016 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0