Tuesday 19th June 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

John Collins Could Have a Big Rookie Year in Atlanta

John Collins Could Have a Big Rookie Year in Atlanta

When anyone talks about the 2017 rookie class in the NBA, a few players and discussions are always brought up: How good will Lonzo Ball be and how annoying his dad Lavar Ball is, how good “The Process” can be now in Philadelphia with No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz joining Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, [...]

July 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0

NBA to Move Trade Deadline to February 8

NBA to Move Trade Deadline to February 8

One of the major traditions associated with NBA All-Star Weekend every year is the proliferation of NBA trade rumors, those days are officially over. Traditionally the NBA trade deadline is the Tuesday after the NBA All-Star Weekend, but now the deadline has been moved up to February 8. This is a smart move for the [...]

July 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Lakers Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for $18 Million

Lakers Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for $18 Million

After being renounced by the Pistons and becoming an unrestricted free agent last week, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope instantly became the most valuable free agent on the open market (restricted free agency is not an open market). While the Nets decided to pass on Pope while waiting on the Wizards to match their $100 million offer for [...]

July 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Just $1 Million Guaranteed in Final Year of George Hill Contract

Just $1 Million Guaranteed in Final Year of George Hill Contract

The Sacramento Kings made a few surprising splashes in free agency this year, adding to their young core of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal LaBissiere with three veterans to help mentor them and improve the team in 2017-18: Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and George Hill. While all three were a bit of [...]

July 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cleveland is Dropping the Ball This Summer

Cleveland is Dropping the Ball This Summer

The Cleveland Cavaliers and owner Dan Gilbert are very fortunate. They currently employ the best basketball player in the world and one of the greatest players of all-time, along with two other star caliber players in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and an assortment of veteran role players. They have been to three straight NBA [...]

July 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Paul George Open to Staying in Oklahoma City

Paul George Open to Staying in Oklahoma City

Through all the waves that have reverberated across the NBA over the past few weeks with the NBA Draft and free agency, none was bigger and more shocking than the Oklahoma City Thunder coming out of nowhere to land Paul George in a trade (how can you not be im-Presti with Sam?). George was expected [...]

July 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Grizzlies to Retire No. 50

Grizzlies to Retire No. 50

The Grit and Grind Era officially came to an unceremonious end in the past few days as the founding father and heart and soul of the best era of Grizzlies basketball, signed a two-year, $24 million contract to become a member of the Sacramento Kings. Randolph spent eight seasons in Memphis, averaging 16.8 points and [...]

July 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Clippers Decide to Retool Instead of Rebuild. Is it the Right Decision?

Clippers Decide to Retool Instead of Rebuild. Is it the Right Decision?

The Clippers dream of being a true title contender ended on May 14, 2015. That is the day of the Clippers shocking and bizarre meltdown against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the 2015 western conference semi-finals. The Clippers were one quarter away from their first ever western conference finals and had a 13 [...]

July 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Celtics Trade Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris

Celtics Trade Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris

The Boston Celtics needed to shed some salary in order to sign Gordon Hayward to the four-year, $128 million contract that he agreed to Tuesday. The rumor for a while was that the Celtics and Jazz would conduct a sign-and-trade for Hayward and Jae Crowder to give some salary back to the Jazz, but those [...]

July 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wizards in No-Win Situation With Otto Porter Jr.

Wizards in No-Win Situation With Otto Porter Jr.

The Wizards are one of four franchises in NBA history to never have paid the luxury tax, that could change this season. Otto Porter Jr. is a promising young combo forward at the age of 24 that entered restricted free agency this off-season and signed a four-year, $106 million max offer sheet with the Brooklyn [...]

July 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0