Friday 20th April 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

Kyrie Irivng to Grace the Cover of NBA 2K18

Kyrie Irivng to Grace the Cover of NBA 2K18

The Cavaliers better hope the long known Madden curse doesn’t extend to the hardwood. The highly popular NBA 2K franchise (I roll with “The Process” these days) has announced their cover athlete for the 2K18 version of the game, Kyrie Irving. The timing was very savvy for the game makers as it was released the [...]

June 2, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kerr Could Actually Come Back to Coach in NBA Finals After All

Kerr Could Actually Come Back to Coach in NBA Finals After All

The trilogy, Cavs-Warriors volume three, begins Thursday night as the match-up the basketball and sports world have been anticipating for basically a year now has finally arrived. Finally, both teams appear to be completely healthy and fully equipped for battle on the court, but as we all know that is not the case on the [...]

June 1, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kevin Durant Willing to Accept Less Than Max Money Next Year

Kevin Durant Willing to Accept Less Than Max Money Next Year

As we head into “The Trilogy” the much anticipated rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors for the 2017 NBA title, Kevin Durant has made it clear that he will do whatever is necessary to remain a Golden State Warrior and help keep them in contention for a long time. The [...]

June 1, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Miami Heat Had Best Record in 2nd Half of NBA History to Miss Postseason

Miami Heat Had Best Record in 2nd Half of NBA History to Miss Postseason

In the midst of seemingly endless stream of stories surrounding the 2016-17 NBA season, the sudden and unexpected revival of the Miami Heat franchise mid-season may have been the most surprising. The phrase “a tale of two seasons” may have never rang more true than it does for the Miami Heat this season, they started [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Magic Fire GM Rob Henningan

Magic Fire GM Rob Henningan

While it is always a difficult and unfortunate decision for an organization to fire their general manager and move forward in a different direction, it was time for the Magic to move on from Rob Hennigan. The Magic never made the postseason in Hennigan’s five seasons and are currently on their 3rd head coach. Hennigan [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The 2016-17 Regular Season Was All About The Numbers

The 2016-17 Regular Season Was All About The Numbers

The 2016-17 NBA regular season felt more like an online season with friends on NBA 2K17 than acutal reality, as incredible performances were as routine as Dirk Nowitzki making a one-legged step back jump shot. You had two of the best single-season performances in NBA history in Russell Westbrook who averaged a triple-double and set [...]

April 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavaliers Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

Cavaliers Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

The Cavaliers experiment with Larry Sanders to see if he could be a useful rim protecting big man for them has appeared to end before it truly started. Sanders appeared in only five games, a total of 13 minutes of playing time, and mustered four points, four rebounds and one block before being waived by [...]

April 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New Logo

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New Logo

The Minnesota Timberwolves, although a bit of a disappointment this season as many thought they would make the leap to playoff team (not me), still have one of the best accumulations of talent in the NBA under 25, a star in Karl-Anthony Towns, and presumably a very bright future. They have missed the NBA Playoffs [...]

April 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Lakers Have Been Tanking All Wrong

The Lakers Have Been Tanking All Wrong

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA over the past week, winning four straight games including beating a 60-win Spurs team and another playoff team in the Memphis Grizzlies. In most cases, finishing what has been a rough season strong would be a good if not great sign [...]

April 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Paul Pierce Climbs One Final Notch on All-Time Scoring List

Paul Pierce Climbs One Final Notch on All-Time Scoring List

Although he may not be getting the sort of pomp and circumstance as some of his recent peers (ahem Kobe Bryant) during their rides off into the sunset, with the exception of that beautiful moment in his last game in Boston, Paul Pierce is one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and his [...]

April 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0