Although they were one win away from earning a playoff bid last season, the Nuggets are sneaky contenders for the title of “Best Team in the West Besides Golden State” this year. Denver has been firing on all cylinders on both sides on both ends of the floor thus far, as they rank 9th in the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency. What makes the Nuggets dangerous to a team like Golden State is their style of play. Denver features a soon-to-be All-Star at the 5 in Nikola Jokic, but the whole offense doesn’t revolve around him. Jokic has a phenomenal statline (17.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 6.9 apg), and he isn’t doing it alone. Alongside Jokic are FIVE other double-figure scorers, including Jamal Murray, who recently poured 48 on Boston. As dominant as Denver has been, the Nuggets are still nowhere near full strength. Will Barton, Isaiah Thomas, and Michael Porter Jr. are all currently out with injuries, so just imagine Denver’s potential with a healthy lineup.Continue Reading!
The Eastern Conference has long been known as the weaker of the two conferences in the NBA. It has also been under the rule of LeBron James for the past eight years. Now that the king has left the East, this will be the most competitive the conference has been in recent memory. Here is how each Eastern Conference team stands heading into week 4 of the NBA season. Continue Reading!
It was assumed that the Golden State Warriors would be the best team in the league again. It was assumed that they would hit a crazy amount of threes, and run everyone else out of the gym. It was even assumed that Curry, Klay, and Durant would have crazy nights from the floor where they would drop 50. And even with all our prior knowledge on how good the Golden State Warriors were, they might still be exceeding expectations. Continue Reading!
The Los Angeles Lakers have played three games and I am already 100 times more excited about them than I thought I’d be. Even though they still have a lot to prove; I trust the young core on this team surrounding the king.
They had a rough start Monday night. LeBron couldn’t buy a bucket, starting 0-6 from the field. At the end of the first quarter they were down 40-26, and previously trailed by as much as 17. The only player who appeared to be in rhythm was Lonzo Ball, who started in place of suspended Rajon Rondo. Continue Reading!