We’re officially halfway through the NBA season and things have been getting dicey! The season so far has seen big trades and surprising teams come to life. Some teams have been really disappointing thus far, while we could be in for some surprises.
Let’s check out some of the most surprising things in the NBA season so far.
The Kings 3rd Place in the West
The Kings have struggled for years and finally are showing improvement. Currently 3rd in the West ahead of some superstar built teams, the Kings have been looking decent!
Big man Domantas Sabonis is an All-Star for the third time. Averaging a double-double and leading the NBA in rebounds with 12.3 rebounds, the Lithuanian star has brought this Kings team to life.
The well-rounded underdogs are also led by star guard De’aaron Fox who leads the team in points.
If things continue to go this way, the Kings can make their first NBA playoff appearance since 2006! Which is one of the longest playoff droughts in sports.
The Chicago Bulls Disappointment
With one of the best lineups on paper, the Bulls are struggling and are currently in 11th in the East. Guard Lonzo Ball has missed over a year of action with an injury and his presence has surely been missed for this team.
DeMar Derozen has been the more impressive player for the squad. Making his 6th All-Star appearance this weekend, the star Small Forward should help to turn things around.
With rumors of trying to shop star Zach Lavine before the NBA trade deadline, the Bulls could make some very interesting moves if things don’t go to plan in the off-season.
The Lakers have had an interesting season to say the least. With a number of moves before the trade deadline that saw Russell Westbrook’s exit in exchange for D’angelo Russell, the Lakers are looking to pick things up.
An injury that kept Anthony Davis out for a long period and his inconsistency to stay healthy has drawbacks for this team to win. Lebron finally has his all-time scoring record which has been the highlight for the Lakers so far this season.
Currently 27-32 and sitting in third last in the West, the Lakers need to really pick things up in a stacked Western Conference to attempt to make the play-in tournament.
The Warriors May Be In Trouble
The defending champions are struggling big time this season. With a 29-29 record, Steve Kerr’s team needs to figure out their rhythm soon.
After trading the second overall pick in the 2020 draft James Wiseman to the Pistons, the team is definitely trying to reshape their structure. Steph Curry has missed 20 games so far this season and is expected to be back by mid-March. Things don’t look the brightest for Golden State, hopefully their rotation can pick things up by the time the former two time MVP can return.
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