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Two Things We’ve Learned about each NBA Team a Week into the Season

NBA: New Orleans Hornets at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers:

  • Paul George is a top 5 player in the NBA
  • Lance Stephenson is more valuable than George Hill

Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers:

  • They AREN’T the worst team in the league!
  • Michael Carter-Williams is a star


Toronto Raptors:

  • DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay are a deadly duo
  • Landry Fields is starting to show that he deserves his huge contract


Atlanta Hawks:

  • They did the right thing by matching Milwaukee’s contract sheet to Jeff Teague
  • Al Horford just may be the best center in the league, besides Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol


Detroit Pistons:

  • J-Smoove is back!
  • Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe are rebounding machines


New York Knicks:

  • Carmelo Anthony isn’t very clutch anymore
  • Andrea Bargnani is not the answer at PF


Brooklyn Nets:

  • Paul Pierce is still a great scoring threat
  • Brook Lopez is on the level of Serge Ibaka and Larry Sanders, when it comes to blocking


Charlotte Bobcats:

  • Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker form a pretty solid backcourt duo
  • Al Jefferson was a great signing


Miami Heat:

  • LeBron James is one of, if not the most clutch player in the NBA
  • Chris Bosh is still really, really good (he just can’t miss a free throw when he needs to!)


Cleveland Cavaliers:

  • Andrew Bynum is recovering and improving, slowly but surely
  • Kyrie Irving has become more of a pass-first guard


Chicago Bulls:

  • Derrick Rose isn’t “Derrick Rose”- at least not yet
  • Jimmy Butler is an elite defender in the NBA

Nate Wolters, Zaza Pachulia

Milwaukee Bucks:

  • They, not the Suns or 76ers, are the worst team in the NBA
  • Nate Wolters was an excellent value pick in this year’s draft


Orlando Magic:

  • This team is very, very good at scoring- they have six guys averaging double-digit points
  • Arron Afflalo has picked up right where he left off last season

NBA: Boston Celtics-Media Day

Boston Celtics:

  • They really, really miss Rajon Rondo
  • Vitor Faverani is a great addition to this team, and a serious contender for Rookie of the Year

Hawks  v Wizards

Washington Wizards:

  • Adding Marcin Gortat was a great idea for this team
  • Even with the growth of John Wall and Bradley Beal, they’re still the same old Wizards


Houston Rockets:

  • Dwight Howard has become more of a rebounder and defender, and less of a scorer
  • After being moved to the bench, Jeremy Lin is starting to remind us what “Linsanity” was all about

Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe

Phoenix Suns:

  • The Goran Dragic- Eric Bledsoe backcourt has the potential to be really, really scary
  • Miles Plumlee is the real deal

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves:

  • Kevin Love is back and better than ever
  • With 7 guys averaging double-digit points, this team also knows how to score really well

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers-Press Conference

LA Clippers:

  • The guard situation of CP3, Jamal Crawford, JJ Redick, and Darren Collison is really good
  • Blake Griffin is proving that he’s more than just a dunker


Portland Trail Blazers:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard are even better than we remember
  • Mo Williams and Robin Lopez were great additions for this team


San Antonio Spurs:

  • Danny Green has taken a tremendous step back after his great postseason
  • Manu Ginobili is turning back time, and performing like it’s 2009


Golden State Warriors:

  • Is Klay Thompson a better scorer than Steph Curry and David Lee?
  • Stephen Curry has improved his passing by leaps and bounds


Dallas Mavericks:

  • Jose Calderon has embraced his role as a straight-forward passer (taking away his scoring game)
  • Shawn Marion is not done quite yet


Oklahoma City Thunder:

  • Is Serge Ibaka still the world-class blocker that he once was?
  • Kevin Durant is, far and away, the best scorer in the NBA


LA Lakers:

  • They’re really missing Kobe Bryant
  • Xavier Henry has a whole lot of potential


Sacramento Kings:

  • Even though he’s no longer starting, Isaiah Thomas still has a huge impact
  • DeMarcus Cousins is a really good defender


Memphis Grizzlies:

  • Mike Conley is one of the best point guards in the NBA
  • Quincy Pondexter just got overpaid bigtime!

New Orleans Pelicans New Uniform

New Orleans Pelicans:

  • Who is Tyreke Evans?
  • Anthony Davis is the real deal


Denver Nuggets:

  • JJ Hickson has a much bigger impact than Javale McGee
  • Their point guard trio of Nate Robinson, Ty Lawson, and Andre Miller is absolutely insane


Utah Jazz:

  • Alec Burks has emerged as a very good scorer
  • Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors form a great backcourt duo

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