Biggest Takeaway in the Atlantic Division
Jason- Ben Simmons finally showed why he was the #1 pick a year ago.
Dan- There have been a lot of surprises so far, but the Nets being 3-2 is by far the biggest except to Jason.
Zach- The Raptors’ bench is playing amazing and will be a problem for other teams.
Biggest Takeaway in the Central Division
Jason- It’s time to jump on the Giannis train!
Dan- Cleveland goes through this every year trying to figure things out in the regular season… Just wait till the playoffs.
Zach- Andre Drummond is actually making free throws.
Biggest Takeaway in the Southeast Division
Jason- Don’t buy the John Collins hype… it’s early.
Dan- John Collins might’ve been the steal of the draft.
Zach- Frank Kaminsky’s contribution off the bench has been very impressive. The Hornets will need that moving forward.
Biggest Takeaway in the Pacific Division
Jason- If the Lakers lock in on defense consistently, they could be a playoff team
Dan- Great week for Lonzo! He is now 4th in the league in assists.
Zach- The Suns are a complete mess. Hopefully Bledsoe’s trade value hasn’t already been decimated. It was time for them the Suns to move on from Earl Watson.
Biggest Takeaway in the Southwest Division
Jason- I couldn’t tell you how… but the Grizzlies are clicking on all cylinders
Dan- Marc Gasol is single handedly winning games for Memphis with a little help from Conley.
Zach- Lamarcus Aldridge has been a BEAST this year. He has stepped up in the absence of Kawhi.
Biggest Takeaway in the Northwest Division
Jason- The Thunder seem to have no issues as to who gets the ball when… YET
Dan- Melo is learning to take his role and that should scare Warriors fans.
Zach- Russell Westbrook has adjusted very nicely to the addition of PG and Melo. He is still getting triple doubles while taking around 8 less shots per game.
Player of the Week
Jason- Demarcus Cousins
Dan- Giannis Antetokounmpo
Zach- Lamarcus Aldridge
Game of the Week
Jason- Rockets vs 76ers
Dan- Thunder vs Timberwolves
Zach- Rockets vs 76ers
Jason- Demarcus Cousins finishes top 5 in MVP voting.
Dan- Ben Simmons averages a double-double on the season.
Zach- Victor Oladipo will win Most Improved Player of the Year.