NBA News and Surprises

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Max Donnelly, Writer

There have been so many surprises and news in the NBA this season. One surprise was the Utah Jazz have been going off and going crazy.  The Brooklyn Nets made a big deal including James Harden and now have a “big three” Kevan Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden. On the debut of the “big three” they got upset in double overtime to the Cavaliers and two nights after they got upset again. The Denver Nuggets got off to a bad start but now are back in the competition. 

 

The top three teams in the NBA on January 26, 2021 are the Lakers, Clippers, and Jazz. The three worst teams in the NBA onJanuary 26, 2021 are the Pistons, Wizards, and Timberwolves. Even though the Timberwolves got the first round draft pick they are starting off really bad. In the draft the third Ball brother LaMelo ball was elected into the NBA with Lonzo Ball and LaAngelo Ball. On January 27, 2021 the Jazz got their 10th consecutive win and pulled ahead with the top spot in the Western Conference and the whole NBA. Bradley Beal who plays for the Wizards has been doing really well averaging 35 points per game. James Harden is averaging 11 assists per game and the Brooklyn Nets are averaging the most points per game. Even though the Pistons are one of the worst teams they beat the Lakers and the 76ers which are both one of the best teams.

 

The Warriors who a lot of people expected to be bad are not struggling as much. The Miami Heat are struggling a lot and they were in the finals in 2020 and now they are one of the worst teams. Part of them losing is they have a lot of injuries and on January 28 one of their injured stars came back. The Raptors were the second seed in their conference but this year they are the 11 seed so far.