The Blazers are 12-2: They are one of the hottest teams in the league riding on a 10-game win streak. They are also the only team in the league that has defeated the 12-1 Spurs.
The Pacers at the top of the East: At 12-1, the Pacers have all 5 starters averaging double-digit PPG and have great team chemistry.
The Knicks are in trouble: The Knicks are 3-9 which is the second worst record in the East. Yes, I understand it’s early in the season, but there haven’t been many bright spots to look at. They are 25th in PPG, 28th in RPG, and 23rd in APG. Tyson Chandler’s leg injury doesn’t make it any better. The Knicks are left searching for answers.
The Nets will take time: The Nets are also 3-9 but that isn’t too surprising considering the new head coach, new teammates, and the injuries. Their chemistry and injuries will take time so Nets fans will just have to be patient.
Kevin Love is a beast: Kevin Love has been hurt with the injury bug in the last couple seasons but if he can stay healthy, he can show fans why he is the best power forward in the league. He is averaging 24.9 PPG, 13.6 PPG, and 4.5 APG.
Rose is hurt once again: News broke that Derrick Rose tore his meniscus in his right knee. Multiple reports are saying that he will choose to reattach it which could sideline him for the rest of the season.
CP3 made history: Chris Paul made history when he recorded his 12th double-double (Pts and Ast) in a row from the start of the season, which surpassed Magic Johnson’s record of 11.
Monta Ellis is playing consistently: Monta Ellis has been known for his erratic shooting but so far this year, he’s playing pretty well. He’s shooting at 49% FG, which is his best since 2008 and is averaging 23.6 PPG. Ellis and Nowitzki have led the Mavericks to a 9-5 record so far but the questions remains: Can they keep it up?
Tanking? The Sixers are 6-9, the Bobcats are 7-7, and the Suns are 6-6. These are some teams that are performing better than expected.
Kobe’s return is soon: Kobe’s back at practice and could return before the end of 2013. So far the Lakers are 6-7.