Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum should obviously be an All-Star this year. Everyone with his stats (26.7 points per game, 59.4 effective field-goal percentage) over a full season has been an All-Star.Phoenix Suns
Brooklyn returns home riding their longest win streak of the season -- and they're doing it without Kevin Durant, who is continuing to treat a hamstring strain and has missed Brooklyn's past four games.New Orleans Pelicans
Wednesday’s contest in New Orleans is the first meeting between the Blazers and Pelicans this season. The remaining two matchups are slated for the Second Half of the season.
Luka Doncic doesn’t exactly share the spotlight from an offensive usage standpoint, and Richardson is off to a slow start this season. As such, it’s not surprising that Richardson can be found on the waiver wire in most leagues. Through 19 appearances, his three-point shooting percentage (29.6) is well below his career mark (35.9%). The rationale for optimism is Richardson’s defense keeps him on the court and, despite his shooting woes, Doncic should continue spoon-feeding Richardson open shots — they'll start falling once some positive regression comes his way.
This wasn’t a case of frustration leaking below the surface — an unravelling team betraying a hint that the seams are coming apart. Millsap’s annoyance illustrates Jokic’s greatness. On most teams, cuts are made to be ignored, eventually atrophying an offense. One too many unrewarded line-drive runs, and role players decide it’s not worth the exhaustion. Even willing passers often lack the mix of cognition, guts and quickness required to thread the needle to players who are only open for a split second. Cuts, for most teams, are a happy accident. But Joker’s teammates have the idea that every opening will get rewarded.
“I realize that there's time for me to grow and to gain comfort and confidence in who we are, what I do and what I can bring to helping this team see its best form,” Nash said. “Because it really is about the group. It's not so much about me, it's about us as a staff coming together figuring out how we can, you know, provoke the best performance out of this crew continually until we get to the end.”Denver Nuggets
RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley were teenagers the last time the New York Knicks were at the .500 mark at least 30 games into a season.Brooklyn Nets
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