Analyzing the best NBA coaches in the 2020/21 season.
Defense wins championships, the basketball adage goes. Unfortunately for fans, defense and DPOY standing are the hardest facets of the game to measure when it comes to on-court metrics.
In this frankly weird and unprecedented season, the NBA continues to march on as we hit the All-Star break, with teams vying to stand head and shoulders as championship favourites.
But with the league already filled with established stars, there are some who are still overlooked by many. These five names I will enumerate are overshadowed by their higher-tier superstar teammates, but their production is already on par with the more popular players in the league.
While it is true that the NBA has become a guard-driven league, the growing versatility of bigger frontcourt players is steadily stealing the spotlight. It is a much different era of basketball nowadays, and gone are All-Star centers who dominate mainly from the post.
After an exhausting seven-game series defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz will now gear up for an important offseason that could make or break their championship hopes for the years to come.
New Orleans Pelicans play Utah Jazz in the first NBA seeding game at Disney World Resort on July 30th. Zion Williamson and co. are pushing for the playoffs.
Which players have impressed most since the All-Star break?
The NBA’s biggest stars will take their talents to Chicago for the 69th NBA All-Star game. It is looking like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the two teams just like last year, but who will make the All-Star draft?
Although they didn’t make a huge signing or a blockbuster deal this offseason, the Utah Jazz had some changes to make after being knocked out of the playoffs twice in a row by the Houston Rockets.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are two of the favourites to make the NBA Finals at the time of writing.
The NBA Playoffs begin this Saturday. Late season drama was limited, with the Detroit Pistons holding onto the eight seed in the East. We have known the Western Conference playoffs for a while, but the seedings altered in the final days of the regular season, changing the first-round matchups.
Plenty of teams need shooting, but Utah got the deal done.
Looking ahead to the Northwest Division in 2018/19.