The NBA Season Starts Off With Excitement

Ryan Benz, Staff Writer

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The 2017 National Basketball Association off season was arguably the most active off season in many years. The beginning of the season also hasn’t disappointed. With the Cavs struggling early to the red hot Celtics, this year is off to an exciting start.

The Eastern Conference is looking to be very competitive this season. Early, the Celtics have been the best team in basketball, going on a sixteen game win streak after dropping their first two. The Celtics should stay hot this season because of their young talent and their playmaking ability.

The Pistons have also been surprisingly solid this season. If Avery Bradley keeps contributing, the Pistons will keep winning. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sit at third in the Eastern Conference. Although they haven’t played poorly this season, it also seems as if they haven’t fully gelled yet. The Philadelphia 76ers are finally getting their reward for the rebuild with a winning record and possibly a playoff berth. The Pacers, Wizards and Knicks top out the current playoff picture for the East.

In the Western Conference, the Rockets and Warriors are knotted up at first in the conference. Both teams have seen strong play on both sides of the court. The San Antonio Spurs are also in the hunt for a top spot in the West. Led by who some people consider the best coach in the league, Gregg Popovich, the Spurs have put together a pretty good season to this point. Behind the Spurs are the Trailblazers. Damian Lillard leads the team in scoring with 25 points per game and Al-Farouq Aminu leads the team with 8 rebounds. Both the Timberwolves and Nuggets have had winning seasons up to this point both 11-8 currently.

The beginning of the NBA season was not what we predicted so far. All of the talk about “super teams” ruining the NBA haven’t come true. In fact, neither the Cavs or the Warriors, who have played one another the last three years in the finals, are leading their conference right now. We knew the Celtics had potential this year. But we did not expect them to be the best team in the league, winning sixteen straight at one point, without Gordon Hayward. All in all, the 2017 National Basketball Association season has been very exciting thus far.

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The NBA Season Starts Off With Excitement