The NBA season is the longest in all sports, having 82 games before even getting to playoffs. Because of this, it is hard to say which teams will be or are the best in the league. In six months, a lot of changes happen, organizations get better or they become worse, they go through a slump or they have a great run. However, if we look at the teams, we can say which have had the best month or the best two weeks and so on. Today, I want to focus on three teams.
The first one is the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. This team has been playing amazing in the last 5 weeks after they recovered DeMarcus Cousins. The big man’s impact was immediately seen on the court, as the Warriors won 16 out of their last 18 games. Of course, this is much easier when you have Curry, Durant, Thompson, Green, and Cousins on the roster, but it is still an incredible achievement. The amazing thing is that they can become even better than this and it is scary to think of what will then happen with the rest of the league. It is hard to believe that another organization would be able to beat the Warriors four times, so there is a huge chance that this team will win the title again.
Another team that has been great in the last month is the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Paul George playing at an MVP level and with Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double, the team managed to win 11 out of their last 12 games. More than that, it seems like Westbrook finally understood how to play with George in order for the team to have more chances of winning. He doesn’t keep the ball anymore as he used to do, trying to involve Paul George more into the game. This has been very effective, and, in my opinion, Oklahoma City Thunder became the second best team in the West.
The last organization that I want to talk about is the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the only team that has been constant all through the year and there are two main factors. The first one is Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak is one of the best candidates for the MVP award, as he averages 27.1 PPG, 12.6 RPG, and 5.9 APG. With just another star on the roster, he is playing amazing this year leading his team to the first position in the East. The second factor of Bucks’ amazing season is the coach Mike Budenholzer. The 49-year old has done a tremendous job with this organization and the athletes love to play under his command. However, the final test will be in the playoffs, as it will be interesting to see what will the Bucks be able to do there.
In conclusion, three teams with three different style of play but with the same goal – to win it all.
David Istrate, firstname.lastname@example.org