Every team has at least a few games under their belts, and after the Lakers’ victory on Sunday, every team has at least one win on their record.
Entering Monday’s event, only the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a loss, which should leave no intrigue at the top of this list. But the order of names after the numbers 1 and 2 leaves plenty of room for debate.
Here’s how things stand in two weeks, with odds from BetMGM
(Stats before matches on 31/10)
PPG: 31.0 | RPG: 5.0 | APG: 7.0 | SPG: 2.4 | Gross domestic product: 1.2
WS/48: . 217 (fourteenth)
The very long odds tell you everything you need to know here. I don’t expect to see Gilgeous-Alexander on this list for much longer.
PPG: 29.3 | RPG: 3.3 | APG: 5.5 | SPG: 1.0
WS/48: .209 (16)
Poker keeps going up and the Suns keep winning.
PPG: 31.5 | RPG: 3.8 | APG: 9.7
WS/48: .202 (19)
Young’s shot is off, but he hits the free-throw line in a high career clip and continues to engage his teammates.
PPG: 21.0 | RPG: 11.1 | APG: 8.4 | SPG: 1.3
WS/48: .290 (IV)
Jokic doesn’t have high goal numbers for others, but his consistent efficiency will stand up to some unsustainable averages.
PPG: 31.0 | RPG: 4.8 | APG: 4.6
WS/48: .244 (9th)
Lillard’s comeback and big scoring numbers coincide with Portland’s winning record.
PPG: 30.8 | RPG: 7.3 | APG: 3.5 | Gross domestic product: 1.0
WS/48: .234 (XI)
Tatum shoots a high percentage of career from the field now.
PPG: 32.6 | RPG: 4.4 | APG: 6.8
WS/48: .272 (sixth)
The score was not surprising, but the efficiency – especially from three.
PPG: 32.2 | RPG: 4.5 | APG: 7.3 | SPG: 1.7
WS/48: .257 (VII)
No Darius Garland? No problem, Mitchell said, as Cleveland helped out 5-1 at the start.
PPG: 36.7 | RPG: 9.5 | APG: 8.7 | SPG: 1.7
WS/48: .336 (2nd)
You want to see a better .500 record for the best player nominee, but look at that crazy average scoring.