Six weeks to define everything in the NBA

The North American league enters its final phase to determine who will be the twelve teams that qualify directly for the Playoffs, who will have to go through the Play-Ins and who will remain stuck in the Regular Phase.

There are less than 50 days left in the regular season which ends in National Basketball Association next April 9. A little more than six weeks that becomes a frantic race for each franchise on their way to save the goals of the course.

More than twenty parties and the goals are very marked. The 30 teams in the league have 21 to 25 games ahead and the goals vary. From the ring, to getting a more affordable cross, from trying to play the postseason to positioning yourself better to get a Victor Wembanyama the next course. Until March 1st there will be time to see the new names that strengthen the candidate teams from free agency. Some of the players have not yet been released but it seems that days like the veterans Goran Dragic and Derrick Roseamong others, are free to choose their next destination.

The NBA’s Wild West

The arrival of Kyrie Irving in Dallas Mavericks and Kevin Durant in phoenix suns they changed the scene West. A conference so far led by Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies It has been a matter of at least four teams. However, in Mavs the numbers after the arrival of irving they couldn’t be worse. The former player of brooklyn nets coincided with three meetings in Luca Doncic and they all disappeared. The team is getting more and more easily, but there is a defensive handicap that they must solve if they want to have a real chance to go far.

They seem more reliable daysan integrated project, with leaders identified and ring in 2021. The arrival of Durant it puts them in the title race as soon as he plays, likely in two weeks. On the other hand, the work you do Sacramento Kings it is great. It seems too early to think of the Californians as title candidates, but they should compete in the postseason. With them, some Clippers leading a large group of pursuers, because between the third and the twelfth of West there are only four wins.

The Lakers, last-minute students in the NBA

Rob Pelinka He was late for his homework. In the middle of the market ‘deadline’, he decided to change the squad, released a lot of players and paid the rotation. Some say this is the most complete list of lakers because they are champions in Orlando. Even with a negative record, this team has twenty-three games in front of it to show if they are a team of Playoffs. The promise of LeBron James for playing all this says a lot, with the immediate integration of D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jared Vanderbilt with turnover leading one to think that improvement could be rapid.

Of the remaining 23 games, sixteen are against direct rivals for postseason spots. Yes Darwin Ham and you want to go directly to Playoffs, they must have won almost entirely. While to reach the play-in it may be enough for them to win half of their pledges.

The reigning champions play on a side that has qualified for the NBA Play-In

Since 2018, no team has repeated a ring in the North American league, and it seems that way Golden State Warriors was destined to suffer the same fate. The Californians had no regular season and were in ninth position in the standings at Westwith the same number of victories and two defeats less than Utah Jazzwhich temporarily remains out of the Play-In by placing eleventh with two more games than warriors.

Final sprint for MVP

On the individual side, the nba facing an exciting sprint to see who will get the MVP most of those who have fought in recent years. A quarter of the season seems enough to add merits to the weight of five clear candidates: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Jason Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo and luka doncic. The Serbian is currently the clear favorite to reaffirm the award for the third year in a row. He has 21 triple-doubles so far this year and his performance, as usual, has gone from less to more, having his Nuggets as the best team western conference.

Jason Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo They follow him in favoritism, which has the same effect on their teams as Jokic: Both lead the two other best franchises in the league. The Greek can play against absences due to injury, while one from Celtics He left supported by having got the MVP within All Star Game. the options of luka doncic They are said to be reduced with the arrival of Kyrie Irving in Dallas. He will continue to have a lot of fame, but he will share the responsibilities with his new partner. Finally, Joel Embiidbeing the undisputed leader of Sixerslost in any statistical comparison to Jokic. Although he has more points, his rebound and assist numbers are way off.

Victor Wembanyama, the target of underdogs in the NBA

Regarding this, there are four completely eliminated teams in terms of competition and seeking to take the French giant: Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. The more losses, the better to increase the probability of being the number one pick lottery draft next May 16.

Source: Tycsports

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