NBA Week 10 in review
A review of the key storylines happening around the NBA and how it will affect teams into the future.
Don’t Snoozma on Kuzma
Went off for 34 points this week, knocking down 7 threes in the process as the young Lakers upended the surging Houston Rockets. Kuzma currently ranks top 5 in scoring, rebounding and player efficiency rating.
Kuzma is probably the least heralded rookie who’s playing extremely well in the league thus far. Whilst Ball takes all the flack, Kuzma has the opportunity to flourish without much pressure.
He’s hands down the best rookie in the Lakers organization at the moment, and has such good Rookie of the Year value. If he stays healthy and the other contending rooks continue down their injury prone path, Kuzma could see himself landing Rookie of the Year honours come season end.
Best Bet: Rookie of the Year @ approx. $26
Toronto’s undercover rise
Don’t look now but it’s not a scene from Jurassic Park, it’s the Toronto Raptors creeping up behind you.
They Currently sit 2nd in the East and are playing their most team-oriented three-point centric basketball we’ve seen from the North in years. Lowry has gladly taken a back seat and seen his numbers go down but the success of the team go up. A perfect, unselfish move by Coach Casey and point Guard Lowry.
Rookie, OG Anunoby, has been a godsend for this team. The 19-year-old rook is a big that can bang and knock down the odd deep ball. He is perfect specimen for today’s NBA. While all eyes are on the Celtics, they seem to be one injury away from losing their grip on the division. The value is well and truly alive with the Raptors.
Best Bet: Atlantic Division – Toronto Raptors @ approx. $4.33
LeBron to Houston?
Well, well, this is an interesting story indeed. The word coming out of H-Town is that the Rockets have one player set in their sights this offseason. That player is LeBron James.
Going after James is all that GM Daryl Morey can think about and lining him up next to old pal Chris Paul after he’s offered a new deal is the sweetener the Rockets think will get this over the line.
James would be crazy not to at least consider it. The ageing roster of Cleveland and the tenuous relationship he has with the owner are reason to leave. Playing with the Beard and good friend Chris Paul may be realistic when all is said and done.