Last season, the Sacramento Kings drafted Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox. He was my favorite player from the draft. However, it was not the best of seasons for Fox or the Kings. It was understandable because they were a young team and did not have many veterans to mentor them. They finished last season 27-55. It was a disappointing season but there is a lot of potential on this team. Fox averaged just 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 2.4 turnovers per game, on .412 FG%. Some people started calling Fox a bust and saying he is not the real deal, he’s overhyped, etc. But I knew that Fox would definitely come back better than ever and put the league on notice.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been awful without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. If that wasn’t bad enough; Kyle Kuzma has been out for the past two games as well. They were not able to win a game last week.
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently sitting in 6th place, with a record of 21-16, 3.5 GB of 1st place. However, the Lakers do not have LeBron for at least one more game. The young guys, led by Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma need to continue stepping up and taking over games in LeBron’s absence.
The LA Chargers came off a brutal loss last week at home against the Baltimore Ravens. They need to win this week and hope the Raiders can pull off a miracle upset by beating the Chiefs. The scenario is simple, Chargers win, Chiefs lose, Chargers clinch home-field advantage. The Chiefs win, they automatically clinch home-field advantage.
I have heard some people debating this as of late. I said it before the season started and I’m sticking to my prediction. The Toronto Raptors will go to the finals this season. Kawhi Leonard is the best player in the Eastern Conference. Some people forget that Kawhi is a champion. He can will the Raptors to the finals against the Celtics, Sixers, etc. The Raptors have a great defensive team, can switch almost every position.
The Golden State Warriors have been to the NBA Finals for four straight seasons now. All against LeBron James and company. Now, LeBron is in the Western Conference with the Lakers. The Rockets were one game away from eliminating the Warriors from the WCF. However, Houston lost key defensive players, OKC has looked good, Denver has been impressive, but the team that I think is the biggest threat to the Warriors is the team with LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers.