With almost half the season having gone by, some players have been their usual selves. Others have been much better than expected, and others have actually been quite bad. Without further ado, here is the list of the 5 best players in the NBA this season:
Stephen Curry is one of the best (if not THE best) shooters in the league. In his first game back from his injury he scored a whopping 10 three-pointers. As there is nothing that can hold him back, expect the Warriors to keep on rolling this season.
Durant actually has an impressive 2.2 blocks per game this season, which is a career-high. He really fits great with the rest of the Warriors, and he actually posts massive lines when Stephen Curry is out. Kevin Durant and the Warriors are looking to make the repeat, and with how KD plays, this looks quite possible.
This season Antetokounmpo is posting numerous career-highs. In points (second only to James Harden), field goal percentage, true shooting, eFG, rebounds, and steals. The 23 years old seems unguardable at times, and he will surely be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
LeBron James already has a career full of success, but he doesn’t just leave it at that. He stepped up as a playmaker this season due to the injuries to Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose. This resulted in a career-high 9.2 assists per game. His 27.8 points per game are really close to his career-high. The King has also posted near career-highs in field goal and free throw percentages at 33 years old, and he doesn’t seem to be aging at all.
Harden is taking more field goal attempts than any other season in his career, while the 32.1 points per game is a career-high. He is in a perfect situation in Houston right now, with teammates and a coach that respect him, and a system that fits him really great. He was probably super pissed that he lost the MVP award to Russell Westbrook last season. So he is really making a push for it this season.