NBA NEWS: November 28th

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Zion Williamson and the Pelicans trying to make it work this season

The New Orleans Pelicans have not started well this season, a disappointing 4-6, with five consecutive losses. The star of the team Zion, stated “They had a team meeting last year to fix things and play better this season.”

Williamson in these eight games is averaging a career-low 21,6 points per game, he is shooting for 51,5% from the field, which is way below his career mark of 60.5% entering the season.


Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are in the top two for the early race for MVP

These two players have battled for each of the past three NBA Most Valuable Player awards and are ready to do it again this campaign.

Let’s see the list of the first ten players so far in the season:

NBA MVPs 2023

  • Nikola Jokic
  • Joel Embiid
  • Luka Doncic
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Devin Booker
  • Shai Gilgeous Alexander
  • Tyrese Maxey
  • Mark Williams
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis


Zach LaVine has been the subject of trade speculation over the past couple of weeks

The best player of the Chicago Bulls who is averaging 21,7 PPG shooting average, has reportedly increased openness about a potential Windy City exit. The Bulls with a bad start in the league with a record, of 4-8, are also open to trading LaVine.

The 28-year-old is in his second year of a five-year contract, worth $215,2 million.  We will have to wait if the franchise player will be moved this season to another team and also if the rest of the squad will be sent to other franchises, important for the NBA lines.


What is the NBA’s in-season tournament?

Also known as the NBA Cup, was introduced in the 2021-2022 season as a new addition to the leagues’ schedule. The way the tournament is played is very simple, and features all 30 NBA teams competing in a single-elimination format, with the winner receiving a cash prize and a trophy.

The fans and the players have been positive about the tournament at this point, it has provided an additional level of excitement and competitiveness to the regular season with teams and players looking to take advantage and obtain de NBA Cup and its prizes.

Ratings are up: the games being shown on ESPN have gotten 55% more viewers than the ones in comparable windows got last year. Also, the opening game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics drew a 1.2 rating and 1,9 million viewers, making it the most-watched regular season game on TNT since 2019.


Kevin Durant moves to 11th on the all-time scoring list

In his 1,000th NBA game, Kevin Durant moved up on the all-time scoring list. The veteran has surpassed Elvin Hayes for 11th place and 27,314th points. KD needed 14 points to pass Hayes and wasted very little time in doing so, dropping 14 in the first quarter while not missing a shot.

The 35-year veteran is still a very good shooter, making 31,4 points per game, even better than his career average of 27,3 points per game., fifth best in NBA history. Durant is on pace soon to pass Moses Malone and 9th spot Carmelo Anthony, then he passes No8 Shaquille O’Neal by the end of the season, which is important for the NBA futures, and good for the Phoenix Suns.