Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks have the best record in the NBA at 18-2. Their success comes from their star player Dirk Nowitzki, who makes them what they are today. He is an undersung superstar who always seems to find a way to lead his team to victory. His leadership skills make him a perfect fit for this underperforming team.
Golden State Warriors The defending champion, Golden State Warriors, is also undefeated at 17-0. Their success can be attributed to Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala. These four players set the tone early and never let go of the reigns.
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets are known for having the second highest scoring offense in the league. James Harden does not get enough credit for being a great playmaker, and he is one of the best point guards in the game today. He is a true leader who sets the standard for everyone else.
New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans have had a rough season thus far. Still, if Jrue Holiday stays consistent, Anthony Davis continues to develop, and Zion Williamson develops quickly, then New Orleans could be the surprise pick in the West.
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks have a lot of young talent, yet they still manage to finish seventh in the East. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads them and does everything right on both ends of the floor. Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker also contribute to Milwaukee’s success.
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers are led by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, two All-Stars who are always ready to put up big numbers. There is no doubt that LAC is in the playoff hunt.
Utah Jazz Utah Jazz have the third highest scoring offense in the NBA. Donovan Mitchell is a rising star in the NBA while Rudy Gobert is a future MVP candidate. Joe Ingles is another underrated player on this team.