Paolo Banchero is still the leader
All these statistics, the NBA would not be what it is today without the postseason trophies. As for the ROYs? From Rookie of the Year? Best freshman? Let’s just say that sometimes (most of the time) gold is the preamble to a career. Chamberlain, Jabbar, Jordan, O’Neal, etc., Ja Morant or Luka Doncic for the latest, many a few trumpets that you understand briefly. This year ? The promo is pretty crazy and the American-Italian buffalo always leads the pack.
(Statistics as of January 30)
#10 Shaedon Sharpe
He’s struggling to exist outside of aerial arabesques, the Blazers aren’t really title contenders, and we were on the verge of favoring Andrew Nembhard, but Shaedon Sharpe has already put us in the PLS 32 and a half times this season, and we’re almost exclusively Slam Dunks for him. He is preparing to watch his competition. On the other hand, 25 assists in 50 games is something we’ll have to talk about soon.
2022-23 stats: 7.6 points, 47% 3-point shooting, including 33.9% 3-pointers and 64.3% shooting, 2.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals and 19.8 minutes versus 0.2
#9 AJ Griffin
Sorry fanbase, but AJ didn’t record any loud bangers this month. On the other hand, what we can point out is that despite the Falcons’ somewhat incomprehensible season, the young man is already one of the main men of the franchise. 50/40/90 is not far off, the volume is obviously not huge, but it says a lot about the purity of the guy.
Stats 2022-23: 9.7 points, 48.7% shooting, including 40.1% from the park and 90.9% from the field, 2.2 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.8 steals and 0 against 20.8 minutes. 1
#8 Jabari Smith Jr.
JBJ has been slowly sliding down our rankings for several reasons. 1) his potential looks more interesting and annoying than what they show us, 2) bro, you shoot a lot when you know he’s cracking near the basket and 3) you have rockets. A 3 is not really developed, but here we are talking more about individual features, and the individual level and instant T, yes, at least seven new starters make us more happy than part 3 of the last draft.
Stats 2022-23: 11.9 points on 38.7% shooting, 30.1% from the park and 77.8% shooting, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.6 steals and 1 against in 29.6 minutes
#7 Jeremy Sochan
Discreet at first, then very quickly and fully integrated into the Spurs’ smart tanking project, a term that should be measured against the “tank” tanking of their Texan neighbors, but we’ll stop because we insist on saying it. Jeremy Sochan? An amazing boy who would become one of the darlings of Fort Alamo. Intensity and hustle aren’t his only skills (anymore) and now that Dje is starting to make small attack cards, you shouldn’t be surprised to see jerseys stacked in his name and pink and green paint all over the playing fields.
Stats 2022-23: 26.9% shooting and 67.9% shooting, 5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 against 26.2 minutes, including 10 points on 45.9% shooting
#6 Walker Kessler
A small confession, your favorite editor Kessler was completely stopped at the podium during the brainstorming about this rating. Let’s go then. It must be said that a great curve in the restrained appearance and, above all, distinguished by its defense… causes it. In short, we’re talking about the starting cornerback of one of the great stories of the season (Utah), who in his first season hit more than 2 tarps per game, and many pivots are afraid to play then. not just a beginner. The only reason you can’t see it above? Let’s just say that he started the season a little later than the others, because he was almost unknown to the battalion during the first weeks of regular combat. But at the rate it’s going, I’ll soon be campaigning for a spot on every NBA team.
2022-23 stats: 7.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 2 blocks in 20.2 minutes on 71.5% shooting and 53.7% shooting
#5 Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren
We didn’t really know how to do it, we decided to put two zozos together, it’s more practical and at the same time we do what we want. Why together? Because if Jaden Ivey looks more talented and remains more responsible, his racquet counterpart is already part of the League’s biggest bullpen at just 19 years old. When we see Duren, we want to forget the existence of Isaiah Stewart, when we see Jaden, we have the impression of seeing Russell Westbrook at 20 years old, and finally, these two young kids are there because this year in Detroit … uh, look at the Rockets paragraph.
Jaden Ivey’s 2022-23 stats: 15.1 points, 41.3% shooting, including 32.1% from the floor and 73% shooting, 4.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1 steal in 30.2 minutes and 0.3 points.
Jalen Duren’s 2022-23 stats: 8.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.7 steals and 0.6 against in 24.5 minutes on 65.4% shooting and 62.6% shooting
#4 Jalen Williams
What is this energy ball xd mdr lol. This is the message we send to our friend Killian every time we see JW play. The best Williams on a team that already has three is better than Bazley has ever been, which is a freebie, and if you watch OKC this season 1) you have a taste and 2) you know the Thunder don’t just win games because of it. Shai looks like Gilgeous-Alexander and Chuck from Gossip Girl. 12 pawns and real action every night, you better not smoke when Lou Dort and his are on the field, and OKC (young) fans have something to do while they await SGA’s MIP and Chet Holmgren’s arrival. see it coming.
Stats 2022-23: 11.9 on 51.2% shooting, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 on 31.1% from the floor and 74.1% shooting in 28.7 minutes score
#3 Keegan Murray
He plays like a veteran, a consummate role player, but add in the fact that he’s maybe 10% his size and he’s the undisputed owner of one of the three best teams in the West. We’re talking about the Kings, lol, and if the Kings are doing this well, it’s too pure to be true thanks to this shooter. A little statistically fair to get two fronts, but if we had to put a coin on a guy who could be the X-factor of a series of Playoffs starting today, starting next April, only one player on this paper could be a good fit. to this suit.
Stats 2022-23: 42.3% from the park and 80.7% shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.7 steals and 0.5 shooting, 12.3 points in 29.5 minutes
#2 Benedict Mathurin
He’s so strong that he’s at risk for a podium finish in the ROY race… and in the race for sixth best man. We thought for a moment that Rick Carlisle would have to set up Benny, but fortunately we found him coming off the bench very quickly, and every night his appearance at the end of the first quarter is one of those unpleasant moments. miss. miss. Taking risks, leading with action, getting to the line a lot, shooting, shooting and even shooting blindfolded, in short, is one of the main reasons for the great season of the Pacers. Averaging 18 points from his 1st season and NOTHING to complain about, imagine the career he could have for the Canadian back.
2022-23 stats: 17 on 42.6% shooting, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 on 28.6 minutes vs. 32.3% from the park and 82.3% shooting ,9 points
#1 Paolo Banchero
Promo king, no debate possible. Paolo has been dominating from day 1, playing like a 30-year-old and doing so with ease. Plus, the Magic are making all the big NBA teams love and eat without chewing so we wonder if 1) Orlando is really tanking and 2) what kind of earthquake will happen if we add Wembanyama to the draft. Scoring, rebounding, assisting, consistency, one of the last to be strong so early is called LeBron James, we just need to say more. Yes, does he have an address so we can send the trophy to him tomorrow?
Stats 2022-23: 30.6% from the park and 76.3% shooting, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1 steal and 20.5 points on 43.1% shooting in 0.5 33.6 minutes
Sources: basketreference and ESPN