So far this NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, unsurprisingly, have been the most dominant teams. The Lakers won 10 straight games (although all came against opponents below .500) before that streak snapped at home against MVP-candidate Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. The Bucks, meanwhile, are still riding that win streak, which (as of this writing) is up to 14 games. Milwaukee has also had somewhat of an easy schedule after starting out with a lot of early road games, but the Bucks have defeated the likes of Utah and the LA Clippers during this run. Still, the Bucks will be tested with games this month against Boston, Brooklyn and Denver. All are very good teams. Across the NBA, the New York Knicks have already fired their coach, David Fizdale, after only 22 games. It was somewhat unexpected across the NBA, but some have criticized the firing, saying the real issue is the Knicks GM, Steve Mills, and that nobody would have success coaching that team. After all, the Knicks signed 4 power forwards in the offseason. The Golden State Warriors have also had a really tough start, which they can point to the injuries to their core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Warriors are starting 5 backups at this point. There is also tension inside the Cleveland Cavaliers, with players complaining of their coach John Beilein, longtime Michigan head coach, treating them like they’re in college. Overall, this NBA season has been very exciting.
By Nic Braico