NBA

NBA Recap: Andre Drummond & Steph Curry off to Strong Starts

NBA Recap: Andre Drummond & Steph Curry off to Strong Starts

nba recap andre drummond steph curry 2015 imagesThe second weekend of action in the NBA is over, and teams have played between five to seven games in their schedules. The divisional leaders at this point are as follows:

Toronto at 5-2 in the Atlantic
Cleveland at 6-1 in the Central
Atlanta at 7-1 in the Southeast

Utah at 4-2 in the Northwest
Golden State at 7-0 in the Pacific
San Antonio at 4-2 in the Southwest

There is not really a surprise in that group of division leaders with the exception of the Jazz. Pre-season it was thought that the OKC Thunder would run roughshod over the Northwest and perhaps they will over the long term. However, at this point, Kevin Durant‘s squad is just 4-3 and off to a slow start.

Individual players making injury headlines this past week include Chris Paul. Paul, a guard on the Los Angeles Clippers, suffered a groin injury midweek that caused him to miss a game on Saturday. However, the injury seems to me a mild one, which is a contrast to Darren Collison’s hamstring injury that has him out indefinitely (Sacramento).

One player making major headlines for performance is Andre Drummond. The Detroit Piston, who is the far and away league leader in rebounds, has played a major role in getting his team off to a great 5-1 start. Through six games, Drummond has an incredible 20.3 rebounds per. The 22-year old is also averaging 20.3 points per game, no doubt in large part due to his offensive rebounding abilities.

Steph Curry, the leader on the undefeated Golden State Warriors, is also off to an amazing start. It’s hard to talk about being surprised by his play, based on the fact that he won the MVP last season. But with 33.9 points per game thus far, Curry and the Warriors appear to be making a strong early statement that his club will not be resigned to win just one championship.

On that note, one very interesting game coming up is Detroit at Golden State. The 5-1 Pistons, with a win in Oakland (or maybe even a close loss), would turn a lot of heads for those that have not already raised an eyebrow at them. The two teams will collide on Monday night with the Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers set to play on Tuesday.

Click to add a comment
NBA
@GrandSlambert77

Shane is a sports writer with a big interest in tennis, but he's also a noted writer about travel and fiction. Plus he can handle long walks in the cold Canadian tundra!

More in NBA

derrick rose hooky fine from knicks 2017 images

Derrick Rose’s hooky fine from Knicks

Chris MauriceJanuary 15, 2017
adam silver 5 minute plan for nba games 2017 images

Adam Silver’s 5-minute plan for NBA Games

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
Zaza Pachulia shows why nba made changes to all star game voting 2017 images

Zaza Pachulia shows why NBA made changes to All-Star Game voting

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
kyle korver picked up by cleveland cavaliers 2017 images

Kyle Korver picked up by Cleveland Cavaliers

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo dribble gets NBA Last Two Minutes Report criticized  2017 images

Giannis Antetokounmpo dribble gets NBA Last Two Minutes Report criticized

Chris MauriceJanuary 8, 2017
nba superstars benefit from new collective bargaining agreement 2016 images

NBA superstars benefit from new Collective Bargaining Agreement

Chris MauriceDecember 27, 2016
nba with carmelo anthony after george karl take aim in book 2016 images

NBA with Carmelo Anthony after George Karl takes aim with book

Chris MauriceDecember 24, 2016
2016 Sports   Nick Kyrgios, Grayson Allen  ryan lochte on All Losers Team images

2016 Sports – Nick Kyrgios, Grayson Allen, Ryan Lochte on All-Losers Team

Shane LambertDecember 23, 2016
eric gordon making a great go with houston rockets 2016 images

Eric Gordon making a great go with Houston Rockets

Chris MauriceDecember 20, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription