41 Takeaways at 2015-16 NBA Season’s Halfway Point

January 19th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

We're halfway home, folks!

Roughly 41 games into the 2015-16 NBA season, we've learned a lot about expectation-smashing greatness, catastrophic failure and Jeremy Lin's hair—in some order.

There's a lot to digest here, so it's best to get to it. Here are 41 takeaways to commemorate the NBA season's midway point. 


Great Can Always Be Greater

A 67-win season and a relatively easy run to the title were supposed to represent the mountaintop for the Golden State Warriors. But instead of planting a flag at the supposed summit, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and friends strapped on jetpacks and rocketed into the clouds. A higher net rating, better record and louder statement wins (See: 132-98 demolition of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday) all signal last year's best are even better now.


Stephen Curry Is a New Thing

Curry's improvement on last year's MVP campaign stands as one of the least-foreseen developments from the first half. Before the season, NBA general managers gave him a 7.1 percent chance of capturing another MVP trophy. ...

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