NBA: Three Pleasant Surprises

November 10th, 2009 by Elias Schulkin Leave a reply »
So far this year, we have seen the Lakers and Celtics make an early argument for the league’s best, while the Magic and Nuggets are only a step behind. However, not every team is simply performing consistently with their preseason expectations, and a handful of players have really stepped up and proved the doubters wrong.

1. The Milwaukee Bucks: While I’m not quite ready to buy a Brandon Jennings jersey just yet, I do like the aggressiveness he brings to a below average team playing without their All-Star shooting guard, Michael Redd.

The 20-year-old Jennings is averaging 18.4 points a game, to go along with four assists and a steal, as well as shooting 40 percent from behind the arc. This comes while playing less minutes than most starting point guards. This level of production is surprising from a guy that came off the bench to average five points a game for Italian League team Lottomatica Roma.

Andrew Bogut is also playing well, averaging 14 points and nine boards, while Hakim Warrick is contributing 12 points a game. The Bucks are off to a 3-2 start, and should become more dangerous with the return of Redd in a few weeks. As a pure shooter wi ...

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