One week of the NBA is in the books as 22 former Cats looked to make an impact around the league. Do any of them have a shot to dethrone the Warriors or the Cavs? You be the judge based on this week’s Power Rankings:
1. John Wall, Washington Wizards- 22 points, 6.67 assists, 3.67 rebounds
John Wall has been given full reins to the Wizard’s offense and it is a thing of beauty. The Wiz are off to a 2-1 start and it helps that Bradley Beal is playing a great Robin to Wall’s Batman. Next up, Washington gets to host the Spurs tomorrow night.
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans- 23 points, 10.33 rebounds, 2.3 blocks.
AD’s season hasn’t started off the way the MVP hopeful would have wanted with three straight losses. Bottom line, the browed one just doesn’t have any help but that will change once the Pelican’s roster gets a bit more healthy.
3. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings- 22 points, 11 rebounds, 1 block.
DMC leads all Wildcats with a Player efficiency rating of 25.25 but that could be in jeopardy for the big man as he left Saturday’s game with a strained achilles and is now listed day-to-day. Hopefully DeMarcus can get back to full health quickly and keep Kentucky (far) West in contention amongst a stacked Western conference. The Kings host Memphis later tonight.
4. Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns- 21 points, 5 assists, 3.25 rebounds.
Kentucky West is off to a solid 2-2 start with solid contributions from all four former Cats. So far though Eric Bledsoe is the star of the show with 21 points per game which ranks 19th in the NBA. The Suns dropped a close game to the West leading Clippers but have a chance to bounce back with two home games.
5. Karl-Anthony Towns- Minnesota Timberwolves- 17.67 points, 10.33 rebounds
The number 1 pick is off and running with an average double-double and turned heads from around the nation. Towns, Wiggins, Rubio, LaVine, Shabazz, and Gorgui Dieng make up a solid nucleus of players all under 25 and will be making some noise in the near future. The Wolves lost their first game of the season last night but a 2-1 start is ideal for this young squad.
Everyone else is after the jump:
6. Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns- 18 points, 5 assists, 5.5 rebounds.
7. Rajon Rondo, Sacramento Kings- 15.33 points, 6.67 assists, 5 rebounds.
8. Julius Randle, LA Lakers- 13.33 points, 9.33 rebounds, 2.33 assists.
Julius Randle with the church league classic.
9. Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers- 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2.3 blocks.
Nerlens forgot how to dribble…
10. Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder- 10.8 points, 11 rebounds
11. Patrick Patterson, Toronto Raptors- 10.67 points, 2.33 rebounds
12. Terrence Jones, Houston Rockets-9.5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block.
13. Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings- 9 points, 6.67 rebounds, 1.3 blocks.
14. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns- 7 points, 1.5 rebounds
15. Archie Goodwin, Phoenix Suns- 6.5 points 3 rebounds
16. Tayshaun Prince- Minnesota Timberwolves- 2 points, 1.67 rebounds
17. Trey Lyles, Utah Jazz- .7 points, 2.3 rebounds.
18. Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets- 1 rebound.
19. Jodie Meeks, Detroit Pistons- Out 3-4 months after a broken foot in game 1.
20. James Young, Boston Celtics- No game time logged. Assigned to the Maine Red Claws earlier today.
21. Aaron Harrison, Charlotte Hornets- No game time logged.
22. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets- Out approximately 6 months.