|3||Portland Trail Blazers||42-30|
|5||Oklahoma City Thunder||22-50|
Denver Nuggets Front Office
Nikola Jokic is confounding, and six years into making work what seems like it shouldn't, his coronation is us coming into a still somewhat baffled understanding of his genius. How wonderful it is that such a weird player is so effective. Straight up dominant.
The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21.
If Jamal Murray returns right, and nothing too drastic changes during this spell he's forced to miss, they can pick up right where they left off: in the thick of a championship hunt they just might come out of on top.