Bleacher Sports.com/playlist/the-top-15-plays-of-2017-18-season-1/1/ The top 15 plays of 2017 was announced this morning.
For a list of the best plays of the 2017-2018 season, check out the full list here.
Derrick Rose, Bulls: Derrick Rose had his best game of the season, scoring 28 points, hitting seven 3-pointers and adding 11 rebounds.
His 3-point shooting had improved this year and he’s become one of the most versatile players in the league, as well.
He’s one of two Bulls who can play both forward spots and is playing his best defense of the year, with three steals, one blocked shot and two blocks.
Kyle Lowry, Raptors: He’s now averaging 25.9 points, 6.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game, and he continues to be one of my favorite players to watch on the Raptors.
He still struggles with his defense, but he has some really solid numbers, and it’s really encouraging to see him play a lot of minutes in the middle of the offensive and defensive halves.
Lowry was also the first player to score 20 points in the last four games, and his 20 points are the most in the NBA this season.
He had just one assist and four steals in that span, but it’s encouraging to know he’s starting to get back to his best form.
John Wall, Wizards: John Wall has been one of those guys that you can see on the court every night, and that has been a big reason why the Wizards have been successful this season, as he’s averaging 24.8 points, 7.4 assists and 5.7 rebounds per night.
The problem is, he’s been a little bit quiet this season when it comes to his play, but I think this is probably because he’s still trying to adjust to his new team and new league.
Kevin Durant, Thunder: The big man has been playing very well lately, as Durant has averaged 24.1 points, 8.2 assists and 4.7 boards per game this year.
He has been dominating the paint, too, which has helped him keep opponents off balance.
I don’t think we’ll see Durant play in the restricted area much this season (with Russell Westbrook and Paul George), so he has to be able to be on the perimeter a lot more if he wants to make a significant jump in his game.
Russell Westbrook, Thunder (through Feb. 22): Westbrook has been really good this season and he has been the most consistent player in the game.
He is averaging 22.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4 blocks per game.
That’s really the only thing missing from Westbrook this season: a 3-pointer.
He needs to start getting that shot a lot better and he’ll be able play a more regular role in the Thunder offense.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves: He had his worst game of his career, as Towns had just three points on 2-of.
But he still looked really comfortable with the ball, especially in the paint.
His defensive ability and athleticism is just something that has made him a huge player in Minnesota.
Anthony Bennett, Raptors (through Jan. 29): The big guy has been on fire lately and he is averaging 19.3 points, 5.4 boards and 5 blocks per night this season for the Raptors, who are playing in the best defensive basketball in the East.
He also has some pretty good defensive numbers, with seven steals and five blocks.
He was the first Raptors player to reach 20 points, 20 rebounds and 15 assists in a single game in the postseason.
Derrick White, Hornets: White had his biggest game of any season so far, as the Hornets scored a season-high 35 points and had a whopping 23 rebounds.
The big point guard is still trying his best to adjust, but we have to give him credit for playing well defensively and making some really good plays.
Andre Drummond, Pistons: Drummond had his second consecutive solid game with 23 points and six rebounds, and the big man is now averaging 26.2 points, 9.1 assists and 6.3 rebounds per contest for the Pistons.
He played well when he was on the floor, and there was plenty of confidence to go around as well, which was good for the bigs confidence.
Jahlil Okafor, Timberwolves (through Dec. 17): Okafors game was his best in a while, as his 18 points, nine rebounds and two assists were a big boost to his scoring total.
The Wolves need him to be more consistent on offense this season as they are missing two key players in Taj Gibson and Kevin Love, so it’s good to see that his offense has improved.
Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves(through Jan, 29): Wiggins had a solid night, scoring 20