Top Current Storylines From Around NBA: Simmons, Lillard, Suns

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The 2021-22 NBA season rolls along in Week 3 and there is plenty to discuss. Between the altercation of Nikola Jokic and the Miami Heat, to Stephen Curry casually dropping 50 points on the Atlanta Hawks, to trade rumors beginning to heat up, there is plenty of news spanning across the entire league. 

Right now, the Eastern Conference is packed with talented teams, as just about half the conference has at least seven wins and in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz are beginning to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. 

With Stephen Curry doing what he does best in ‘The Bay Area’ and Donovan Mitchell continuing to grow as a superstar talent, these two teams are shaping up to be the two teams to beat in the Western Conference this season. 

And what about LeBron James and Co.?  With James out due to an abdominal injury, the Lakers have really struggled to gain any traction out West and are currently teeter-tottering between being a legit contender to being a real pretender this season. 

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Rookies have also stolen the spotlight this year, as Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes, Chris Duarte, and Jalen Green are all trying to make their case for being the early season Rookie of the Year. There is just so much going on within the league right now, making for some of the best basketball we have seen in years. 

With everything going on, there are definitely some key storylines you may have missed over the last week or so. Let’s take a look at some of the top storylines currently making their rounds throughout the NBA. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.