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We’re 10% of the way through the season, and in case you haven’t been watching, here are some notes about the young season.

Last year’s champions, The Golden State Warriors, are still undefeated. 8-0. The team they beat in The Finals last year, The Cleveland Cavaliers, are 7-1. Too early to predict a rematch? Steph Curry is averaging over 30 points per game, and Klay Thompson is following it up with 16 per.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are probably going to do everything they can to take the West from the Warriors, this being the last year on Kevin Durant’s current contract and the Wizards making a play to bring him to play in his hometown. When he was in Washington this week, he left the game at halftime, and after an MRI, his hamstring strain is going to keep him out 7-to-10 days. Durant was averaging 28 points per game with 7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook will get a chance to step up and improve on his 25.8 per average and 7 rebounds, but his nearly 11 assists will probably drop a bit. Dion Waiters is the only other player on the squad averaging double-digit points, with 10 a game. The Thunder are 5-3 at this point, essentially tied for 2nd in the West.

Damian Lillard is dropping 27 points a game for The Portland Trailblazers, but he’s not the only one scoring over 20, with C.J. McCollum nearly averaging 21. At 4-4 this season, the Blazers are still looking to find a way to fill the void from Aldridge going to The Spurs. No one on the Blazers is averaging over 10 rebounds. Aldridge is only averaging 9 rebounds per game, but he’s doing that in only 29 minutes of floor time.

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Atlanta is currently 2nd place in the East with a record of 7-2. Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points per game with nearly 9 boards, 4 assists and a little over 2 steals. Al Horford is also averaging 17 a game with 8 boards. Jeff Teague is averaging over 18.5 with over 6 assists. With Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder also having good seasons so far, it’s no wonder they’re challenging the Cavs for the top spot in The East.

Both Brooklyn and the 76ers are winless through 7 games. The Lakers, Kings and Pelicans are all looking for their 2nd win of the year.