2015-16 NBA Midseason Update – Northwest Division

Our midseason update continues. Today we look at the Northwest Division.

PORTLAND_TRAILBLAZERS_LOGOPortland Trailblazers

 

Current Record: 29-27

 

Projected Record: 42-40

 

Preseason Projection: 34-48

 

Biggest Surprise:

CJ McCollum has bumped his scoring average from 7 to 21 points per game.

Biggest Disappointment:

Meyers Leonard hasn’t built on a nice year with an increase in minutes.

Oklahoma_City_Thunder_LOGOOklahoma City Thunder

 

Current Record: 40-16

 

Projected Record: 59-23

 

Preseason Projection: 54-28

 

Biggest Surprise:

Russell Westbrook has been able to keep up his ridiculous production even with Kevin Durant back.

Biggest Disappointment:

Kyle Singler was decent in Detroit but he’s been horrendous with the Thunder.

Utah_Jazz_LOGOUtah Jazz

 

Current Record: 27-28

 

Projected Record: 40-42

 

Preseason Projection: 42-40

 

Biggest Surprise:

Rodney Hood has supplanted Alec Burks as the starting shooting guard.

Biggest Disappointment:

Trey Burke looks even lees like an NBA point guard.

DENVER_NUGGETS_LOGODenver Nuggets

 

Current Record: 22-34

 

Projected Record: 32-50

 

Preseason Projection: 24-58

 

Biggest Surprise:

Will Barton has been one of the best bench players in the NBA.

Biggest Disappointment:

Jusuf Nurkic looked like an intriguing prospect last year. He’s looked awful this year.

MINNESOTA_TIMBERWOLVES_LOGOMinnesota Timberwolves

 

Current Record: 18-39

 

Projected Record: 26-56

 

Preseason Projection: 33-49

 

Biggest Surprise:

Karl-Anthony Towns has been even better than anyone expected in his first year.

Biggest Disappointment:

Veteran scorer Kevin Martin has been a total zero on this young T-Wolves team.

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