Now that we’re at the quarter mark of the NBA season, we’ve seen a few trends beginning to emerge. One of the most exciting ones for Canadian viewers? Andrew Wiggins is having a phenomenal season, averaging a career-high 24.9 points per game with a significant decrease in the midrange shots that used to define his game.
He falls just short of taking the top spot from Jamal Murray in our latest Canadian NBA power rankings, as decided by TSN’s basketball analysts Josh Lewenberg, Kate Beirness, Kayla Grey and Michael Hamarneh.
After an injury-marred sophomore season, Dillon Brooks is quietly having a resurgent year in Memphis. He outdueled Andrew Wiggins over the weekend, scoring 26 points in a Grizzlies win.
RJ Barrett’s return to Toronto wasn’t the successful homecoming he may have imagined, finishing with 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting in a blowout loss. After going 0-for-9 in his most recent game against the Bucks, he falls below .400 from the field on the season.
Chris Boucher also makes his debut in the rankings, sliding in at the No. 9 spot. He impressed for the Raptors during Serge Ibaka’s absence, although it’s uncertain what his role will be like with the team back to full health.
We’ll continue to update this ranking as the season continues.