• Rookies like Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama are still adjusting to the speed and demands of the NBA, but their potential is evident.
  • Tyrese Maxey and Scottie Barnes have surpassed expectations and taken on All-Star roles for their respective teams.
  • Damian Lillard has impressed in his new role with the Milwaukee Bucks, while Deandre Ayton has struggled with the Trail Blazers. Chris Paul's addition to the Golden State Warriors has alleviated pressure on Stephen Curry.