As the calendar year draws to a close and the NBA season continues to heat up. With players increasingly comfortable with their roles. Check out the top 10 NBA players.
NBA players establish themselves and their teams among the best of the best players in their league.
For now, we will do a review of the top 10 NBA players from the 2021-2022 NBA seasons.
Top 10 NBA players in 2021-22
10. Gordon Hayward, forward, Charlotte Hornets
Gordon Hayward's injuries are well known. Hayward was out of all games during his first year as a member of the Boston Celtics in 2017-18 due to a terrible leg injury.
In his first season with the Hornets, however, Hayward, who was a former All-Star, did not seem to recover 100%. However, in the current season, Hayward has played all 28 games for Charlotte thus far, scoring a respectable 17.6 per game, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
9. Christian Wood, center, Houston Rockets
One of the most surprising misjudged acquisitions of the 2020 offseason, Christian Wood ended up being an extraordinary gift to the Rockets team that will be forced to discover his post-Harden identity. Wood had a great season last year and has brought success into this season.
After a 15-game losing streak, Wood and the Rockets showed great potential afterward, resulting in seven straight wins, including wins against the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. Wood, along with Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, will be crucial components of rebuilding the Houston Rockets going forward.
8. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat
Recently signed by Miami as part of the course of a massive sign-and-trade deal in a deal with the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry, 35, continues to prove his worth as a top point guard. He will play a key role for the Miami Heat as they are looking to claim their fourth franchise championship trophy in history.
It's one of the team's notable acquisitions in the offseason. Lowry has made a huge impact on the team through his ability to score double-doubles, with six and one triple-double in 25 games. Which is close to surpassing the total of nine double-doubles and two triple-doubles from the previous season?
7. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
Whenever he had a chance to get off to a good start, an ideal opportunity for the team in Toronto, Pascal Siakam has shown that he is one of the best players in the world right now. But, a ripped labrum sustained late in the season kept him off the court so far this season.
For Siakam, he's now back in the game and churning out impressive numbers, scoring 18.9 points and 7.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 15 games.
6. Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets
In the final quarter of the season, Miles Bridges began to show signs of being ready to make a splash as we started the season. In his last 19 games, the player averaged 20.3 points, shooting 52 percent from the field. He also grabbed a 6.8 rebound.
In the five games played since early December, Bridges is averaging 22.6 points. He also has 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists, although the team has failed to win three of five games.
5. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Elimination of Philadelphia 76ers from playoffs Ben Simmons trade rumors spread after his horrible game against the Atlanta Hawks. The dates of Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid only fueled Simmons's desire to be eliminated from the team, resulting in the feud that ended. There has been a lot of tension over these trade rumors, which included that Simmons attended the practice and was later removed for not participating.
Sixers general manager Daryl Morey has made it clear that he will not trade Ben for someone who claims he would like fair compensation. The possibility of Simmons returning to the court wearing the Sixers jersey is unlikely but not impossible.
4. De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox has proven to be among the best players in the NBA at guard duty. The proof is in the fact that Fox has improved every season of his career.
But it seems the Sacramento Kings haven't played in the playoffs since 2006.
3. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
Although he doesn't have a 3-point shot, 32-year-old Demar DeRozan has discovered an approach to being efficient. An excellent long-range shooter DeRozan has improved his rebounding and passing almost every season. He is now part of the Chicago Bulls after a successful signing and trade that saw DeRozan play an important role in making the team one of the best teams in the East.
The conference is currently advancing leading the team in scoring with 26.4 points. It is no secret that the Chicago Bulls have been affected by the COVID-19 disease with nine players missing due to health or safety regulations, including Derozan.
2. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans
Although most of the advertising for the New Orleans Pelicans relies on Zion Williamson. There is no significant knowledge of the player Brandon Ingram has become. Instagram signed a maximum contract extension before the 2020-21 season. Ingram continues to play at the highest quality.
In the first half of this season, Ingram has scored 22.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Unfortunately, the Pelicans have been struggling since they started with the lowest records in the Western Conference at 8-21.
1. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers
After struggling through his two-game opening game for the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell Westbrook appears to be getting comfortable in the Lakers' team's first game. Since November 21, Russell Westbrook has been averaging 20.4.
He is on target with around 50% shooting rate, 8.2 assists and 7.0 rebounds, which has helped lead the Lakers to 7-4 in this time. The more relaxed Russell Westbrook is in the Lakers' lineup, the closer they are to becoming a potential championship contender.