The talent level in the NBA is at a premium right now. There are more skilled and athletic players from all over the world playing in the league than ever before, so it's hard to imagine that there has been a better time to be an NBA fan.
Jalen picks his current NBA Top 5
"Steph Curry and Luka are my backcourt. I love Luka. Luka going to win MVP this year. Up front The King, LeBron James. Easy Money Sniper, Kevin Durant, ohh and Giannis.I wanted to take Embiid, I wanted to take The Joker, but gotta give the edge to Giannis."
Jalen's starting five definitely has a buzz to them. On the one hand, it is hard to argue for replacing any player on that team, but on the other hand, there might be some room for squeezing in a couple of subs. It might be a bit premature because we haven't seen him play healthy for a full season, but if he remains healthy, I will bet on Zion. I'd also find a spot for Morant, along with Embiid and the Joker.
Luka Doncic has been among the leading MVP candidates for the last couple of years, and although picking Luka makes sense, especially if you watched the EuroBasket this summer, Luka's conditioning remains the only obstacle between him and the award. Conditioning has been an issue for the last couple of years, and there's no denying Luka seemed out of breath in the Playoffs, in the most crucial minutes of the game. If he manages to overcome that hurdle, he might very well evolve into Luka 2.0.