1. Toronto Raptors - The Raptors have been locked in on both ends of the floor, and Kawhi looks like he’s back to his old MVP candidate self.
2. Golden State Warriors - the Warriors have been in close games early on this season, but Steph’s 51-point game against Washington in 3 quarters solidifies there are no early season problems here.
3. Denver Nuggets - the off-season hype for the Nuggets had me skeptical, but Nikola Jokic has proven he was worthy of his max extension after his perfect game Saturday against the Suns.
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