PBT Extra: Lakers top list of NBA’s biggest early season surprises


We’re a dozen games into the NBA season, and the things that caught us off-guard have moved past the “fluke” stage and into the “can they keep this up?” stage.

I discuss those things in this latest PBT Extra.

At the top of the list is the Lakers, who have seen Julius Randle take a big step forward, D'Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr. grow, and most surprisingly Lou Williams and Nick Young play some of their best ball. The Lakers have a good offense but can they sustain their middle-of-the-pack defense? We may find out the next few weeks as they head into the tough part of the schedule.

Other surprises include DeMar DeRozan leading the league in scoring, the Clippers’ defense, and more.