PBT Podcast: 20 games in what are the surprises, plus early awards talk

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We are 20 games into the NBA season, the quarter pole mark — no more talk of small sample sizes, we have enough data to start drawing conclusions.

Although, right now we have more questions than solid conclusions because of all the surprises around the league. What teams have surprised us? Boston, Utah, Houston… how worried should we really be about them? Is Sacramento for real? The Clippers? Are teams still ramping up the pace this season?

Then there is awards talk: Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP? Or maybe LeBron James? And is it Luka Doncic or Deandre Ayton for Rookie of the Year? Should Jaren Jackson Jr.‘s name be in the mix?

Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman from NBC Sports get into all of that plus take reader questions and comments on these topics in the latest PBT Podcast.

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