Top Ten Best NBA Players in the First Quarter of the 2018-19 Season

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With almost 20 games of the season done for most teams we can now look at which players are doing the best. These players have a combination of good play, leadership ability, and leading their team to a good record. Only take into account the beginning of the season when voting.

The Top Ten

1 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

LeBron has consistently been amazing for the Lakers. He has improved this team since the beginning of the season. He has been looking like he actually cares in LA and he genuinely wants them to do well. - 2storm

2 Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

Giannis is just a beast under Coach Bud. He is playing his best basketball and he is a legit MVP candidate. He has led Bucks to a 12-4 record and the 2nd seed in the East. - 2storm

3 Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the San Antonio Spurs and the Raptors.

Kawhi Leonard genuinely happy under this Raptor system. He is playing like his old self and is in my opinion even better than before. He has led the Raptors to a 14-4 record and the best record in the league. - 2storm

4 Joel Embiid Joel Embiid

Embiid has been amazing this season. He is looks even better than last year. Embiid and this Sixers team looks legit. - 2storm

5 Kevin Durant Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals.

With Steph out Durant has been dominant. He has been putting up 40+ consistently. Despite all this controversy Durant is still going strong. - 2storm

6 Blake Griffin Blake Griffin Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

Griffin has been pushing this Piston team practically by himself. He has expanded his game to just new, high limits. - 2storm

7 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.

Lowry has quietly been one of the best players in the league. He is leading the league in assists. He has been a great sidekick to Kawhi. - 2storm

8 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

Curry hasn't played much, but in the time he did play he did really well. You can see how valuable he is to the Warriors based on how they are doing. - 2storm

9 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

The Rockets have had a slow start to the season, but Harden has been amazing. He has picked up well from last season. - 2storm

10 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

Irving has done really well on a disappointing Celtics team. It will take Irving a lot of good play to get this team back in race. - 2storm

The Contenders

11 Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
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