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ESPN: Most impressive, disappointing so far

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Great Blazer references in the article: In response to the question, "what's the most impressive NBA team thus far?" Devin Kharpertian writes: "Nets Are Scorching: Portland Trail Blazers. They've bounced back from the loss of Brandon Roy without missing a step by using a balanced effort led by LaMarcus Aldridge and Gerald Wallace. They have the fourth-ranked defense in this young season and have knocked off top-tier Western Conference teams in Denver and Oklahoma City. A sum greater than its parts." Also, Mark Shore of the Clippers blog praises the Northwest Division: "The Northwest Division has been far and away the best division in the NBA. Oklahoma City, Portland and Denver are all legitimate contenders to represent the West in the NBA Finals, and Minnesota has gone from laughingstock to League Pass favorite."

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