There are plenty of great shot blockers in the NBA, and some have already begun to separate themselves in the race for the most blocks this season.
Defense is integral and can’t be understated, demonstrating the importance of these big men in their efforts to protect the paint.
Who Leads the NBA In Blocks This Season?
Jaren Jackson Jr.
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Over the last week of action, Nicolas Claxton of the Brooklyn Nets has continued his reign atop the NBA blocks leaderboard. The Nets big man put together another memorable week in three games, recording seven blocks. The week’s highlight from Claxton came on January 28 against the New York Knicks, where he put together a three-block performance in 35 minutes.
Even though Claxton has taken over as the leader, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez is still in the conversation after coming off a promising week. Lopez tallied nine blocks over a four-game sample size, which included a four-block performance against the Denver Nuggets on January 25. Lopez trails Claxton by four blocks and currently sits with 121 on the campaign.
Rounding out the top three is Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies’ frontcourt star put together a banner performance against the Indiana Pacers, where he blocked five shots on January 29. Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers also joined the four players with 100 blocks, tallying 102 on the season.
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