Rookie Jonathan Kuminga made his NBA debut Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, notching his first points with a 3.
In the East, the New York Knicks continue to climb the rankings after a 5-1 start.
1. Utah Jazz
2021-22 record: 5-1
Previous ranking: 2
Utah was the league’s last undefeated team before losing to the Bulls on Saturday night, when point guard Mike Conley Jr. rested as a precaution on the front end of a back-to-back. The Jazz’s 5-1 record is the franchise’s best start since 2008-09. Rudy Gobert became the first player in NBA history to record at least 16 points and 14 rebounds in each of the first five games of a season.