Who’s hot and who’s not? Taking the temperature of trends around the NBA

We’re over a month into the 2021-22 NBA season and small sample sizes aren’t so small anymore.

Hot starts have either remained scorching or fizzled out, while rough starts have either gotten uglier or bounced back to reality.

Which teams and players are trending in the right direction, and which are going the wrong way?

Members of our NBA Global staff take the temperature on some of the NBA’s latest trends.

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Stock up: Jayson Tatum

Tatum’s shooting struggles were well documented along with Boston’s rollercoaster start to the season. Through the first 10 games, the All-Star forward was shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from 3-point range, needing 22.6 field goal attempts per game to reach a scoring average of 23.6 points.

Even with some big scoring nights, Tatum was settling for bad shots and

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3 key trends for fitness and sports in 2021

Gumtree has highlighted three key trends that will impact the fitness and sports sectors in 2021.

January is synonymous with the two extremes – stretching budgets to deal with the hangover of December’s balloon expenses while enduring January’s 45 weeks until payday and all the ‘new year, new me’ resolutions we make to shift the extra love-handles that December (and the months preceding) left us with.

The two together are a big ask – January’s bank balance is low, and the cost of fitness equipment is high. If you’re determined that this is indeed your year to focus on getting a fighting fit, consider buying second-hand fitness equipment to lighten the ‘load’.

With almost 9,000 sport and fitness items listed on its site, Gumtree anticipates the following 2021 fitness trends.

Reaching new altitudes 

Anyone who’s climbed Mount Everest will tell you that cycling at Everest’s altitude is an almost impossible

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Sports Protective Equipment Market Professional Survey And Ongoing Development Trends

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Feb 03, 2021 (Market Insight Reports) —
Allied Market Research recently published a report, titled, “Sports Protective Equipment Market by Product Type (Helmets & Other Headgear, Pads, Guards, Chest Protectors & Gloves, Protective Eyewear, and Face Protection & Mouth Guards), Area of Protection (Head & Face, Trunk & Thorax, Upper Extremity, and Lower Extremity), and Distribution Channel (Specialty Retail Stores, Multi-Retail Stores, and Online & Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2019-2026”. According to the report, global sports protective equipment material market was pegged at $1.14 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $1.51 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 3.5% from 2019 to 2026.

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Prominence of national & international sports events, growth in consumer awareness regarding health & fitness, increase in participation in sports activities, and

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