Welcome back to the Hoops Lab. The first week of the NBA season is one of the most fun times of the year, because everything that we "know" changes. We spend an entire offseason building our narratives, making our projections, believing that we have a handle on what the upcoming season is going to look like. We have our offseason winners and losers, we've decided which teams are going to be in the playoffs and which ones are going to be playing for ping pong balls by February. And for fantasy purposes, we've agreed on the consensus best players to own, on the next wave of breakout stars, on the sleepers and busts, and on those players that just aren't worthy to be drafted.
Then the season tips off, and in the first week all of that goes out the window.
Raise your hands if at this time last week you had Philadelphia and Phoenix starting off the season a combined 6-2, with the Bulls and Nets a combined 3-4. Or how about Tre You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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