The players of the NBA are being scrutinized more than ever this season because we do not have much time to so. Within a shortened time period, fans, analysts and MVP voters are expected to pick starting All Stars, front-running MVP candidates, predict the NBA playoffs and enjoy a regular season of basketball all in one breath.
Watching closely, there are early signs of trouble in every organization, some more familiar than most. From Miami Heat’s foul-line shooting woes, to the on-and-off again battleship relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, there are fatal flaws in every franchise that could cost them their postseason berths. It could even halt those truly in championship contention a chance to play in the Finals for it all.
The spots on their resume may not outlast their successes, but for right now it could definitely stale their possibilities.