We're a little past three weeks into the NBA season, and what a three weeks they've been.
Well, actually they haven't been all that great, but it's good just to have basketball back. It's obvious that the lockout has taken a toll on these teams as a number of squads are averaging far less than any team has posted up since the last lockout in 1999.
Even a number of elite players' point totals and field-goal percentages have decreased significantly due to the lockout cutting into training camp and preseason, which are primarily used to get NBA players back into shape.
Rather than speaking of the seasoned veterans this time, we'll instead speak of the latest batch of rookies. You might think they have no excuse since they're young and athletic, but it's extremely tough for a young player to get acclimated to his new surroundings with only two weeks worth of practice.
A few surprises have turned up and we're going to analyze the five steals of the 2011 NBA drafts, just so you don't have to.