Inevitably, each season brings some disappointment in the first part of the season. It starts with training camp, when several players whom many fans call favorites show up unprepared and unready to start the season.
Last year, the lockout claimed the stamina of some of the league's key players. Dirk Nowitzki, usually the pinnacle of conditioning due to his lack of athleticism, came in admittedly out of shape and missed a week of action in the middle of the season to help his health going forward.
This year, several athletes will join that parade, either by injury or by their own selfish desires, or some combination of the two. Call it a lack of urgency or complacency, but these 10 athletes will need some side training to equal the level of their teammates early on in the NBA season.