Every year, there are a few NBA fanbases who hold ridiculously high expectations for their respective teams, but need to take an unbiased approach to truly determine the competitiveness of the roster.
Whether it be due to the addition of a star player or depth, a solid draft, the development of prospects or the retooling of the front office, every team goes through rebuilding phases, which cause fans to rejoice over the changes. Most of the time, unless the fanbase is full of pessimists, these fans become over confident in their team’s abilities.
This year is no exception, as this was quite the busy offseason. The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks all made a plethora of maneuvers, but not all of these team’s changes justify for the enthusiasm stemming from the fans.