Week 2 of NBA training camp created cause for excitement. It also offered reason to consider panic as an appropriate response.
Depends which team you're rooting for.
Andre Drummond looked as good in his preseason debut as anyone could hope that Andre Drummond would look so far. Damian Lillard added to his growing legion of fans in Rip City.
Harrison Barnes played like a guy who could start on opening day for the Golden State Warriors, and Ray Allen provided an early example of what he could bring to the Miami Heat this season.
Meanwhile, Eric Gordon was scratched from all three preseason games in New Orleans. Mike Woodson decided that J.R. Smith would not start in New York, and Smith wasn't pleased.
Philadelphia was also reminded that Kwame Brown is in fact Andrew Bynum's backup at center. That's not good, and neither was the news that Dirk Nowitzki had his knee drained for a second time in Dallas.
Kevin Garnett also offered a collection of nicknames for his rookie teammates in Boston, and the NBA took center stage in China.