The NBA preseason isn't just helpful for teams to prepare for the regular season. It provides a preview by which we can know who will struggle at the start of the season.
Rustiness is always a factor as teams are getting back into basketball shape. Rookies are adjusting to the professional league for the first time and players on different teams are integrating into new systems.
Now that the preseason is coming to a close, we have a pretty good view of the strengths and weaknesses of every team. As a result, we also know which teams will run into trouble in a few weeks.
Click ahead to see the top three teams who will struggle right out of the gates this season.