With the start of the NBA regular season rapidly approaching, it is never too early to speculate on some potential duds come April.
Fall is an exciting time for all NBA teams as they gear up for the regular season. From high expectations in Miami, to young squads like the Golden State Warriors eager to make a playoff push, 'tis the season for hype and excitement.
Despite the hopes of all 30 squads, only 16 can make the playoffs, and only one will finish on top.
For every fan celebrating in South Beach after the Heat defeated the Thunder last June, there was a dejected fan trying to make sense of the loss in Oklahoma City. Every year some player will fall short of the expectations, sending his team and fanbase into a tailspin.
Here are eight big-name NBA players who will crush the hopes of their fans this season.