Hey, it's a small sample size, but let's try to figure the NBA out. We want to overreact to what we see early on, but not to overreact. It's a difficult balance for a pundit indeed.
In these tough pundit times, it is important to remember that some events can be so extraordinary as to transcend their small sample size ("signature significance" is Bill James' technical term for such phenomena).
Such significant events could be Carmelo Anthony killing it at the power forward spot. It could be James Harden dominating for his new team. For Laker fans, early struggles could speak to ominous times ahead. Just how are we weighing these first few games? Click on through and find out.