Just look at Omer Asik's face in the photo above. That's the face of a man making an impact. He could also be sneezing, but he's definitely making an impact while sneezing.
The NBA is pretty predictable, year to year, but a frenzied offseason and a recent massive trade have shaken things up. Usually, free-agent acquisitions and rookies don't help their teams substantially, but that could be changing even though it's still the early days in the NBA.
Say hello to the more fluid NBA. Thank the new CBA while you're at it.