Almost one month into the 2012-13 NBA season, it's time to determine whether the players are living up to expectations.
The Boston Celtics invested a lot into improving their secondary unit, but the bench still hasn't fully clicked. Jason Terry and Jeff Green were expected to be the leaders of the bench, but both have been inconsistent in their roles.
While some players like Rajon Rondo are already exceeding expectations, others are failing to be effective members of the team.
The levels of expectation were set pretty high for the Celtics leading into 2012-13, but given the talent on Boston's roster, it shouldn't be this difficult for them to succeed.