As today's media chooses to "embrace debate" and turn up the volume in an effort to stand out from the crowd, there is a growing urgency to make a definitive statement on every issue. There's nothing inherently wrong with that...unless it's far too early for any definitive statements to be made.
For a number of teams in the NBA, you can draw a reasonable conclusion as to how they'll turn out this year. We all know that barring injury, the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies are going to be contenders at the end of the season.
But with most other franchises, a wait-and-see approach is best. After all, there's four more months of basketball on tap before the playoffs begin, and even then, there's still a good 7-8 weeks before a champion is crowned.
So while some teams may currently be struggling (or soaring), that won't necessarily be the case a month (or even a week) from now.