The first quarter of the NBA season is in the rearview mirror, and the more cohesive teams find themselves at the top of the standings.
Now that we have reached the first true tentpole of the season, it's about time to draw conclusions about what the rest of the season may hold.
Success will be enjoyed by competent teams rather than stars on bad teams, as even the most talented players cannot win without a lot of help from their teammates.
Team chemistry is impossible to quantify, as numbers cannot truly explain how well a team works together.
Assists tend to be one of the key statistics to measure team chemistry, although there arefactors that are far more relevant.
The most cohesive teams are the ones that find a way to get the most out of their players, while creating gameplans that compensate for weaknesses.
While superstars win titles in the NBA, it takes tremendous teamwork and trust to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Note: Statistics and records are current through games played on Dec. 12.