NBA fans entered the 2012-13 season with certain expectations for certain teams. Needless to say, that entire foundation has been shaken to its core. Some teams have been pleasant surprises, while others have been disappointing and left fans going, "But why???"
Let me put it this way. Had someone told me in August that the Atlanta Hawks would be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference without Joe Johnson, I'd have started laughing hysterically. Today, I'd be looking for that same person just to apologize for doubting them.
The facts are simple. NBA teams and their performances are unpredictable from start to finish, and there are bound to be as many surprises as there are disappointments. This year has been no exception.
In 2013, fans will definitely need to reconsider their opinions on a good amount of teams.