How much can you learn from the first few live games of the NBA's training-camp festivities?
Turns out there's a lot to be gleaned if you know where to look. Players are making their debuts in new uniforms, established studs are making transitions and teams are looking to find their new identities for the 2013-14 campaign.
It's a volatile time, so any of the eight players/groups of players/concepts you'll find throughout this article could quickly reverse course, but there have already been decisively positive and negative indications.
And, unfortunately, the injury bug has already struck in a few prominent places.
With the exception of the injured players, do take into account that small-sample-size warnings aren't really going to matter here. Preseason games are all we have to look at thus far, so it's only natural that we're attempting to learn a lot from a little.
Here's hoping your favorite team has a winner.