The NBA preseason is more of a minefield than a proving ground.
With five starting jobs and, at most, 15 roster spots up for grabs, the fewer questions a team has to answer at this time of the year, the better.
But that potential for disaster looms large in each step of the process.
A misstep here or a nasty spill there and poof—championship bubbles are burst in an instant.
Injury-caused question marks aren't the only ones at play here, but they could prove to be the most damaging. After all, the non-health-related problems were to be expected—that is, any of the point guards clamoring for a starting spot have yet to separate themselves from the competition.
The importance of this position cannot be overstated. This player is the extension of his coach on the hardwood; this is the man responsible for putting his teammates into the best possible positions for success.
Needless to say, there is something very unsettling about the NBA's most uncertain point guard situations heading into the 2013-14 regular season.