The NBA preseason is a time for every organization to establish its rotation, create unity among players and kick the kinks before the real competition begins.
Unfortunately for some, even exhibition play has been underwhelming up to this point.
With the season right around the corner, it's clear which squads have made a name for themselves. The Chicago Bulls are 7-0, the New Orleans Pelicans are 6-1, and the Toronto Raptors have also overachieved.
But for every team that has done well, there's another that has flopped during preseason play.
Disappointments aren't just limited to teams, either. Players can come in with high expectations and let down those around them. Even those who have fallen to injury can be considered a disappointment, as fans have had their hopes crushed early in the process.
The new year is right around the corner, but a few unfortunate organizations have more to deal with than they bargained for entering the preseason.