Through about the quarter mark of the NBA season, it's tough to point to the biggest letdowns. Aside from the Eastern Conference, that is. All-Star-caliber players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul have provided the steady contributions we've come to expect. And squads like the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder have been every bit of the force fans anticipated they'd be coming into the year.
That being said, there are certainly some outfits which have underperformed based on their expectations heading into the year. Many touted the Brooklyn Nets as one of the top squads in the East. Of course, many had the Bulls there as well. But that was before the season-ending injury to Derrick Rose, which you can rest assured does have a spot on these rankings.
Read on to see where the Nets, Rose and the other biggest disappointments rank through the early portion of the NBA season.