The 2013-14 NBA season features a handful of teams with rather deceptive win-loss records. Who are such squads and what should we ultimately make of them?
For some ballclubs, injuries and poor initial chemistry often contribute to a small tally of wins that is misleading. Or perhaps a young team overachieves initially, culminating in an excessive win total that likely won't persist.
Occasionally, a veteran-laden team appears to lack motivation during the 82-game grind of the regular season. Case in point: The Boston Celtics during the "Big Three" era. They had numerous campaigns in which they were slightly above-average during the regular season but turned things up a notch come the playoffs.
The following teams currently possess a record that is deceptive in one of the aforementioned manners. Let's highlight these organizations and analyze how we should truly view them.