The start of the NBA season is always filled with optimism and hope.
After one or two weeks, that jubilance quickly fades away for some teams.
Take the Chicago Bulls for example. Their annual "Circus Trip" at the end of November usually leaves the team with a sub-.500 record heading into December.
It's no wonder Scott Skiles was fired on Christmas Eve.
After one of the most interesting and captivating offseasons in league history, every NBA player and fan will be fired up for the regular season to get underway.
However, several teams have tough schedules and are sure to be disappointed with their first few weeks of play.
Is your favorite going to be one to start off sluggish?