The Timberwolves have plenty of talent but have failed to construct a competent defense.
Jimmy Butler had one of the worst rookie seasons of any star in the league, but he isn't the only star that started off slowly.
After three straight losses for the Knicks, it's clear that improving with this roster is a work in progress.
The Washington Wizards have leveraged improved depth and ball movement to sit atop the Eastern Conference at 3-0.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Bucks' MVP and looks primed to be in the actual MVP race this season.
Patrick Beverley set the tone for the L.A. Clippers with his aggressive defense in their season opener.
If LeBron continues at this rate, it's only a matter of time before he surpasses Kobe, Karl and Kareem.
The potential frontcourt pairing of Frank Kaminsky and Dwight Howard should make for an exciting season in Charlotte.
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal says his team is "more than ready" for the start of the NBA season.
Some key injuries may force Charlotte's rookies into becoming effective role players earlier than expected, writes James Blancarte.
After a promising finish to his rookie season, the stage is set for Skal Labissiere to break out in year two.
The Hawks may not have star power, but they still believe they can achieve success.
Kyle Kuzma is showing that Lonzo Ball isn't the only exciting rooking playing in purple and gold, write James Blancarte.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Nuggets, but there are some outstanding questions and issues as well.
After an extra year overseas, Guerschon Yabusele can be one of Boston's most important role players.