NBA Podcast: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the NBA Season so Far

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorNovember 20, 2013

The Portland Trail Blazers have opened our eyes while the Brooklyn Nets have made us look away.
The Portland Trail Blazers have opened our eyes while the Brooklyn Nets have made us look away.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Expectations were made to be broken. 

Whether by exceeding them or falling far short, NBA players and teams are already taking what we thought we knew in preseason and turning it on its head.

Once again, there are those that the "experts" and fans wrote off as destined for failure. Some of them have not only turned out to be legit, but have proven the doomsdayers and naysayers foolish.

As always, there were also plenty of preseason paper champions and "sure thing" breakout candidates. As they sputter in the early goings, we're left to wonder what we all fell in love with in the first place.

National NBA Featured Columnist Grant Hughes joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes on the latest edition of Basketball by Association.

(If the embedded player fails to load, you can find the full episode here.)

As we reset our expectations, digesting the latest surprises and disappointments, we want to know what you think! Who has opened your eyes and blown your mind so far this year? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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