10 lessons from opening month of 2018-19 NBA season

11A new campaign has brought fresh observations.

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One month into the 2018-19 NBA season, it’s too early to make grand proclamations. Noticeable trends make for important lessons, however.

Preseason expectations are a thing of the past, since teams and players are soaring past them or already falling well short. There are breakouts, slumps and visibly drastic changes compared to last season all around the league.

Yes, it’s early, but a new campaign has brought fresh observations.¬†Each of the topics covered are worth monitoring as the season progresses. Whether these teams or players sustain the good or correct the bad will shape their performance.

Here’s what we’ve learned from opening month.