With a quarter of the season already completed, we are starting to get a feel for the identity of most teams.
There is still plenty of basketball left to play with plenty of questions about many teams, but if you were wondering if the Toronto Raptors or the Cleveland Cavaliers could potentially make the playoffs before the start of this season, those thoughts are probably no longer there, given the struggles of those respective teams.
Although there is a general picture painted of what we can expect for the remainder of the season, a bunch of teams still remain enigmatic because of who they are missing. The following critical players have missed all of or most of this season: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Andrew Bynum, Eric Gordon and John Wall.
Until these players return for the teams they play for, it’s mostly difficult to get a read on how good or bad their teams will be this season. Luckily, there is positive news for the status of most of them, found below: