Originally written on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The NBA season is almost a month old, so time to take stock at what surprises the League has cooked up in the early going. The Brooklyn Nets Are 9-4It's not the Nets record that is a surprise - it's the fact that they are winning despite so many underperforming players.  Stars Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are both shooting 39% from the field.  Brook Lopez remains one of the worst rebounding centers in the league (although he's been exemplary in other facets of the game this year).  Gerald Wallace is having his worst season in almost a decade.  That's four starters and over $50 million in salary underperforming.  Yet the Nets keep winning.  Luck, or is it something more?The Bucks Are In First PlaceMilwaukee is off to a 7-5 start and sit atop the Central Division.  This despite the backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis gunning away at a 41% success rate and Ersan Ilyasova stinking up the joint.Roy Hibbert's RegressionWho saw this coming?  Roy ...
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