So what was most surprising about this past regular season? For better or for worse?
For me, I was surprised to see Dallas do as well as they did. I though the roster was decent, but I thought the signing of Monta Ellis would make them inefficient. I guess Ellis just looked bad alongside Jennings, as Josh Smith does now. And Dirk didn't slow down at all. I was expecting a dip in his level of play.
The Knicks, I didn't expect to be contenders, but neither did I expect them to be this far down in the standings. I figured they would have been a 4th seed at least.
The Raptors surprised me as well. It goes to show that addition through subtraction (Bargnani) can really improve a team.
And I think the Suns and the Trailblazers deserve a mention here.
What free agent dramatically over or under achieved? What player, or team surprised you most, either by excelling, and dropping off the face of the earth?