The NBA season might be less than one eighth old for the majority of franchises but already there are a number of assumptions that can be made with relative certainty.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will continue to be scrutinized to within an inch of their lives. The Miami Heat rebuild motif will continue to rumble along until the playoffs. Kobe Bryant will continue to shoot at all costs as his supporting cast in Los Angeles struggle to keep up.
And the Philadelphia 76ers will continue to be the worst team in the NBA by some margin.
Never in doubt
This final hypothesis was a nailed on certainty even before the 2014-15 season began but that hasn't stopped a mother of one of the Sixers roster slamming the franchise for its lack of ambition this campaign.
Shawn McDaniels, the mother of rookie small forward K.J. McDaniels, took to Twitter to vent her frustration at the situation her son has found himself in this season - ensuring an awkward locker room situation for McDaniels in the process.
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Two accounts which appear to both be run by McDaniels' mother sent a number of tweets that won't go down well with the Sixers hierarchy...
The Philadelphia 76ers certainly aren't in a hurry to win many games this season, but while plotting for a lottery pick in November might not go down well with fans (or family) there does at least seem to be a plan in place rather than a "screwed up program" that Mrs. McDaniels alleges.
They are hardly the first team in NBA history to attempt a long term rebuild.
And judging by another couple of tweets which have since been deleted, but caught on screenshots by Jim Adair of Crossing Broad, she isn't letting up on the Philly franchise - claiming that the team is "fu****g over my son."
The Philadelphia 76ers are in full tank mode there is no doubt about it (no matter what MCW tries to tell everyone), and it is frustrating to watch on and see a professional sports team offer so little in opposition to constant defeats.
0-11 for the season K.J. McDaniels has actually been one of the few bright sparks this campaign. The man out of Clemson has impressed fans with some high octane displays and big shots.
But having only negotiated a one year deal after issues with the original contract on offer, McDaniels has the opportunity to walk away from the team as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
Judging by his mother's comments at least, that is starting to look like a real possibility.