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Three early surprises from week one of the NBA season

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Brooklyn aren't that bad

With the improvement of the New York Knicks and, to some extent the Philadelphia 76ers, it was expected that the Brooklyn Nets may be propping up the Eastern Conference come the end of the season. 

Now it's too early to say those predictions are wrong, but the Nets have certainly been much more competitive than many believed they would be.

There was a huge roster overturn at the Barclays Center. The front office and head coach were happier with their 15 than last season, but they seemed to be weaker. 

The Nets are still 1-2 but have suffered two close away defeats to the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, while also defending their home court against an Indiana Pacers team tipped to be in the top four of the East.

Chicago's spacing problem isn't so big

The Bulls are far from perfect, but they have started the season 2-0 with Dwyane Wade making good on his promise to shoot more threes. 

Space was seen as a huge issue for the organisation this season as Wade, Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler are all players who prefer to drive to the basket over shooting threes. 

Wins over the Celtics - where Wade dropped four threes - and the Pacers have got Chi-Town fans looking positively towards the future. Only time will tell if it can continue.

Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

The Kings are above .500

Following the Cleveland Indians' recent appearance in the World Series, the Sacramento Kings are now the franchise in all of America's four major sports who have gone the longest without a finals appearance.

That run shows no sign of ending, but life under Dave Joerger has started well for the Pacific Division organisation. 

DeMarcus Cousins has been his usual dominant self, but has had backup from his teammates with the Kings currently sitting on a 2-1 record. A road win over Phoenix and home victory over the Timberwolves show what Sac are capable of. With DeMarcus in their team, anything is possible.

San Antonio Spurs v Sacramento Kings

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