Does anyone else feel like the league, as a whole, is just a little bit crummier this season than last season? Maybe it is just the top teams that are slacking off. I haven't crunched the numbers, not sure if I am going to(there's a lot to crunch) but, off the top of my head, there is no team that looks all that deadly right now, and no team that is really coasting. Additionally, offensive and defensive rankings on the top teams are all considerably lower than they were last year. Remember last season the Lakers held the #1 spot for offensive rankings, almost the entire season while Cleveland and Boston traded off the #1 defense ranking. This season, all the top teams have hovered in the 3-8 range of defense and the 6-12 range of offense. Yet, they're still top teams.
We haven't been seeing many memorable games with big blow-out accomplishments from individual players or from team efforts(there have been some, don't get me wrong) when last year it seemed like, for us at least, they'd happen at least once a week.
All together, This season just *feels* like a wild-card to me, lately. As though, collectively, everyone in the league is just a little tired, and a little bit overworked.
Probably just imagining things....