NBA Preseason Games That Will Have Huge Early Season Impacts

October 9th, 2012 by David Webber Leave a reply »
Is it presumptuous to assess a meaningless preseason game's overarching impact on the start of the season?


But in the NBA, preseason games can offer a team an idea of its own identity. Preseason games can tell a team whether or not they'll be as good as people think. And they provide teams with new ideas and strategies in regards to how to game plan for future matchups.

Three games stand out in particular. It doesn't matter who wins and who loses games, but they provide important insight as to how well the stars play and how the new faces adjust to their surroundings.

Plus, it's never too early to get some bad blood out of the way.


Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

This game would be plenty intriguing even if there weren't loads of new players on both sides. The fact that the Celtics and Sixers went seven games in the playoffs last year is enough to create an intense environment in this preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center.

Of more importance than the rivalry is the injection of new stars into the mix. Andrew Bynum migrated from the West Coast to join Philly, giving ...

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