Winners and Losers from Week 1 of NBA Training Camps

October 9th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Most NBA teams have had relatively uneventful training camps thus far, and that's a good thing.

Veteran clubs like the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs have quietly gotten to work, perfectly happy to stay out of the headlines. If we're being entirely honest, they're the real winners in all this—there's just not much to report at the moment. No news is good news for organizations that have developed a winning formula.

The newsmakers, however, fall into two distinct categories: those who are winning and those who are still trying. In that respect (and that respect alone), training camps are a microcosm for the regular season. Though it's the finish that counts, how a team starts has a lot to do with that finish.

With preseason games underway, we'll seen wins and losses—albeit entirely meaningless ones. The real winning and losing is happening on the practice courts, at the bargaining tables and in the ultimate court of public opinion.

Here's a look at the winners and losers from the first week of training camp.

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