I won't quote some famous philosopher like Aaron Rodgers, but believe me when I tell you that the first two weeks of the regular season don't mean much.
Full-fledged opinions about teams shouldn't be formed until December at the earliest. Clubs have played about eight percent of their regular-season games. That means we're not even to the appetizer course yet; we're still on the bread.
So, for now, enjoy DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings' stunning start. Get your laughs in while LeBron James and the Cavaliers try to find their way. Entertain the idea of the Bucks in the playoffs. And wonder, just like you do every season, if this is the year the Spurs finally fall off.
This week, the Knicks run into a familiar foe named reality and drop 13 spots. The Raptors catapult into the top five after their perfect week, and the Warriors remain on top despite suffering their first blemish.
(All stats and records are through Nov. 9.)