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In an NBA season where new teams like Boston, New Orleans, Orlando, LA Lakers, Portland and Washington have made a lot of noise, several teams who were expected to be excellent have failed to meet expectations. Teams like Utah, San Antonio and New Jersey are underachieving, teams like Detroit, Phoenix and Dallas are right where everyone thought they'd be. But who has been the biggest embaressment according to the odds when the season began?

Miami was noticeably deteriorating in the playoffs last year against the Bulls and offseason roster changes and lagging injuries have simply made a bad situation worse. Maybe the Heat weren't expected to be in the running for the #1 pick in the draft, but I sincerely doubt anyone expected them to get out of the first round. The Bulls on the other hand were supposed to be contenders for the eastern conference, even if they would have been underdogs to Boston or Detroit. Chicago has been the more unexpected and inexcusable disappointment. Scott Skiles took the fall for miserable management decisions by John Paxson. Riley is plenty culpable for the Heat's failures, but the Bulls deserved to be mocked more.

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