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Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the 2021-22 NBA Season

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An early-April compilation of the year's major shocks and disappointments in 2021-22 is the ideal method to demonstrate how lousy we're all at forecasting. Beard

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Surprise

Ja Morant's Ascent

There were a few starry-eyed Memphis Grizzlies fans who projected Ja Morant's rise to fringe-MVP status in his third season, but those of us attempting to remain impartial didn't see it coming.

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Disappointment

The Los Angeles Lakers' Total Collapse

LeBron James' 37th season was historically fruitful, adding to his ever-growing GOAT resume. The Lakers were eliminated from the play-in competition, thus it was all for naught.

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SURPRISE

DeMar DeRozan's Year in Sports

DeMar DeRozan's accomplishments this year seemed unachievable simply because of his age. assuming the athlete is lucky.

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DISAPPOINTMENT

The New York Knicks' Defensive Problems

In 2020-21, the Knicks were second in the NBA in that category, and they were a solid eighth this season.

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SURPRISE

 Experiment BY  Robert Williams III

The Celtics essentially elected to make that odd adjustment their standard defence.After Jan. 15, the first time Williams played the rover role, no one came close to Boston's stinginess.

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DISAPPOINTMENT

The Warriors' Best Player Has Barely Played

The Warriors might lose to whomever they encounter if Curry isn't fit and able to return for the first round. 

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DISAPPOINTMENT

The Warriors' Best Player Has Barely Played

An early-April compilation of the year's major shocks and disappointments in 2021-22 is the ideal method to demonstrate how lousy we're all at forecasting.

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SURPRISE

The Exceptionally Good Draft Class of 2021

The NBA draught class of 2021 was largely predicted to be better than the one from 2020, but that didn't mean much. Cade Cunningham was an obvious first-round pick

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SURPRISE

The Exceptionally Good Draft Class of 2021

,but his superstar potential was questioned, making him the unusual anticipated (and real) No. 1 pick whose main selling point was his floor rather than his ceiling.

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