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Which teams should be concerned about slow starts?

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Mostly, it’s about confidence. How a team starts in the first two weeks of a season isn’t going to dramatically change its playoff fortunes. At least that's not likely. Four games down just means there are 78 games remaining to figure it out. That’s a lot of time.

But doubts can seep into the subconscious of a team that starts slow.