With the All-Star Game and the trade deadline around the corner, it's appraisal time in the NBA.
Front offices and fan bases alike are taking inventory of the league, taking stock of the players' and teams' strengths and weaknesses, trying to get a grip on where improvements need to be made. But, as happens in most walks of life, reputations lag behind reality. Conventional wisdom often might not prove to be wisdom at all.
Where's the disconnect? Here are eight surprising statistics that buck the conventional wisdom.