There isn't a faster team around than Cincinnati, but it is running on a treadmill. Last season Oscar Robertson was again one of the NBA's superstars, the club finished second in the Western Division and it lost 518,198 at the gate. This season it failed to sign top draft choice Jerry Lucas, brought in no apparent help for its starters and can hardly hope to be better than last year. Robertson led the league last season in assists, was third in scoring and led his team in rebounding. Coach Charley Wolf can obviously ask no more from Oscar. Jack Twyman, the hot shooting forward who was bothered by injury and illness, may improve his 22.9 average slightly. Wayne Embry is learning to throw his 250 pounds around at center, and Arlen Bockhorn seems to be shooting better. But these are small pluses, compared to what 6-foot-8 Bob Boozer must learn to contribute at the other forward, where he is still having trouble blocking out under the backboards. His lack of aggressiveness got him fined $50 during the playoffs last year and Wolf is hoping the lesson has been remembered, but Boozer may never learn to use his height. Rebounding was so bad last year that Robertson had to be moved to forward on defense in some games, where he took a severe physical pounding. Cincinnati's best rookie, 6-foot-8 Bud Olsen, may help the defense, but the Royals will have to win with their running, or else not win at all.