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Predicting the Biggest Surprises of the 2012-13 NBA Season
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Technically speaking, trying to figure out who or what will surprise the NBA in any given season defeats the purpose of having surprises. After all, what makes a surprise a surprise is that it comes out of nowhere, without anyone really expecting it.

And yes, I'm fully aware of just how often I've used the word "surprise" so far.

That's not to say that doing so is necessarily a futile endeavor. It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict which players and teams will exceed expectations, assuming they're currently registering blips on the basketball radar at all.

With that in mind, let's dabble in clairvoyance and see if we can pin down those who will make (some) headlines during the 2012-13 season.

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