While many players in the NBA simply go through the motions during training camp, there are always a few standouts each year who cause fans to sit up and take notice.
Whether it's a rookie eager to make a mark in the league or a veteran who rededicated himself to his craft in the offseason, there are those who distance themselves from their peers in the never-ending quest to earn more playing time.
Players who were once destined for the NBA's Developmental League are now vital members of their team's roster. Underdogs who were afterthoughts on draft night will no longer be relegated to the end of the bench. And even though coaching staffs around the league are now tasked with trying to work these emerging young talents into their respective rotations, all of them would agree that it's a good problem to have.