Diamonds in the rough are tough to unearth, but they do exist. Even in the NBA.
While a majority of our time is spent critiquing, following and, in some cases, worshiping the Association's star athletes, we cannot always allow the relatively unknown and the afterthoughts to remain, well, afterthoughts.
As October winds down and the 2012-13 regular season approaches, rosters are not only solidified, but rotations are shored up; this is the time when teams begin to set their blueprint in stone.
And when that opening whistle finally blows, there will be a handful of players who went into training camp with little-to-no expectations and come out the other side an integral part of that very blueprint.