The opening to the 2012-13 NBA season has been littered with shocking statistical phenomenons.
A bunch of players have posted eye-catching individual game totals. This early in the season it is easy to get carried away with assumptions. One player is in a funk, but it won't last long. Another may be lighting up poor defenses, but once the elite come to town, he'll fade.
These ten players fit in that first category. Some of their early-season stat lines require a double-take. However, unlike the vast majority of players posting gaudy totals right now, these ten are unlikely to have their volume turned down.
Some may come as no surprise, while others are newcomers to this level of production. Consistency is key to an 82-game season. Whether this production keeps up or not could make or break some organizations. Their responsibility is to keep an even keel throughout the season, and if this is that keel, then lookout stat books.
As you might say; These starts are here to stay.