While you'll find most NBA action during the regular season and playoffs, the offseason is just as important for players hoping to address and improve upon various parts of their game. Or, conversely, they can take advantage of the time off to relax, hit the beach and bathe in their growing wealth.
This season, we've already seen the effects of either end of the work-ethic spectrum, as some players have been quite impressive, while others are seemingly still on vacation. Meanwhile, new roles, injuries and other changing circumstances have also led to unexpected performances.
Here are the 10 players who have thus far put up the most surprising stat lines—for better or for worse.
All stats accurate as of November 15, 2012.