With a good portion of the season in the books, a few trends have begun to emerge in the NBA. Most of the big-name stars are putting up their usual numbers, but a handful of other players have been somewhat disappointing through the first several weeks.
An increase in playing time hasn't necessarily led to better stats for some of the league's emerging talents, and a number of established veterans have had trouble shooting the basketball so far this year. Like water, these players will eventually find their level, but their respective teams hope that the return to the norm occurs as soon as possible. If it doesn't, the NBA's playoff picture could look a lot different from what people imagined before the start of the season.
(Note: Statistics are accurate as of Nov. 20)