The best part about the first month of the NBA season is seeing which players come out of nowhere to become key factors in their team's performance. These players vary in experience, from rookies fresh out college to veterans who have just taken an extra year or so to get the playing time they need to perform well. In a short amount of time, these men go from being no-names to the talk of the league.
Just why people talk about said players also varies. They could be hot scorers, star defenders or just plain fun to watch. For example, Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker surely planted a seed for a large NBA fanbase after some fine play during his college days at the University of Connecticut, and his performance this year is reminding everyone just why they fell in love with him.
The same can be said for Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, who left Morehead State as the NCAA's all-time leading rebounder.
No matter how you look at it, a great number of young players are starting to establish themselves among the NBA's elite, and everyone is starting to take notice.