In a lot of ways, NBA players can be viewed the same way one looks at the stock market. There are rising stocks, falling stocks and stocks that you wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.
And while in a lot of ways it is too early to judge someone after just a month, you can certainly notice trends that are forming early on in this year's season.
Some players have been pleasant surprises, making the most of their opportunities and contributing to the team. Other players have floundered and are certainly making a case to be replaced.
The Detroit Pistons are still quite a ways from winning a championship, let alone making the playoffs. But things are not all bad in Detroit.
Here is the early season edition of Pistons stock watch.