The NBA is similar to the stock exchange in many ways. Although maintaining team chemistry is always important, each player goes through his own individual trends over the course of a season.
Now that the NBA regular season has been in full swing for over a month, there are some very clear trends as to which players are excelling or struggling so far.
With a 7-12 record and the 13th seed in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns have failed to meet expectations so far this season. However, not everything has gone wrong. While some players aren't performing as well as expected, there are plenty of bright spots in the roster to give Suns fans hope.
Keep in mind, not every player on the roster will be included in this list because some players have been doing just as expected. Only players who are either definitely rising or falling appear here.
With that said, here's a look at which Suns are rising or falling after the first month of the season.
Stats included in the article are accurate as of Dec. 5th, 2012.