So far during the 2012-13 NBA season, injuries have been a factor, as has the ability of some teams to figure out how their new pieces will work together.
Those who have done that already have seen their stock soar. Those who haven't have seen it plummet.
Through Sunday's games, there are 13 NBA teams who are under .500, two that are directly at the break even point and the rest are playing various degrees of above-average basketball.
At the quarter-turn, stocks are moving up and down for teams all over the league as we head toward the All-Star break.