The 2012-13 NBA season has already yielded an impressive crop of emerging young players.
Every talent on this list has the potential to be an All-Star one day. For several, that day might come sooner than anyone expected.
Some have taken advantage of new sceneries and injuries to teammates to step up their games, while others have improved entirely on their own behalf.
Between bigger workloads and incredible displays of efficiency, these young guns have pushed their way into the discussion of the most productive players in the league.
Let's break down the burgeoning NBA talent, starting with the less impactful surprises and working our way to the most impactful ones.
*Note: All stats accurate as of Dec. 10, 2012.