The 2012-13 season has had one of the most surprising starts in recent NBA history. Squads like the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors have exceeded all expectations, while players like James Harden, Tim Duncan and Carmelo Anthony have stunned fans with their extremely high levels of play in the early goings.
However, for every pleasant surprise there has been an unpleasant surprise somewhere to be found. Teams like the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers have struggled early, and a number of players who had high expectations headed into the campaign have not been able to perform to the best of their abilities.
The season is still young and there is plenty of time to turn things around, but the NBA can truly be a "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately?" league, and these eight players have not been making very strong cases for seeing quality minutes or even staying with their current teams.
Here are eight disappointing players who are starting to see the negative consequences of their poor play in the 2012-13 season.