10 Most Surprising Players of the 2012-13 NBA Season

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10 Most Surprising Players of the 2012-13 NBA Season
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J.R. Smith has been a vital part of the Knicks' success this season.

The 2012-13 season has been a breakout campaign for 10 surprisingly productive NBA players.

None of these guys was playing nearly as well at then end of last season. Through a mix of newfound opportunities and outstanding efficiency, they've risen to the occasion and delivered some of the most impressive play of the season.

Regardless of whether these players are contributing to contenders or languishing in the NBA cellar, they deserve to be celebrated for their individual accomplishments.

Let's rank the NBA's biggest surprises, working our way up to the most shocking performer of the season so far.


All stats accurate as of Jan. 1, 2013.

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