The first couple months of the 2012-13 NBA season have been wildly entertaining, and there are a few key takeaways that put the campaign in perspective.
Through 30-plus games, we've been able to get a good look at what each team is made of.
Some teams, like the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, have been pleasantly surprising. What can we learn from them that makes them tick?
What about the underachievers; why exactly aren't they up to the task?
Each NBA season has different storylines, and the 2012-13 edition has some tasty ones to chew on.