Several NBA franchises have enjoyed impressive starts to the 2012-13 campaign, surpassing the projections and expectations of preseason prognosticators.
The development of returning role players is often a key ingredient to a team's upward march. Contributions from the supporting cast fuel overachieving organizations.
Sometimes it's simply the stars. We underestimate their potential to take over games and will their club to victory.
The biggest variable is the newcomers, especially the rookies. Their ability to step in and excel can take a squad to new heights.
Which teams are completely exceeding expectations so far in 2012-13?