Last year we experienced major improvements from Larry Sanders, Paul George, Nikola Vucevic and so many other players. But, at the same time, a number of prominent players started to significantly decline.
That's not a phenomenon isolated to the 2012-13 NBA season.
Each and every year, some players rise, while others fall. It's a natural cycle in professional basketball, and the 2013-14 season won't be an exception to the rule.
So, who will be the biggest risers and fallers this year?
It's worth noting that players who have already broken out won't be included here. I'm talking about Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler in particular, as each of those two players truly emerged during the 2013 postseason and became near-household names.
Here's to hoping your favorite team only has to deal with risers.