Pinpointing the Ceiling of NBA's Biggest Early-Season Surprises

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Pinpointing the Ceiling of NBA's Biggest Early-Season Surprises
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About-face, kids, there's no one popping out of a confetti-filled cake behind you. And no, there isn't any actual cake being served either. Sorry.

We're here to talk NBA surprises, the early-season studs that have everyone buzzing and, in some cases, their teams winning.

Though we're still suffering through a time when trolls can scream "that's too small a sample size," we are getting somewhere. More than enough games are in the book for us to glean insight into which unpredictable performances are worth discussing.

I'm not referencing efficient versions of Monta Ellis; I'm talking about young studs setting the world on fire and making other general managers jealous.

They weren't necessarily duds, but they weren't supposed to play this sexy.

And they'll make you forget I didn't come bearing cake.


*All stats compiled from Basketball-Reference and are accurate as of Nov. 13 unless otherwise noted.

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