The great thing about sports is the unpredictability. Every year, there are players and teams who disappoint, overachieve, underachieve, crumble and teams who grow and mature over time.
The biggest surprise to me was Gilbert Arenas' stupidity. It's not even worth putting him up there.
When thinking of this season's other surprises I think of Kevin Garnett's body finally breaking down after years of him being a model of durability. I think of Stephon Marbury signing to play in the Chinese basketball league today, a year after making 22 million for nothing. Blake Griffin injuring himself after throwing down a power dunk. Greg Oden and Michael Redd breaking down, AGAIN.
Things happen over the course of an 82-game season. As we approach mid-season, these are the top 10 surprises in the league. At the year's end, some may not be there, as problems might arise or might be corrected. That's the beauty of it, we won't know until the end. Lets see who gets it right and who screws it up.