Surprising Studs Who Emerged from 2016-17 NBA Preseason

October 21st, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Admit it: Even in your wildest, most optimistic, anything-is-possible-during-the-NBA-preseason dreams, you didn't see these performances coming.

We expect to be surprised when superstars and starters are ceding touches and minutes to prospects, projects and roster hopefuls. Many of us welcome it, no matter how many caveats are attached to exhibition efforts.

Temporary hardwood detonations, after all, are still fun. 

But certain players soar up their teams' pecking orders more demonstrably, playing their way into roles for which they weren't originally slotted. They have exceeded expectations in decisive fashion and, in the end, should earn regular spots in the rotation because of it.

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