The 10 Most Surprising NBA Players This Season

January 29th, 2016 by Matt Jennings Leave a reply »
The NBA season has been full of surprises, both good and bad.

The best surprises are when players vastly exceed expectations. The most disappointing ones come when players with high potential underperform.

There are plenty of candidates for most surprising players of the NBA season thus far. So let’s take a look at who has surprised people the most, either positively or negatively.

For this list, how surprising a player’s season has been is judged relative to preseason expectations. If a player was injured and he comes back strong despite people expecting his production to drop, that moves him up the list.

Likewise, people may have thought a player was going to take the next step in his development, but he hasn’t done that. That also counts as a surprise, though admittedly not as fun.

Now, here are the 10 most surprising players of the NBA season, along with a few honorable mentions.


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