LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
It's quite impressive that LaMarcus Aldridge continues to stand out against the talented backdrop of elite starters for the Portland Trail Blazers.
As good as Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard, J.J. Hickson and Wesley Matthews have been in Rip City, it's the power forward that has continued to emerge as the team's top contributor.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
As Stephen Curry continues to stay healthy, he continues to rack up the offensive numbers and highlights. He's more than just a sharpshooter, and his creativity helps out both himself and his teammates on the surging Dubs.
Al Horford, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks
Al Horford barely edges out Josh Smith as the Atlanta Hawks' top player as he continues to be a steady, reliable source of production on both ends of the court for the Eastern Conference's most surprising contender.
Al Jefferson, PF/C, Utah Jazz
Underrated because he doesn't often get the chance to play on national television, Al Jefferson isn't going unnoticed here for his incessant knocking on the door of 20-and-10 performances. Apparently being named Al is beneficial if you're trying to make the player power rankings.
Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Bobcats
Narrowly edging out Jrue Holiday for the final spot among the honorable mentions—and note that Walker is listed last here due to alphabetical order, not a ranking within this section—Kemba Walker continues to put together a fearsome Most Improved Player campaign.