The updated rankings of the top five NBA players at every position are a measure of productivity this season. This is not a ranking of who has the most talent at each position, nor is it a projection of who will have the best season by year's end.
While not including players like Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and Andrew Bynum—superstars who are inactive at the moment—this list is ranking each position in terms of who is playing the best right now.
Generally speaking, the point guard position is the deepest in the NBA. Despite an All-Star season, Jrue Holiday, for example, was not included in the top five. Meanwhile, the center position is currently the league's shallowest.
While not grading out as high in terms of depth from top-to-bottom, the three players with the best chance of winning the league MVP this season are all small forwards.
Team wins also played a role in assembling these ranking. However, a greater emphasis was placed on individual production.
*All stats as of Monday, February 4.