The Los Angeles Lakers have been rising up the Western Conference standings, finally asserting themselves as a legitimate playoff team during the 2012-13 season. What does this mean for their best players, though?
Kobe Bryant has been terrific all season, and Dwight Howard is playing his way back toward the level he reached with the Orlando Magic, so how high do they find themselves in the updated NBA superstar rankings?
Better yet, how far can they rise before the 82-game season comes to a close?
Of course, players who don't wear purple and gold comprise these rankings as well. Did your favorite player make this edition? And if he was already there, how far did he rise or fall?
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current through Sunday, March 10.