At this point in the 2013-14 NBA season, we've consumed enough basketball that we're starting to draw some serious conclusions. So before we do what everyone does at Thanksgiving dinner and loosen up the belt to cram in a little more, it's time to take a look at how the best players at each position stack up.
Now before you continue, it's important that you note these are intentionally reactive rankings.
Take Kobe Bryant, for example. You won't even find him in the honorable mentions at shooting guard because these are the top five players heading into the end of November. In a vacuum, he's part of the trinity of shooting guards, but he won't be present here.
What exactly has he done to gain entry?
That cuts both ways, as breakouts have to be sustained in order to be viewed as legitimate.
Basically, recent action matters a lot, and past performances are taken into account as well.
So, did your favorite player make the cut? Did he rise or fall from the last set of rankings, posted during mid-November action?
Read on and find out.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from ESPN.com and are current as of Nov. 26.