It's been a rough first six weeks for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Just in case you haven't been paying attention: The defense has been subpar, the offense has been nonexistent and the team's best individual players just don't fit together on the floor.
The bright side? Save for the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, the Eastern Conference is playing historically bad basketball right now. At 6-12, the Cavaliers are just 1.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Charlotte Bobcats (8-11).
Still, with just over one-fifth of the regular season in the books, you'd be hard-pressed to look at this team and know for sure what you're getting on a night-to-night basis.
None of this is anyone's particular fault—player or personnel—but the team-wide struggles do make the task of ranking the Cavs players based on performance alone a difficult one. Context matters.
With this in mind, I offer you the first installment of the 2013-14 season's Cleveland Cavaliers Power Rankings.
Unless otherwise noted, all stats provided by Basketball-Reference and current through Thursday, Dec. 5.