You know how I can tell the 2013-14 NBA season has just about reached the quarter mark?
It's not the date on the calendar, though this milestone of the annual campaign usually falls right around early December. Nor is it the number of games that each team has played, though, I admit, that's actually the smartest and easiest way to figure it out.
(That kind of kills my more dramatic point, actually...but I'll share it anyway.)
Rather, it's from the chill outside my window, the falling of the leaves, the turning of the seasons.
Yeah, I know. We don't have seasons in Los Angeles. People in many other parts of the country would still be walking around in shorts and flip flops in the 50-degree temperatures and light showers that pass for "weather" in this part of the world.
I'll take the sunny skies and mild temperatures any day of the week. But, on this day of the week, I'll first take a stroll through the NBA to see how the power rankings are shaping up these days.
The last edition of November featured more than a minor shakeup of the league's totem pole. There are a few significant changes in store for the final month of the year, as well.
But don't take my work for it. Just click on through to find out!