When it comes to the NBA, a lot can change in two months.
Since the last edition of the positional player rankings, many notable names have returned from extended absences and regained their lofty spots. Of course, some players have come back from injuries and failed to resume their previous levels of dominance.
That's why it's important to remember the thrust of these rankings.
Only this season matters, and recent play has a big impact on the intentionally reactive decisions. A player who dominated during the last week but was only good throughout the rest of the season trumps a player who dominated during the opening week of the year and was only good throughout the rest of the season.
They may have equivalently excellent seasons, but again, recent play matters more.
Amazingly enough, the exploits of superstars throughout late January, all of February and early March have resulted in constant shifting in the rankings. Not one player who earned top positioning last go-round remained in that spot this time.
There are new top dogs across the board.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of March 11.