Top 5 NBA Players at Every Position So Far

December 3rd, 2015 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »
Forget everything you've learned about the NBA in previous seasons. Toss the accumulated knowledge away and wipe the archives as best you can. 

From this point forward, what's happened in 2015-16 is all that matters. Reputations are utterly irrelevant, whether we're talking about a player who was nothing more than mediocre last year or someone who was previously an MVP candidate. They're all starting with blank slates, ones filled with notes pertaining only to what's happened during the last five weeks. 

Despite the fact that we're still just a fraction of the way into the current campaign, the cream has already risen to the top at each of the five traditional positions. There are a few exceptions, of course, but evaluating players without using anything more than the results from the 2015-16 season provides results quite similar to what you might expect if you didn't erase all memories of previous years. 

We're looking at per-game stats, advanced metrics, on/off splits, impact on teammates, intangibles and everything else that makes a basketball player great. Some stand out in every single category, while others are so good at one ...

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