Stephen Curry refuses to slow down.
Rebounding nicely from an inexplicable loss to the Detroit Pistons by thrashing both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls on the road, he and the Golden State Warriors are just keeping up their torrid pace. Yes, the comparisons to a certain team from the 1995-96 NBA season will continue coming—and for good reason.
But other teams also boast superstars. The Association is brimming over with notable players in the midst of exemplary seasons, and a few more are fighting to earn status as household names.
Based on on-court performance and a bit of history, this is how the best of the best currently stack up. There won't be any legacy awards handed out here, but we will be using past output to determine how sustainable some of these first-half exploits should be.
Open your minds. Defense matters in these rankings, and not all of the results will fit in with the conventional wisdom of the masses.
Injured Players: Eric Bledsoe, Derrick Favors and Blake Griffin