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Jimmy Butler is playing major minutes for the Bulls and is contributing in multiple categories. He's averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 45 minutes over his last five games and is the #6 small forward on this week's meter.
Carmelo Anthony has been an unstoppable force for the Knicks. He's averaging 37.4 points on 56% shooting from the field over his last five games and is the top ranked small forward on this week's meter.
John Wall is finally healthy and has been a one-man show for the Washington Wizards. He's averaging 27.6 points, 8.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals over his last five games and is the top ranked point guard on this week's meter.
Spencer Hawes has been dominating the paint for the Sixers. He's averaging 15.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.4 blocks over his last five games and is the top ranked center on this week's meter, topping Dwight Howard (pictured) among others.
With averages of 21.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in eight games this month - and five games on tap for the Trail Blazers this week - Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge tops the list of power forwards this week.
LeBron James is getting all of the attention but Dwyane Wade is stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He's averaging 27.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games and is the top ranked shooting guard.
Jarrett Jack is thriving in the Warrior's small-ball system and is making a late push for sixth man of the year. He's averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.3 threes over his last four games is the #5 point guard on this week's meter.