Player rankings: Which stars matter most in races for No. 8?

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets play Tuesday in a game with massive playoff implications.

Will Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic or CJ McCollum be the biggest difference-maker as their teams chase the postseason in the West? What about the stars on the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in their race for No. 8 (or better) out East?

Let's take a look in our latest round of weekly and season-long NBA player rankings.