NBA player rankings: Embiid, Simmons challenging NBA's best

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images

Who were the best of the best in Week 5 of the NBA season?

Every week, we'll rank the top 10 players from the previous week using game score as our starting point.

Created by former ESPN.com stats guru and current Grizzlies VP of basketball operations John Hollinger, game score measures a player's productivity for a single outing based on weighting of various box score statistics (for a more complete explanation, check out Week 1).

Now, on to the rankings.

Note: These rankings run through the games on Sunday, Nov. 19.