The three highest rated players in NBA 2K are all at the small forward position: James (97), Durant (96) and Leonard (95).
Paul George and Giannis Antetokounmpo are also both inside the top 10 players overall, both with 91 ratings. The top 10 small forwards finished with Gordon Hayward (88), Andrew Wiggins (86), Carmelo Anthony (84), Harrison Barnes (81) and Danilo Gallinari (81).
James being a point above Durant may come as a bit of a surprise after the performance Durant put on in last year’s NBA Finals, leading his Warriors to a 4-1 series victory over James’ Cavaliers.
The Lakers have a young talented small forward in Brandon Ingram, although he did disappoint a bit in his rookie season so it comes as no surprise that he didn’t crack the top 10.
Ingram was impressive in his lone Summer League game in Las Vegas this year though, scoring 26 points and demonstrating his improvements on the offensive side of the ball, so the Lakers will be expecting big things from the second-year forward this season.
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