NBA Best Small Forward (2019-20)
During the NBA truce, so far, we are subdividing the top 10 players in each position in the 2019-20 season, and today, The best small forward in the NBA.
If you missed the first two issues (ranking the league’s best point guard and shooting guard respectively), you can read here:
10. BOJAN BOGDANOVIC
20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 44.7% FG, 41.4% 3P
Bojan Bogdanovic was extremely hot at the start of the season, hitting 45.6% in the first 180 attempts outside the three-point line, but he still maintained a speed of more than 40% .
Although Bogdanovic is not an ace on the defensive end, his best offensive firepower in his career is an important reason why the Jazz ranked among the top four in the West in a bizarre season. In this weird season, Mike Conley’s career broke down, and Rudi Gobert’s coronavirus diagnosis shut down the league.
9. DEMAR DEROZAN
22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 52.6% FG, 26.7% 3P
Every 36 minutes, this is DeMar DeRozan’s second season in rebounds and assists and fourth in scoring.
Despite DeRozan’s past inefficiency, his shooting percentage (52.6%) still tops the list.
It is worth mentioning that he is also the worst three-point shooting percentage on this list, only 26.7%.
As Gregg Popovich did not want to admit, it would be difficult for DeRozan and the Spurs to go anywhere in the NBA without hitting a three-pointer. .
8. TOBIAS HARRIS
19.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 47.2% FG, 36.2% 3P
Last season, Tobias Harris was promoted from coach to third choice when he switched from the Clippers to the 76ers.
However, despite having to face such difficult adjustments and Philadelphia’s particularly awkward offense this season, Harris is still able to maintain a 20 and 7 shooting rate per night.
7. Brandon Ingrand
24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, FG 46.6%, 3P 38.7%
It’s always a tough fight to make Pelican fans forget Anthony Davis, but Brandon Ingram did a great job, much better than many expected.
Ingram has become an absolute weapon on the offensive end.
Undoubtedly, his skills and Slenderman architecture allow him to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide and score naturally and easily. This is the KD style.
6. Chris Milton
21.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, FG 49.9%, 3P 41.8%
Khris Middleton has received very little love, but anyone who ranks second in the league’s leading 53-12 lineup should get some serious props.
He is indeed the perfect partner for Middleton’s eternal credibility.
He never complains or cares about the limelight, and does his job every night.
Even better, his wild and efficient shots made room for Greek freaks to operate.
This also makes him very suitable for Mike Budenholzer’s system.
When Middleton became the only player in the league with a 50-40-90 field goal percentage, it was only 0.01%.
5. Jason Tatum
23.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, FG 44.8%, 3P 39.8%
Jayson Tatum has made great progress this season, scoring from 15.7 points per game to 23.6 points per game.
His reading defense is better than ever, and he doesn’t need to affect things too hard.
Tatum also performed very well at critical moments. His shooting percentage jumped from 44.8% to 54% in the last five minutes of the game, while his profit margin did not exceed 5 points.
4. Jimmy Butler
20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.7 steals, FG 45.4%, 3P 24.8%
Jimmy Butler has been hot in Miami, setting career highs in both rebounds and assists, while conforming to his teammates and leading from the front.
On top of that, his defense is particularly good, only behind 0.1 steals by thief Kawhi Leonard.
3. Paul George
21 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 43.3% FG, 39.9% 3P
Paul George was a true MVP candidate last season, but this year’s injury situation has not been so smooth. So far, he has missed more than a third of the game.
Naturally, this disrupted his transition to playing with Kawhi Leonard and other members of the Clippers.
But we can still see Paul George of MVP caliber. The perfect example is his 46 highlights at home in Minnesota.
After returning from injury in mid-November, he also quickly dropped 33 points and 37 points in a row.
2. KAWHI LEONARD
26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.8 steals, FG 46.8%, 3P 36.6%
There is no doubt that Kawhi Leonard is incredibly close to the first place.
If only LeBron James refused like an ordinary 35-year-old player, he was unwilling to lead the league to the top of the Western Conference while leading the league after assists.
But for Leonard, this is still another glorious season, Leonard’s relatively new ability to become a legitimate organizer, which offsets his only real weakness.
1. LeBron James
25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 49.8% FG, 34.9% 3P
LeBron James once again met expectations that were completely unreasonable to anyone else.
This is a rebound season that many James is looking forward to, because the Kings want to move on. Another promise: Take back the throne.
When LeBron was 35 years old, he led the Lakers to become the first seed in the West, while scoring 25-8-10 times and leading the league by one mile in assists.
No other player in the James Draft class, whether it’s Cameron Anthony or Kyle Korver, is no longer in the league, but LBJ is still at his peak and constantly redefines the human body’s capabilities.