NBA Best Small Forward (2019-20)
During the NBA vacation, we will break down the top 10 players by ranking in the 2019-20 season so far.
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 did not do much in scoring, his best offensive firepower in his career was an important reason why the Jazz entered the top four in the West in a strange season. Mike Conley’s career collapsed and Rudi Gorbert’s coronavirus diagnosis was shut down. alliance.
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%) is at least ahead of everyone on this list.
It is worth mentioning that he is also the worst three-point shooting percentage here, 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 an almost impossible thing for Pelican fans to forget Anthony Davis, but Brandon Ingram did a good job, and it was better than many expected.
Although no one said he was as good as Kevin Durant, Ingram’s technology and Slenderman architecture make him naturally and easily score when he converts oxygen to carbon dioxide. There must be some 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.
Middleton is really the perfect partner.
He never complains or cares about the limelight, and does his job every night.
Even better, his excellent efficiency shots made room for Greek freaks, making him the perfect choice for the Mike Budenholzer 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.
Tatum is better at reading defense than ever before, and does not need to be too hard to exert influence.
The 22-year-old also performed very well at critical moments. His shooting percentage jumped from 44.8% to 54% in the last 5 minutes of the game, and 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 made all his achievements in Miami. He has set a career high in rebounds and assists, while meeting the demands of his teammates and also leading 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 his absence this year due to injury 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, the MVP’s eloquence. The perfect example is when he returned from injury in mid-November and fell by 33 points and 37 points in a row.
Oh, he also lighted up 46 points at home in Minnesota.
2. KAWHI LEONARD
26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.8 steals, FG 46.8%, 3P 36.6%
Kawhi Leonard approached the first place painfully.
If only LeBron James refused like an ordinary 35-year-old player, instead of being willing to go to the top of the Western Conference and leading the league in 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 No. 1 seed in the West, while scoring 25/8/10 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.