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Best Players for Small Forward in NBA 2K22

Small Forward is one of the most vital positions on the court, making it necessary to have a good one on your squad. Here are the best small forwards available to pick in NBA 2K22 to see which one suits your preferences to the highest level.

1. LeBron James

• Overall Rating: 96
• Position: SF/PG
• Team: Los Angeles Lakers
• Archetype: Two-Way Slashing Playmaker
• Best Stats: 98 Hands, 98 Shot IQ, 97 Layup

LeBron James

In the NBA, LeBron James plays as a Small Forward/Point Guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is currently the top player in the NBA. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

He has the build of a 2-Way Slashing Playmaker with an overall rating of 97. His 97 layups and 90 driving dunks, 94 pass IQ, and 90 pass accuracy rest the case for James. James also brings an outstanding balance of badges with 17 finishing, 17 shooting, 15 playmaking, and 16 defense and rebounds.

He has 61 Badges, out of which 4 are at a Hall of Fame level—making him the most coveted player in real life and in-game. If you’d like to use him in MyTeam, you can buy cheap mt 2k22 at

2. Kawhi Leonard

• Overall Rating: 95
• Position: SF/PF
• Team: Los Angeles Clippers
• Archetype: Two-Way Scoring Machine
• Best Stats: 98 Hands, 98 Close Shot, 98 Offensive Consistency

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard plays as either the Small Forward or Power Forward for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. He is a five-time All-Star with three All-NBA First Team selections. Nicknamed the “Claw” or “Klaw” for his ball-hawking skills, he has earned seven All-Defensive Team selections and won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016.

He has a rating of 95 with a build of a 2-Way-Inside-Out Scorer.
The aspect that separates Leonard is his defensive prowess. He has a rating of 98 for defensive consistency and 97 for lateral quickness, helps Defense IQ, and passes perception. 98 close and 93 mid-range shots pose enormous problems for opponents.

He has a total of 48 Badges, of which 1 is Hall of Fame level.

3. Jimmy Butler

• Overall Rating: 91
• Position: SF/PF
• Team: Miami Heat
• Archetype: Two-Way Slashing Playmaker
• Best Stats: 96 Steal, 96 Pass Perception, 95 Shot IQ

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler is a Small Forward for the Miami Heat in the NBA. Stout defensive capabilities and his scoring prowess have made Butler a hot commodity despite being a journeyman in the league.

He has an overall rating of 91 with the build of a 2-Way Slasher. Butler can score buckets for the Heat and facilitate the team’s offensive schemes with his build as a Two-Way Slashing Playmaker. Butler averaged 21.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game, leading the league in steals (2.1).

He has a total of 28 Badges.

4. Khris Middleton

• Overall Rating: 88
• Position: SF/PF
• Team: Milwaukee Bucks
• Archetype: Two-Way Sharpshooter
• Best Stats: 98 Hands, 96 Shot IQ, 95 Offensive Consistency

Khris Middleton

For the Milwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton is a Soft Forward. The reigning and defending NBA champion is considered a sidekick on his team, but he’s a bonified star.

Khris is built with the 2-Way 3-Level Scorer archetype. A 90 close shots, 92 mid-range shots, and 86 three-point shots offer an excellent repertoire for the sweet-shooting forward from Texas A&M. He also boasts 96 shot IQ and 83 help defense IQ.

He has an overall rating of 88 and 34 total badges.

5. Jaylen Brown

• Overall Rating: 86
• Position: SF/SG
• Team: Boston Celtics
• Archetype: Two-Way Three-Level Scorer
• Best Stats: 95 Hustle, 95 Offensive Consistency, 93 Mid-Range Shot

Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

With 93 mid-range shots and 89 close shots, Brown is a threat from any area on the floor. His lateral quickness is 89, and his perimeter defense is 87, which is prolific for Ime Udoka’s style.

The Boston Celtics 2-Way 3-Level Scorer Soft forward could be a great extension to the team with 86 overall ratings and 35 badges.

6. DeMar DeRozan

• Overall Rating: 85
• Position: SF/PF
• Team: Chicago Bulls
• Archetype: Slasher
• Best Stats: 98 Offensive Consistency, 94 Hands, 93 Mid-Range Shot

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan is an NBA Veteran who still performs at a high level. He has averaged 20 points, four rebounds, and four assists a game for his career.

With an overall rating of 85 in NBA 2K22, DeMar DeRozan will uplift the Chicago Bull’s roster with his experience and abilities. His 92 close shots and 93 mid-range shots are consistent threats, but his athleticism remains his most significant asset despite already being his 12th year in the league. He sports 88 vertical and 85 hustle ratings, which provide a big boost for the Bulls in NBA 2K22.

He has 25 total badges.

7. Michael Porter Jr.

• Overall Rating: 84
• Position: SF/SG
• Team: Denver Nuggets
• Archetype: Sharpshooter
• Best Stats: 93 Close Shot, 89 Mid-Range Shot, 88 Vertical

Michael Porter Jr.

Michael Porter Jr. is a good scorer and has excellent stature, which helps him become one of the best Small forwards in NBA 2K22.

Michael Porter Jr plays for Denver Nuggets and has 18 badges. 89 mid-range shots, and 87 three-point shots, Porter will flourish in a system with Nikola Jokic as the focal point. Moreover, his Silver Corner Specialist and Set Shooter will be impeccable and help create offense for the Nuggets in-game.

Porter Jr.’s 84 overall in NBA 2K22 reflects his dynamic contributions to the Nuggets.

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