Welcome to our Second Edition of our 2019-20 NBA Player Rankings.

We will be bringing you an updated list of players every month for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Ayden and myself have and will rank players by role type, instead of the traditional positions. This means some players can rank in more than one category, as long as they fit our criteria.

So we have a limited amount of statistical performance to meet that specific role but most of our rankings goes off our eye test rather than analytical subjugation. Think of it as a personal summary of what players we would pick in order right now (if ready to go), to fulfill that certain role (injuries are taken into consideration but if the player isn’t active it doesn’t necessarily take them off the list). We also had to agree upon what players can rank in that certain role, for example Ayden could not have picked Player A in Two-Way Guards and myself have picked them as a Scoring Guard.

So without further ado, here are our rankings:


Usage over 20%

Assists PG over 5 per 36 min

Assist% over 20

Description: 6’5 & Over, defends positions 3-5 most of the time.  Looks to facilitate when it is the right play and/or runs the offense at least part of the time on the court.

1LeBron James1LeBron James
2Luka DoncicUp 52Nikola Jokic
3Nikola JokicDown 13Giannis Antetokounmpo
4Giannis Antetokounmpo4Luka DoncicUp 3
5Ben SimmonsUp 15Ben Simmons 
6Draymond GreenDown 36Draymond Green 
7Al HorfordNE7Blake GriffinDown 3
8Bam AdebayoNE8Marc GasolUp 2
9Blake GriffinDown 49Bam AdebayoNE
10Marc GasolDown 110Joe InglesDown 2


PPG over 15 per 36 min

Usage over 20%

FG% over 45%

Description: Above average defender that mostly defends best player on opposition from guards to forwards.  At least a secondary scorer, almost never plays the 5.

1Kawhi Leonard1Kawhi Leonard
2LeBron JamesUp 32Giannis Antetokounmpo 
3Giannis AntetokounmpoDown 13LeBron JamesUp 2
4Paul GeorgeDown 14Paul GeorgeDown 1
5Pascal SiakamUp 25Pascal SiakamUp 1
6Jimmy ButlerDown 26Jimmy ButlerDown 2
7Jaylen BrownNE7Jayson TatumUp 2
8Khris MiddletonDown 28Khris MiddletonDown 1
9Jayson Tatum9Jaylen BrownNE
10Kelly Oubre Jr10Aaron GordonDown 2


PPG over 18 per 36 min

Usage over 20%

TS over 50%

Description: Primary option in the frontcourt, looks to score as their main function on offense. Does not need to defend well to function on the court.

1Kevin Durant1Kevin Durant
2Luka DoncicUp 12Luka DoncicUp 2
3Blake GriffinDown 13Blake GriffinDown 1
4Bojan BogdanovicUp 44Danilo GallinariDown 1
5Brandon IngramNE5Tobias Harris
6DeMar DeRozanNE6Brandon IngramNE
7Tobias HarrisDown 17DeMar DeRozanNE
8Kevin LoveDown 18Bojan BogdanovicDown 1
9Andrew WigginsNE9Kevin LoveNE
10T.J. WarrenNE10Julius RandleDown 4


Usage over 15%

PPG over 15 per 36 min

3pa over 4 per 36 min

Description: Must be able to play the 5 or does so exclusively, must defend against opponents 4 or 5.  Can score from multiple areas on the court and is at least mid usage player on offense.

1Karl-Anthony TownsUp 31Nikola Jokic
2Anthony DavisUp 12Karl-Anthony TownsUp 2
3Joel EmbiidDown 13Anthony Davis
4Nikola JokicDown 34Joel EmbiidDown 2
5Nikola Vucevic5Nikola Vucevic
6Kristaps PorzingisNE6Myles Turner
7Al HorfordDown 17Al Horford
8John Collins8Kristaps Porzingis
9Myles TurnerDown 29Jaren Jackson JrNE
10Jaren Jackson JrNE10Marc Gasol


Rebounds per 36 min over 8

Blocks per 36 min over 1

3pra under 5%

FG% over 50%

Description: Over 6’7 tall, plays the 4 or 5 exclusively and defends that position well while being a rebounder. Rarely shoots 3s.

1Rudy Gobert1Rudy Gobert
2Andre DrummondUp 12Andre Drummond
3LaMarcus AldridgeDown 13LaMarcus Aldridge
4Clint CapelaUp 24Jusuf Nurkic 
5Montrezl HarrellUp 25Clint Capela Up 1
6Steven AdamsDown 16Domantas SabonisUp 2
7Domantas SabonisUp 17Montrezl Harrell
8Bam AdebayoNE8Steven AdamsDown 3
9Jusuf NurkicDown 59Bam Adebayo
10Derrick FavorsDown 110Jarrett AllenNE

3 & D

3pt% over 35

3pt Rate over 45%

Usage under 20%

Description: Shoots primarily 3s on offense, is an above average on ball defender.

1PJ TuckerUp 11PJ Tucker
2Robert CovingtonDown 12Marcus SmartUp 3
3Marcus Smart3Patrick Beverly
4Pat Beverley4Robert CovingtonDown 2
5Danny GreenUp 15Danny GreenUp 1
6Jerami GrantDown 16Taurean PrinceNE
7Taurean PrinceNE7Al-Farouq AminuDown 3
8Joe InglesUp 18Jerami Grant Down 1
9Al-Farouq AminuNE9Joe Ingles
10Terence FergusonNE10Terence Ferguson


3pt% over 38%

3PA over 5 per 36 min

Description: Willingly takes 3pt shots and makes them at a high rate.

1Steph Curry1Steph Curry
2Buddy Hield2Buddy Hield
3Klay ThompsonUp 13JJ ReddickUp 2
4Devonte GrahamNE4Joe HarrisDown 1
5JJ Redick5Klay ThompsonDown 1
6Joe HarrisDown 36Danny Green
7Trae YoungNE7Paul George
8Paul GeorgeDown 18Bojan BogdanovicNE
9Duncan RobinsonNE9Davis BertansNE
10Davis BertansNE10Seth CurryDown 2


Usage over 20%

Assists over 5 per 36min

Assist% over 20

Description: Main ballhandler on team, sets up teammates but can also score. Defends other teams guards.

1James HardenUp 11James Harden
2Damian LillardUp 22Damian Lillard
3Steph CurryNE3Steph Curry
4Russell WestbrookDown 34Russell Westbrook
5Trae YoungUp 25Jrue Holiday
6Bradley BealNE6Kemba Walker
7Chris PaulDown 47Trae YoungNE
8Devin BookerNE8Chris Paul
9Devonte GrahamNE9Malcolm BrogdonNE
10Jrue HolidayDown 510Fred VanVleetNE


PPG over 15 per 36min

Usage over 20%

Description: Above average defender that mostly defends best perimeter player on opposition. At least a secondary scorer, almost never plays the 4 or 5.

1Jrue Holiday1Jrue Holiday
2Klay Thompson2Bradley Beal Up 2
3Victor Oladipo3Klay ThompsonDown 1
4Bradley Beal4Victor OladipoDown 1
5Buddy HieldNE5Chris PaulUp 1
6Eric Bledsoe6Mike ConleyDown 1
7Chris Paul7Josh Richardson
8Fred VanVleetNE8Malcolm BrogdonNE
9Josh RichardsonDown 19Fred VanVleetNE
10Malcolm BrogdonDown 110Buddy HieldNE


PPG over 20 per 36min

Usage over 20%

TS over 50%

Description: Primary option in the backcourt, looks to score first over finding teammates.

1James Harden1James HardenUp 1
2Damian LillardUp 12Steph CurryDown 1
3Steph CurryDown 13Damian Lillard
4Kyrie IrvingUp 14Kemba Walker
5Kemba WalkerDown 15Devin BookerUp 3
6CJ McCollumUp 16Kyrie IrvingDown 1
7Donovan MitchellUp 17Donovan Mitchell 
8Devin BookerDown 28CJ McCollumDown 2
9Lou WilliamsUp 19Lou Williams
10Zach LavineNE10Zach LaVine