NBA Draft Kit: LeBron James Sits Atop Small Forward Tiers

NBA Draft Kit: LeBron James Sits Atop Small Forward Tiers

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Tiering is one of the most popular ways to prepare for a Fantasy basketball draft. Within each position group, separating players into tiers is an effective means of projecting general value and keeping organized during your draft. If you're in a position where you need to make a quick decision, consulting a set of tiers can help settle the debate between two players who are relatively close in value. 

Entering the 2021-22 season, the NBA's talent pool is once again incredibly deep, so going into your drafts with a plan is more imperative than ever. Early on, drafting the top talents should be the priority, but as the draft progresses, it's important to be cognizant of which positions you're stocking up on and which you'll need to target in the mid-to-late rounds. Tiers can help achieve the roster balance most fantasy managers are hoping to come away with. 

Here are our point guard tiers, which can serve as a general guide for those playing in standard leagues.

Tiers assume eight-category settings. Each player only appears in one set of tiers. Players are assigned to the position at which they're likely to play the most.

Point Guard Tiers

Shooting Guard Tiers

TIER 1

LeBron James, Lakers

While James has been an ironman for the vast majority of his career, two of his last three seasons have been cut short by costly injuries. When healthy, his numbers have been as strong and well-rounded as ever, but as he heads into his

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