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NBA Player Rankings by Position 2023

Here are the NBA Player Rankings by Position 2022-2023 season at Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward, and Center


By admin | October 24, 2023

Here are the top NBA Player Rankings by Position for the 2022-2023 NBA season. We’ll go through each position of the best NBA players but to go in depth click the Top 10 NBA Player Rankings by Position in the related link in each section.

NBA Player Rankings by Position

Point Guards

Luka Doncic

Team: Dallas Mavericks

In at number one on the Top 10 NBA Point Guards 2023 rankings list is the Dallas Mavericks All-Star point guard Luka Doncic.

Doncic, who was one of the multiple contenders for the 2023 NBA MVP Award played the best basketball of his short NBA career this season.

The Mavericks point guard was second leading the NBA in scoring while averaging 32.4 points per game. In addition, Doncic ranks 1st in rebounds among all NBA point guards. This is while averaging 8.6 rebounds per game and 6th in assists per game with 8 assists per game.

Runner Up: Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

Related Link: Top 10 NBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings

Shooting Guards

James Harden

Team: Philadelphia 76ers 

The long time NBA All-Star had found his groove again this past season for a talented Philadelphia 76ers team that tried to make a run during the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs.

Once a league leader in scoring has found a new role with this 76ers team scoring when required while finding his open teammates as much as possible.

His play has shown this all season as he is averaging 21 points per game. This is while he led the NBA as well as shooting guards with 10.7 assists per game. The 76ers All-Star is also averaging 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.2 steals per game this past season. 

Runner Up: Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics

Related Links: Top 10 NBA Shooting Guards 2023 Rankings

Small Forwards

Jayson Tatum

Team: Boston Celtics

In the end the future wave of young talent is emerging with Jayson Tatum. He’s leading the charge as one of the best young players in the NBA while ranking as the best small forward in the game. 

During the 2022-2023 NBA All-Star Game, Tatum demonstrated his potential to take over the stage on the brightest stage while posting an NBA All-Star Game record 55 points.

The Boston Celtics small forward currently leads all small forwards in scoring. This is while averaging 30.1 PPG this season to go along with 8.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 31 double doubles.

LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers

Related Link: Top 10 NBA Small Forwards 2023 Rankings

Power Forwards

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

This was an easy call as Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to not only be the best power forward in the NBA this season he also ranks among the best players in the NBA.

The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star and former NBA MVP continues to play at a high level this season while leading all power forwards in scoring, averaging 31.1 points per game.

As Antetokounmpo is as tough as any scorer to defend in the NBA he can also cause a disturbance on the defensive end of the floor as he has the speed and athleticism to cover nearly any position while ranking among the best rebounders in the NBA.

The Greek Freak finished the season averaging 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists. His play on the court this season landed him easily atop the op 10 NBA Power Forwards 2023 Rankings list.

Runner Up: Kevin Durant – Phoenix Suns (Current Team) / Brooklyn Nets (Former Team)

Related Link: Top 10 NBA Power Forwards 2023 Rankings


Joel Embiid

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

As you look at the two best centers in the NBA you could have easily flipped a coin and flipped them in the rankings list as both are worth the spot.

In the end, as much as Joel Embiid continues to tear up the floor at the center position, he just can’t get past Nikola Jokic at the spot.

Nonetheless it is hard to take anything away from the Philadelphia 76ers star who ranks 2nd in the NBA in scoring while averaging 33.1 points per game.

In addition, Embiid ranks 6th among centers while averaging 10.2 rebounds per game while also adding 1.5 blocks, 4.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. The stat line is stuff as Embiid looks to make a run at his first NBA MVP award this season.

Update: As was stated earlier this can go either way… and it has. Joel Embiid as a defensive player makes a difference that I give him the nod over Nikola Jokic. Embiid holds his own in the Center position better than Jokic. Jokic is getting beat by those that are not on this top 10 list while Embiid can guard Giannis Antetokounmpo to Bam Adebayo.

Runner Up: Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets

Related Link: Top 10 NBA Centers 2023 Rankings


Michael Malone

Team: Denver Nuggets

In at number one on the Top 10 NBA Coaches 2023 Rankings list is the Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone who has guided the team to the 2023 NBA Finals and title.

After finishing the 2021-22 NBA Season as a six seed in the Western Conference the Nuggets flipped to the top spot in a loaded Western Conference led by Nikola Jokic.

With Jokic playing at a high level and the team at near full strength after battling multiple injuries to the team’s other top stars last season, the Nuggets finished with the best record in the conference after winning 53 of 82 games during the regular NBA Season. The Nuggets have continued that success in the playoffs including sweeping the Los Angeles in the Western Conference Finals and beating the Miami Heat 4-1 in the NBA Finals.

Runner Up: Erik Spoelstra – Miami Heat

Related Link: Top 10 NBA Head Coaches 2023 Rankings

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