NBA 2k17: The three best players in each position

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Point Guard

Stephen Curry - 94

Despite winning the unanimous MVP award, the Golden State Warriors man has dropped two places from his dynamic rating of 96. He started 2k16 at 93.

Russell Westbrook - 93

The undisputed Oklahoma City Thunder star began last season at 89 before ending the campaign at 95.

Chris Paul - 91

The Clippers man retains his place as the third-best PG. He falls one from his dynamic rating of 92 but is up one from his original rating on 2k16.

Shooting Guard

Klay Thompson - 90

The Warriors man has caught up with Harden. Starting last season at 87, he made a big leap to 90. which is where he starts.

James Harden - 90

Despite being one of the offensive greats last season, it appears Harden's defence and Houston's problems have seen him drop two from the previous game.

Jimmy Butler - 88

The Chicago Bulls man ended 2k16 with a dynamic rating of 88 having begun the season with an 86 rating. 

Small Forward

LeBron James - 96

The best active player in the game, once again. James' incredible performances last season saw his ratings jump from 94 to 96 as the campaign went on. 

Kevin Durant - 93

A move from Oklahoma to Oakland comes with an increase in ratings for the 2014 MVP. He was a 91 this time in 2015 but rose to a 94 throughout the campaign. 

Kawhi Leonard - 93

Leonard has taken a big leap since NBA 2k16 was released. He started last season at 87 before his dynamic rating rose to 94. He will be a monster.

Power Forward

Draymond Green - 90

Having established himself as an all-around threat for the Golden State Warriors, Green has jumped up from an 82. His highest rating on 2k16 was an 89.

Anthony Davis - 90

Despite an injury-hit season, Davis' ratings have survived. He has fallen from 91 but expect his dynamic rating to shoot up if he stays on the court.

LaMarcus Aldridge - 88

Part of an imposing front-court for the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge has recovered his original 2k16 rating. He is yet to break the 90s, but this could be the year. 


DeMarcus Cousins - 90

Boogie has established his position as the best center in the league and cracks a 90 rating after starting at 87 last year. His dynamic card was at 90 during the season as he bossed the paint for the Kings. 

Karl-Anthony Towns - 88

After a historic rookie season, the Minnesota Timberwolves' franchise star has taken a huge jump to be the second best center in the game. To think he was only a 78 when he entered the NBA.

Andre Drummond - 87

Having started at 83 last season, the 2016 All-Star beat DeAndre Jordan (85) to be rated in the top three at the five spot. 

LeBron James
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