Because I'm also waiting for the game and don't have anything better to do, I made a ranking of all notable NBA players (**85 players**, Smart didn't make the cut). I put them into tiers (A: 15 players (I think there is a drop off after this group of 15), B: 19 players, C: 23 players, D: 27 players) and I placed the players in order for every position, and even their natural position is subjective of course.

Point Guard

**Tier A**: Westbrook (1), Curry (2), Wall (3), Irving (4)

**Tier B**: Paul (5), Lowry (6), Thomas (7), Lillard (#8), Conley (9)

**Tier C**: Dragic (10), Walker (11), Bledsoe (12), Jrue Holiday (13), Rondo (14), Teague (15)

**Tier D**: G. Hill (16), Rubio (17), Payton (18), Rose (19), Lin (20), Teodosic (21)

Shooting Guard

**Tier A**: Harden (1)

**Tier B**: K. Thompson (2), DeRozan (3), Beal (4)

**Tier C**: McCollum (5), E. Gordon (6), Wiggins (7), Batum (#8), Bradley (9), D. Booker (10)

**Tier D**: Oladipo (11), Middleton (12), L. Williams (13), Reddick (14), T. Evans (15)

Small Forward

**Tier A**: James (1), Durant (2), Leonard (3), Antetokounmpo (4), Butler (5), George (6)

**Tier B**: Hayward (7)

**Tier C**: Porter (#8), H. Barnes (9), Gay (10)

**Tier D**: Ariza (11), Gallinari (12), Iguodala (13), T. Harris (14), Crowder (15)

Power Forward

**Tier A**: A. Davis (1)

**Tier B**: Griffin (2), Draymond Green (3), Anthony (4), Millsap (5)

**Tier C**: Love (6), J. Parker (7), Aldridge (#8), Porzingis (9), Ibaka (10)

**Tier D**: B. Simmons (11), A. Gordon (12), Markieff Morris (13), Randolph (14), T. Young (15)

Center

**Tier A**: Gobert (1), Towns (2), Cousins (3)

**Tier B**: Jokic (4), Embiid (5), M. Gasol (6), Whiteside (7), Horford (#8), Jordan (9)

**Tier C**: B. Lopez (10), Drummond (11), Nurkic (12), Howard (13)

**Tier D**: Vucevic (14), Capela (15), Monroe (16), M. Turner (17), Adams (18), Mason Plumlee (19)

Have fun discussing and criticizing these rankings.