Ranking LeBron, Durant and the NBA's 30 small forwards

My annual ESPN Insider position rankings are back.

To formulate the rankings, I study each player's on-court performance and advanced metrics, including wins above replacement player (WARP) and real plus-minus (RPM). Then I slot the players as I see them, according to their predicted quality of play for this season.

1. LeBron James

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
RPM SF rank: No. 1
WARP SF rank: No. 1
Overall #NBArank: No. 1