It’s that time of the year again, the time when NBA general managers from every team in the league make their picks and predictions for the upcoming season. It includes questions about who the best player from each position is, who will win the MVP award, who will win the championship and who has the highest IQ just to name a few. And as expected, LeBron James received a lot of votes for a lot of different things, which included being voted the most likely to win the 2017-18 MVP award by general managers. Other big name players who received a lot of votes for different awards include the likes of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Isaiah Thomas and more.

The general managers from all 30 NBA teams were asked who the best player from each position is. Most positions, it was reasonably close between a few players. For the point guard’s it was a toss-up between Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook, for shooting guard’s James Harden edged Klay Thompson significantly, for power forward’s Anthony Davis received most the votes and for center’s, Karl Anthony Towns received the most votes edging Anthony Davis. But for the small forward position, LeBron James rose up past the rest of the competition, receiving the most votes significantly.

LeBron James, the best small forward in the league

According to over half the general managers around the league, LeBron James is the best small forward in the entire league, edging out Golden State Warriors superstar and 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant and San Antonio Spurs all-star Kawhi Leonard.

King James has been voted by GM’s as being the best small forward in the league for as long as we can remember, and it isn’t surprising he once again lands the honors. There are many great small forward’s in today’s game, although only three received votes as being the best in the world.

Here is how the voting stacked up:

  1. LeBron James (61 percent)
  2. Kevin Durant (32 percent)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (7 percent)

Some would question why LeBron didn’t receive 100 percent or at least 90 percent of the votes, but maybe some general managers are just envious of the King’s domination over the NBA in the past decade and a half.

But there is no doubt that the King is the best small forward in the league, everyone else is just playing for second place.

Best power forward too?

LeBron James was not only voted the best small forward in the NBA by general managers, he was also voted the second best power forward in the league just behind superstar Anthony Davis.

It’s no secret that when LeBron changes to the PF position during a game, he is still a dominant force and poses major matchup problems for the opposing team. Some believe LeBron excels even more at power forward as he is often too fast for his matchup and can use all his skills to score and set up teammates on offense.

Here is the power forward voting results:

  1. Anthony Davis (41 percent)
  2. LeBron James (28 percent)
  3. Kevin Durant (17 percent)
  4. Karl Anthony Towns (7 percent)