NBA 2K22 MyTEAM: Best Small Forwards For Your Lineup

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Players looking to build a strong NBA 2K22 MyTEAM need to create a team that encompasses the kind of offense and defense they like to play.

If they want a team that is incredible inside the paint, they'll need a particular Small Forward, shooting from beyond the arc will require a different one.

We have a few Small Forward recommendations to boost your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM potential.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Best Small Forwards

The Small Forward position is one of the most vital positions on the court. Essentially, it's a mixture of styles, the scoring of a guard with the strength of a power forward.

Thinking about some of the greats (i.e LeBron James) should give you a good idea of who you want on your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM. Still, LeBron might not be the best option for you.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM LeBron James Small Forward
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We like to base our choices on grades and synergy with your MyTEAM lineup, which we'll detail when we cover the best Small Forwards in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM.

Let's start with the best Pink Diamond Small Forwards in NBA 2K22.

Best Pink Diamond Small Forwards in MyTEAM

There are some incredible options at the Small Forward position that will immediately boost your MyTEAM lineup. Depending on what your play-style is, these options could be great for you.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Small Forwards Mystic Packs
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Now, Pink Diamonds are also the most expensive cards that you can purchase at Auctions, so you'll have to make sure these players fit your budget as well.

Here are our favorite Pink Diamond NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Small Forwards:

  • Kevin Durant - Pink Diamond (95 OVR) - SF/PF
  • Paul George - Pink Diamond (95 OVR) - SF/PF
  • Jayson Tatum - Pink Diamond (95 OVR) - SF/PF

What you get here is three players that can shoot incredibly well from the outside, Jayson Tatum in particular can drive the lane rather easily as well. Kevin Durant is the clear favorite among competitive players but can cost upwards of 300K MT. Paul George and Jayson Tatum cost from 100K MT to 150K MT.

Best Diamond Small Forwards

Diamond-grade cards are a perfect balance for players that are on a 50K MT and below budget. There are a ton of players to choose from for these prices and they'll bring more depth to your MyTEAM.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Diamond cards
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You can spend more than 50K MT on a Diamond Small Forward if you choose to, but we believe you should save here and spend extra MT on a Shooting Guard or Point Guard.

Here are our picks for the best Diamond Small Forwards in NBA 2K22:

  • Jimmy Butler - Diamond (94 OVR) - SF/SG
  • Dominique Wilkins - Diamond (93 OVR) - SF/SG
  • Tobias Harris - Diamond (93 OVR) - SF/PF

One of our favorites among this group is Tobias Harris, who costs just 25K MT at Auctions. He's got considerable size and incredible shooting from beyond the arc.

Dominique Wilkins is a nightmare when driving through the lane, unfortunately, you won't get great shooting from beyond the arc.

Jimmy Butler has the highest-overall rating here and is a good mixture of both the aforementioned cards. His Athleticism and Basketball IQ are both graded at A+, making him a great MyTEAM option.

Best Amethyst Small Forwards


A grade that is often overlooked in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM is the Amethyst grade. You can build a very solid and competitive team just with Amethyst cards.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Small Forwards Luka Doncic
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AMETHYST LUKA: Luka Doncic is one of many great options at this level

The great part about purchasing Amethyst-graded cards is that you won't spend more than 10K MT to get a really incredible player.

Here are the Amethyst Small Forwards we'd go after:

  • Kawhi Leonard - Amethyst (90 OVR) - SF
  • Luka Doncic - Amethyst (90 OVR) - SF
  • Mikal Bridges - Amethyst (90 OVR) - SF/PF

One of the glaring issues with a few of these cards is that they'll only fit into the Small Forward position. Kawhi Leonard is a great defender that will protect you from the Diamonds and Pink Diamonds mentioned above.

Luka Doncic is a great scorer and distributor, but he sacrifices some defense and three-point shooting. He partially makes up for it in Playmaking and Basketball IQ.

Mikal Bridges is an incredible scorer, especially from beyond the arc. His biggest issue is how small he is and he'll likely get pushed around in the post. It'd be great if he could double as a shooting guard in MyTEAM.

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