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List Rules Only current NBA Small Forwards. No retired or collegiate players.

Who are the best small forwards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest small forwards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of the best current shooting guards and greatest point guards in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today. Having an awesome small forward gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader.

Outstanding small forwards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are lightning fast players who manage to effectively defend the perimeter. These small forwards are expert ball handlers who are able to cut to the paint and shoot from the wing.


Vote for the current small forwards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of SFs in any order you want.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

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182 84
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

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134 61
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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128 57
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Paul George Indiana Pacers

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111 57
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls

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105 53
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Klay Thompson

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44 31
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Draymond Green

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added DeMar DeRozan

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Manu GinĂ³bili is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Manu GinĂ³bili

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Paul Millsap Utah Jazz

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Devin Booker

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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jabari Parker

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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Brandon Ingram

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jaylen Brown

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Ben Simmons

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Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Nick Young Washington Wizards

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Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Trevor Ariza Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Joe Johnson Utah Jazz

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Nicolas Batum

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Rodney Hood

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Danny Green

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Justise Winslow

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9 13
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added J. R. Smith New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets

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Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Harrison Barnes Dallas Mavericks

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17 25
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Savage A 987 added Stephen Curry

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5 8
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Khris Middleton

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9 14
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Aaron Gordon

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4 7
Doug McDermott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Doug McDermott

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4 7
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jeff Green Seattle Supersonics

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The White Mama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
RJ_02 added The White Mama

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4 8
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Tim Hardaway, Jr.

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4 8
Thabo Sefolosha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Thabo Sefolosha Chicago Bulls

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4 8
DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added DeMarre Carroll

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3 7
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Marcus Morris

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3 7
Justin Holiday is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Justin Holiday

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3 7
Anthony Morrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Anthony Morrow

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3 7
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Robert Covington

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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Tyreke Evans

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Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jeremy Lamb

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Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Omri Casspi

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Evan Turner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Evan Turner

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2 7
Rondae Hollis-jefferson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Rondae Hollis-jefferson

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3 9
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Wesley Matthews

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3 9
Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Kent Bazemore