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The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s 

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Updated July 19, 2019 6.4k votes 946 voters 13.7k views 35 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite small forwards that played in the NBA in the 2000s

Small forward is arguably the most challenging position in all of basketball. It Requires the speed of a shooting guard with the power of a power forward. It requires brains and brawn in order to become one of the greats. When you're looking for the best 2000s small forwards, this list has a bunch for you to look through! Check out this list of best 2000s NBA small forwards and vote up your favorites, and vote down the forwards from the 2000s you don't think stack up.

From all time greats like Carmello Anthony and Lebron James, to great position players like Luol Deng, there are plenty of the top 2000s NBA small forwards for you to look through! Many of the greatest NBA small forwards of the 2000s have gone on to become some of the most popular players in the history of the NBA.So take a look at this list of the best 2000s SFs from the NBA and vote up your favorites! These are the greatest NBA small forwards of the 2000s!
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1
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward, Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

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2
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Oakland, California, United States of America

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 42

Number: 34

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3
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Shooting guard, Small forward from Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Age: 40

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4
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward, Forward from Red Hook, New York City, New York

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 35

Number: 7

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5
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Shooting guard, Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Age: 42

Number: 25

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6
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

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7
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward, Power forward from Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat

Age: 41

Number: 0

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8
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Požega, Croatia

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 42

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9
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

Age: 47

Number: 33

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10
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from New York City, USA, New York

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls

Age: 40

Number: 15

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11
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Wau, South Sudan

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 34

Number: 9

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12
Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward, Power forward from Pineville, Louisiana, United States of America

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

Age: 40

Number: 9

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13
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
taferrone added Small forward from Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America

Teams: Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

Age: 39

Number: 5

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14
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Springfield, Illinois

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Age: 35

Number: 9

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15
Danny Granger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward, Power forward from New Orleans, Louisiana

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 36

Number: 33

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16
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Shooting guard, Small forward from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

Age: 49

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17
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

Age: 54

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18
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward, Power forward from Izhevsk, Russia

Teams: Utah Jazz

Age: 38

Number: 47

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19
Bruce Bowen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Shooting guard, Small forward from Merced, California, United States of America

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat

Age: 48

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20
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Shooting guard, Small forward from Birmingham, Michigan

Teams: Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies

Age: 41

Number: 31

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21
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Shooting guard, Small forward from Port Arthur, Texas

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

Age: 41

Number: 3

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22
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward, Power forward, Point forward from Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

Age: 40

Number: 15

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23
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward from Madrid, Spain

Teams: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics, Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 42

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24
Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward, Power forward from Compton, California, United States of America

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 39

Number: 22

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25
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward, Power forward from Sylacauga, Alabama

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Sacramento Kings

Age: 37

Number: 45

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