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The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s 

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Updated July 19, 2019 6.5k votes 963 voters 14.1k 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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward and Power forward from Akron

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

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 and Small forward from Bartow

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 and Forward from Red Hook

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 and Small forward from Daytona Beach

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

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 and Power forward from Waukegan

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

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

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

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

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 34

Number: 9

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12
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Springfield

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Age: 35

Number: 9

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13
Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward and Power forward from Pineville

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

Age: 40

Number: 9

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14
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
taferrone added Small forward from Racine

Teams: Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

Age: 39

Number: 5

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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 and Power forward from New Orleans

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 36

Number: 33

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16
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Small forward from Hamburg

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

Age: 54

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17
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Shooting guard and Small forward from Milwaukee

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

Age: 49

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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 and Power forward from Izhevsk

Teams: Utah Jazz

Age: 38

Number: 47

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19
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Shooting guard and Small forward from Birmingham

Teams: Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies

Age: 41

Number: 31

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20
Bruce Bowen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Shooting guard and Small forward from Merced

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat

Age: 48

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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 and Small forward from Port Arthur

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 and Power forward from Gaziosmanpaşa

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

Age: 40

Number: 15

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Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward and Power forward from Compton

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 39

Number: 22

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24
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
mellowman added Small forward and Power forward from Sylacauga

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Sacramento Kings

Age: 37

Number: 45

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#421 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #90 of 132 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

25
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard and Small forward from Madrid

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

Age: 42

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