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The Best NBA Small Forwards of the 2000s

Updated July 19, 2019 8.1k votes 1.1k voters 17.3k views35 items

List RulesVote 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 James1
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    Lebron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

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  • Paul Pierce2
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    Paul Pierce

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Number34

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    #7 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#3 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

  • Tracy McGrady3
    388
    141

    Tracy McGrady

    Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

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    #17 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#12 of 26 The Best Dunkers In NBA History

  • Carmelo Anthony4
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    Carmelo Anthony

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionSmall forward, Forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceRed Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Number7

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    #127 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History#218 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Vince Carter5
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    107

    Vince Carter

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

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  • Shawn Marion6
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    Shawn Marion

    Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

    Number0

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  • Peja Stojakovic7
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    Peja Stojakovic

    Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward

    Age43

    BirthplacePožega, Croatia

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    #53 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#113 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Metta World Peace8
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    Metta World Peace

    Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceQueensbridge, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Number15

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    #35 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time#41 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

  • Grant Hill9
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    Grant Hill

    Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward

    Age47

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Number33

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    #43 of 71 Mormon Politicians#2 of 22 The Best Small Forwards of the 90s

  • Kevin Durant10
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    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

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  • Danny Granger11
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    Danny Granger

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Number33

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    #13 of 96 The Best NBA Players from Louisiana#6 of 54 The Best Indiana Pacers of All Time

  • Rashard Lewis12
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    73

    Rashard Lewis

    Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplacePineville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Number9

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  • Caron Butler13
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    Caron Butler

    Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    Number5

  • Luol Deng14
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    Luol Deng

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionSmall forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceWau, South Sudan

    Number9

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  • Andre Iguodala15
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    Andre Iguodala

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionSmall forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

    Number9

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  • Latrell Sprewell16
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    Latrell Sprewell

    Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age50

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    #17 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s#53 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • Bruce Bowen17
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    Bruce Bowen

    Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age49

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

  • Andrei Kirilenko18
    95
    34

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceIzhevsk, Russia

    Number47

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    #29 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#28 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

  • Shane Battier19
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    28

    Shane Battier

    Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan

    Number31

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  • Hedo Türkoğlu20
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    23

    Hedo Türkoğlu

    Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Point forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceGaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

    Number15

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    #20 of 88 The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time#85 of 328 The Best San Antonio Spurs of All Time

  • Stephen Jackson21
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    19

    Stephen Jackson

    Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas

    Number3

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    #18 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#53 of 57 NBA Players Who Played For 8 Or More Teams

  • Tayshaun Prince22
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    21

    Tayshaun Prince

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Number22

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  • Gerald Wallace23
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    Gerald Wallace

    Charlotte Bobcats, Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age37

    BirthplaceSylacauga, Alabama

    Number45

  • Scottie Pippen24
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    Scottie Pippen

    Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceHamburg, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number33

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  • Richard Jefferson25
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    Richard Jefferson

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Number44

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