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List Rules Only active small forwards playing in the 2017-18 NBA season, based on their performance this year. 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). Don't forget about the 2017-2018 rookie SFs, like Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, and Justin Jackson.

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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701 231
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
595 270
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
471 228
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

4
445 230
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

5
387 190
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

6
294 179
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

7
149 85
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

8
296 196
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

9
172 86
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

10
146 97
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

11
181 200
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

12
117 139
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

13
73 99
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Otto Porter Jr. Washington Wizards

14
72 99
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Harrison Barnes Dallas Mavericks

The Best Current NBA Centers

15
62 95
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jae Crowder Cleveland Cavaliers

16
45 71
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rudy Gay San Antonio Spurs

17
45 79
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Joe Johnson Utah Jazz

18
38 69
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Tobias Harris Detroit Pistons

19
4 1
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Samael Chao added Joe Ingles Utah Jazz

20
26 38
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added P. J. Tucker

21
12 40
T.J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
JakeHum added T.J. Warren Phoenix Suns

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28 42
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Kelly Oubre Jr. Washington Wizards

23
37 57
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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30 53
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

25
7 33
Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Mario Hezonja

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6 30
Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Wesley Johnson Minnesota Timberwolves

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6 37
Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Davis Bertans

28
5 34
Paul Zipser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Paul Zipser

29
6 40
Jake Layman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Jake Layman

30
6 43
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Bruno Caboclo