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

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322 152
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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217 91
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

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238 105
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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269 126
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

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157 94
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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161 100
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

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111 98
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

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43 26
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

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48 39
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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35 36
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Brandon Ingram Los Angeles Lakers

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Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Robert Covington Philadelphia 76ers

The Best Current NBA Centers

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks

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27 36
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jabari Parker Milwaukee Bucks

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Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Trevor Ariza Houston Rockets

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33 48
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Harrison Barnes Dallas Mavericks

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12 17
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Kyle Korver Cleveland Cavaliers

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Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Kelly Oubre Jr. Washington Wizards

The Best Geek Movies

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic

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27 43
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Otto Porter Jr. Washington Wizards

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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Tyreke Evans Memphis Grizzlies

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Justise Winslow Miami Heat

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8 14
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

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6 11
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Bogdan Bogdanović

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jae Crowder Cleveland Cavaliers

The Top Current NBA Players

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Danny Green San Antonio Spurs

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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Marcus Morris Boston Celtics

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Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Mario Hezonja

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1 4
Paul Zipser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Paul Zipser

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1 4
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added P. J. Tucker

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11 20
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jeff Green Cleveland Cavaliers

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20 36
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Joe Johnson Utah Jazz

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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15 29
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Tobias Harris Detroit Pistons

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9 19
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets

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2 8
Norman Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Norman Powell

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7 16
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jerami Grant Oklahoma City Thunder

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James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added James Johnson Miami Heat

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6 15
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Bojan Bogdanović Indiana Pacers

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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rudy Gay San Antonio Spurs

The Best NBA Arenas

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DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added DeMarre Carroll Brooklyn Nets

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6 16
Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Omri Casspi Golden State Warriors

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6 16
Doug McDermott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Doug McDermott New York Knicks

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14 31
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Danilo Gallinari Los Angeles Clippers

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5 15
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Rondae Hollis-jefferson Brooklyn Nets

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Justin Jackson Sacramento Kings

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6 17
Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic

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12 28
Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gerald Green Milwaukee Bucks