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List Rules Only current NBA Small Forwards. 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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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237 115
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

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153 63
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

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204 96
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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122 67
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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119 65
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

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76 67
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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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Brandon Ingram Los Angeles Lakers

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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jabari Parker Milwaukee Bucks

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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Kyle Korver Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks

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

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10 12
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Marcus Morris Boston Celtics

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Justise Winslow Miami Heat

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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Tyreke Evans Memphis Grizzlies

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets

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Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jeff Green Cleveland Cavaliers

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3 4
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

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5 7
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Robert Covington Philadelphia 76ers

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Justin Jackson Sacramento Kings

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Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Trevor Ariza Houston Rockets

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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Joe Johnson Utah Jazz

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4 8
Doug McDermott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Doug McDermott New York Knicks

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3 7
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Evan Fournier Orlando Magic

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3 7
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Rondae Hollis-jefferson Brooklyn Nets

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Justin Holiday is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Justin Holiday Chicago Bulls

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3 7
Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Omri Casspi Golden State Warriors

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James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added James Johnson Miami Heat

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2 6
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Jerami Grant Oklahoma City Thunder

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DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added DeMarre Carroll Brooklyn Nets

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4 9
Thabo Sefolosha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Thabo Sefolosha Utah Jazz

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Evan Turner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Evan Turner Portland Trail Blazers

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3 9
Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Kent Bazemore Atlanta Hawks

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Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Al-Farouq Aminu Portland Trail Blazers

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2 8
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Bojan Bogdanović Indiana Pacers

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2 8
Glenn Robinson III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
TRENT13 added Glenn Robinson III Indiana Pacers

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Jae Crowder Cleveland Cavaliers

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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Tobias Harris Detroit Pistons

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Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Otto Porter Jr. Washington Wizards

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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rudy Gay San Antonio Spurs

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9 22
Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Terrence Ross Orlando Magic

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8 21
Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Gerald Green Milwaukee Bucks