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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 2018-2019 rookie SFs, like Troy Brown Jr., Miles Bridges, Mikal Bridges, Chandler Hutchison, and Kevin Knox.

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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1,218 329
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

2
854 390
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks

3
977 465
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

4
836 363
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors

5
655 290
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

6
489 315
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

7
400 215
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

8
498 323
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

9
327 207
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Philadelphia 76ers

10
277 206
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

11
186 133
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Lorenz Sioson added Los Angeles Lakers

12
135 140
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers

13
265 404
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Houston Rockets

14
97 80
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Samael Chao added Utah Jazz

15
146 187
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

16
194 258
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

17
144 192
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards

18
115 152
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

19
113 188
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Utah Jazz

20
94 132
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns

21
49 110
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
JakeHum added Phoenix Suns

22
58 79
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Mert Pekmezci added Indiana Pacers

23
11 6
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Charlotte Hornets

24
80 118
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors

25
74 113
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Washington Wizards

26
8 7
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
New York Knicks

27
67 106
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Houston Rockets

28
6 7
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns

29
3 10
Chandler Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Chicago Bulls

30
2 9
Troy Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards

31
18 40
Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Sacramento Kings