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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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1,514 520
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers
2
1,231 509
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks
3
1,296 588
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors
4
1,135 480
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors
5
922 334
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder
6
632 426
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves
7
545 339
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics
8
450 332
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Philadelphia 76ers
9
574 471
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics
10
349 319
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics
11
279 241
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Lorenz Sioson added Los Angeles Lakers
12
247 198
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers
13
165 157
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Samael Chao added Utah Jazz
14
254 326
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors
15
196 248
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Dallas Mavericks
16
170 215
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
San Antonio Spurs
17
199 261
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards
18
305 537
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Houston Rockets
19
63 51
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Charlotte Hornets
20
58 51
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
New York Knicks
21
122 154
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Phoenix Suns
22
141 240
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Utah Jazz
23
105 148
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Houston Rockets
24
125 180
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns
25
109 162
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors