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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
1,353 399
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

2
1,004 440
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks

3
969 424
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors

4
1,101 520
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

5
773 309
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

6
548 367
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

7
458 267
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

8
378 250
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Philadelphia 76ers

9
528 395
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

10
307 250
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

11
221 183
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Lorenz Sioson added Los Angeles Lakers

12
187 162
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers

13
176 215
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards

14
122 113
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Samael Chao added Utah Jazz

15
141 175
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

16
167 213
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

17
280 472
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Houston Rockets

18
210 288
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

19
36 24
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Charlotte Hornets

20
113 152
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns

21
29 27
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
New York Knicks

22
66 134
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
JakeHum added Phoenix Suns

23
124 214
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Utah Jazz

24
94 131
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Phoenix Suns

25
95 136
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors