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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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1,272 347
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

2
901 408
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks

3
882 386
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors

4
1,020 485
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

5
690 299
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

6
508 335
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

7
423 231
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

8
512 347
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

9
340 225
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Philadelphia 76ers

10
289 222
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Boston Celtics

11
202 149
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Lorenz Sioson added Los Angeles Lakers

12
150 151
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers

13
272 430
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Houston Rockets

14
104 94
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Samael Chao added Utah Jazz

15
125 158
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

16
151 197
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

17
198 270
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Golden State Warriors

18
151 202
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards

19
20 10
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Charlotte Hornets

20
102 138
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns

21
117 198
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Utah Jazz

22
55 118
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
JakeHum added Phoenix Suns

23
81 117
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
arnas added Phoenix Suns

24
62 88
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Mert Pekmezci added Indiana Pacers

25
85 125
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Toronto Raptors

26
14 15
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
New York Knicks

27
70 115
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Rusty Shackelford added Houston Rockets

28
10 15
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Phoenix Suns

29
24 47
Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Sacramento Kings

30
5 19
Chandler Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Chicago Bulls

31
4 18
Troy Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Small Forwards
Washington Wizards