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The Top Small Forwards of the NBA 2012-13

August 31st, 2012 at 2:29 PM
By Gordon Robinson

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In today's game most of the young stars of the NBA are playing the small forward position. It allows guys to be able to handle the ball and use their post up skills to get the ball in the basket. The NBA is now full of players that are tall, long and athletic and these guys are providing some of the best entertainment that the game has ever seen. Today, we will rank the small forwards of today's NBA. It has been a challenge to put these guys in order from one through five and after that we will also provide a list of some guys that are on the rise. 

The Top Five Small Forwards of the NBA

  1. LeBron James (Miami Heat)
  2. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  3. Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
  4. Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)
  5. Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)

The Next Best Small Forwards In the Game

  1. Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers)
  2. Gerald Wallace (Brooklyn Nets)
  3. Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls)
  4. Evan Turner (Philadelphia 76ers)
  5. Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings)

Players on the Rise

  1. Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
  2. DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
  3. Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)

Continue to check in with us as we wrap up our rankings with the last installment that features the top power forwards of the game. As always feel free to send in your rankings, questions and comments.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, NBA, Paul Pierce, Rudy Gay

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