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Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Posted on: August 8, 2009 7:08 pm
 
1. LeBron James 6-8 Cleveland Cavaliers

Analysis: Clearly the best at age 24. Led his team in scoring every year in the league. The current league MVP and arguably the best player in the league. Fills up the stat sheet night after night.

2. Carmelo Anthony 6-8 Denver Nuggets

Analysis: Didn't have his best season statistically. But Anthony improved overall as a player. Anthony became a reliable 3pt shooter, a better defender, and had the best post season of his carrer.

3. Kevin Durant 6-10 Oklahoma Thunder

Analysis: Averaged over 25 pts per game in his second year in the league. Despite people complaining about his small frame, he has become a very productive player. He should've been the #1 pick in the 2007 draft.

4. Danny Granger 6-9 Indiana Pacers

Analysis: Most Improved Player in the league and one the best scorers at the 3. Averaged over a steal and almost a block and a half last season. Can create his own and is an underrated defender.

5. Paul Pierce 6-7 Boston Celtics

Analysis: Would probably be #3 or #2 on many people's list, but is very overrated to me. Yes he is a very clutch player and one the league's best players with the ball in his hands, but when he doesn't have the ball on offense he doesn't do much. Last year in the playoffs he struggled to defend John Salmons and looked the paul pierce of 2005 on the defensive end.

6. Caron Butler 6-8 Washington Wizards

Analysis: A very underrated player around the league. Averaged 20.8 pts, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. Plays the passing lanes well. With the Wizards healthy look for Butler to return to the all-star game.

7. Hedo Turkoglu 6-10 Toronto Magic

Analysis: Awesome postseason performance earned him a big contract with the Raptors. He made clutch play after clutch play. He was Orlando's best offensive player. He shoots the well, is a decent rebounder, and a great passer at the 3.

8. Ron Artest 6-8 Los Angeles Lakers

Analysis: The league's best defender at the small forward position. Shot almost 40% from the 3pt line last season. Will fit in perfectly with Kobe and the Lakers.

9. Richard Jefferson 6-7 San Antonio Spurs

Analysis: Averaged 19.7 points and shot over 39% from the 3pt line. Will propel the Spurs back into the championship conversation.

10. Rudy Gay 6-9 Memphis Grizzles

Analysis: Regressed in the 2008-2009 season, but was still solid averaging 18.9 pts per game. Look for him to improve in his 4th year in the NBA.

Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2009 2:16 pm
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

First of all, I'm a big fan of Steven Jackson, but by no means is he better than Rudy Gay. His numbers were bloated by the amount of shots he takes and the system he played in. He also only played 59 games. He shot 41% and that is not gonna cut it if you want to be considered top 10.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2009 11:34 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Come on no Stephen Jackson. He was the 3rd best SF in the Western Conf. behind Melo and Durant. Need analysis 20.7ppg 5.1reb 6.5ast. 40min per game. His numbers were identical if not better than Caron Bulter's. 



Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2009 11:30 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Danny Granger at #2?   I liked what I saw in Granger, but he needs to step up his defence a bit more in order to be considered that high.



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2009 10:17 pm
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Most of this I can agree to except for "HEDOn't play defense" Turkoglu. Are you serious?? He's not even in the top 20. Lol, he wasn't even the third best player on the Magic this past season. (When Nelson's healthy). There's a guy named Rashard Lewis on the Magic that is waayy better than Turk and he was playin outta position. And just to let you know, he didn't make clutch play after clutch play, holding the ball until the clock runs out and pulling a fadeaway 3 doesn't make him a clutch shooter. Trust me, he made us lose alot more games than he won pulling that crap. But anyway, there are a lot more names that could be thrown in here but you can't please everyone, overall you did a nice job ranking them, (other than Turk).



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 11:49 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

It is true that Paul Pierce led the C's in scoring, but in the postseason Rondo and Ray Allen were running the show. Pierce struggled on defense and was exposed to be an average defender when Garnett is not there to back him up.



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2009 11:25 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

How is that?Sorry, I'm not here to play "stupid" with anyone, because I just made an entire page of posts explaining my opinion.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2009 1:11 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Durant is too high.
How is that?



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 1:06 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Yeah, but according to the logic of most NBA fans nowadays, Troy Murphy is an All-Star-caliber player since he averaged over a double-double (14 and 11) this past season (LOL).He's not an all-star. Averaging a double-double puts you in the range of good player. However, it doesn't make you an automatic all star.Winning > Stats.so, will you admit that Kobe Bryant is the best player in the NBA?



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2009 1:04 am
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

Yeah, but according to the logic of most NBA fans nowadays, Troy Murphy is an All-Star-caliber player since he averaged over a double-double (14 and 11) this past season (LOL).

Winning > Stats. 



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2009 10:27 pm
 

Top 10 Small Forwards in the NBA

god, winning is so freaking overrated when judging individual players. You realize it takes a supporting cast to win right? Mike Dunleavy? Troy Murphy? Real stars right there. Granger/Durant > Paul Pierce.

Everyone hates the Celtics? IMO, they're the second best team in the NBA if they stay healthy. So yea, I'm a hater.


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