The Top 10 Small Forwards in NBA History

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The Top 10 Small Forwards in NBA History

In the first three lists in this series, centers, point guards, and shooting guards were profiled.

In the fourth installment of this series, small forwards will be ranked.

The small forward position is very similar to the shooting guard position, and therefore the criteria are similar.

Because a team's small forward is typically his team's top scorer, scoring ability has a lot of importance, but so too does defense since the small forward position typically has to guard the other team's top scorer.

Additionally, rebounding and passing take on a larger role since a small forward is technically part of the front court. To be a great small forward, a player has to be very versatile.

Like other positions, winning is important, and even to a larger extent than a lot of the other positions since there have been so many great small forwards. Other criteria include toughness, desire, ability in the clutch and importance to their team and their era.

Here are the top 10 small forwards of all time.

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