Ranking the 30 Starting Small Forwards in the NBA
30.) New Orleans Pelicans
With Solomon Hill out for the year, the position is wide open for the Pelicans as they debate for in-house options or who is left on the free agent market. At this point, they have to be last.
29.) Paul Zipser – Chicago Bulls
The Zipser phenomena should ride into next season as it’s a battle between him and Justin Holiday at the starting small forward spot. I can’t believe I’m writing about Paul Zipser.
28.) Garrett Temple – Sacramento Kings
The Kings have a few different options with rookie Justin Jackson, Vince Carter and Temple. Any one of them could start, but we give Temple the nod right now.
27.) DeMarre Carroll – Brooklyn Nets
It was just a few years ago that Carroll was playing his best basketball with the Atlanta Hawks. Now, Carroll is a salary dump to Brooklyn where he should give the Nets a veteran presence on the wing.
26.) Terrence Ross – Orlando Magic
Orlando is another team that could go anywhere at small forward, but we give Ross the edge at the moment. A streaky shooter, Ross needs to provide a more consistent impact on both ends of the floor to move up in these rankings.