Ranking the 30 Starting Small Forwards in the NBA
5.) Jimmy Butler – Minnesota Timberwolves
Butler comes to Minny where he immediately is the second best player on the team behind Towns. He is one of the 15-20 best players in the league.
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4.) Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwuakee Bucks
Giannis is the next face of the NBA as he continues to rise up the best players in the league rankings. Even though he is the best prospect under 24 years old, he still has ways to go offensively before he passes anyone above him on this list.
3.) Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs
Leonard is the best two-way player in the game and is my third best player in the league behind the two guys above him on this list.
2.) Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors
Durant is coming off his dream season in Golden State and for the first time in his career, can have a legitimate case for being the best player in the world.
1.) LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
He never slows down and never seems to age. LeBron is still the best overall player in the world, but his reign is coming to an end.
Next: Ranking Starting Shooting Guards
Tomorrow, we will turn our attention to the power forward spot where we see where Dirk Nowitzki matches up with other starting power forwards in the game.