Small forward is one of the hardest positions to guard in the NBA. Today’s typical small forward blends a smooth outside game with strong ball handling and post up moves. While the shooting guard position is running bare in regards to depth, the league is loaded right now at forward as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant could all be ranked as top five players in the entire NBA.
Catch our list of the top small forwards in the NBA below:
#5 Demar DeRozan
Demar Derozan showed amazing growth in his 5th NBA season as he posted career highs across the board, as his 22.7 points per game were good for ninth in the L. As a result of his strong play in the first half of the season, Demar made his first all-star game appearance. Toronto posted their best record in a decade as well, as they pushed the Nets to the brink in the first round of the Playoffs. There is much to be excited about if you are a Raptors fan, as their key players are locked into contracts and expanding their game. If Demar improves his jumper, he could become an elite basketball player in the next two years.