COOKIE CONSENT
Create
Notifications
Favorites Edit

NBA 2018-19 Season: Top 10 Small Forwards Today

SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
634   //    11 Oct 2018, 20:14 IST

Enter caption

The small forward position is probably the most top-heavy conventional basketball position in the NBA today. The very best players in the world are predominantly 3s, and there's a pretty big chasm between the cream of the position and the mid-pack guys in terms of talent, skill and championship aspirations.

The gap between the #1 player and #10 players on the top 10 small forwards list is far greater than the gap at any other position, and that's no exaggeration.

Going into the 2018-19 season, we decided to rank the best small forwards in the league by default position. Read through to find out where the likes of Gordon Hayward, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo land here:


#10 Otto Porter Jr

San Antonio Spurs v Washington Wizards

Pure box score statistics don't illustrate the variety of ways in which Otto Porter has grown ever since entering the league with a reputation as one of the best marksmen in college basketball. The 24-year-old is one of the best 3-and-D players in the league today, and he has consistently ranked among the top 10 shooters in the league by 3-point percentage, finishing 3rd across the NBA last season

The Georgetown product maintained his status averaged a career-high 14.7 points per game to go with 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.8 triples nightly. Given Washington's ball-dominant backcourt, Porter is just the perfect fit. There's no doubt that he's one of the better players across the league at what he does, despite having probably hit his peak already.

1 / 10 NEXT
Topics you might be interested in:
SENIOR ANALYST
Started as an Arsenal fan at the age of 6. Became a Ronaldo and a Real Madrid fan after the 2002 World Cup. Bandwagon Celtics fan this season, though I've watched the NBA with increasing frequency over the past 14 years or so. Played both games with my high school team at some of the highest levels there are in India. Played against East Bengal u-17s in college. A member of Mercurial FC, 1st division Amateur League team in Bangalore.
Fetching more content...