Who are the best small forwards currently in the NBA? Running out Leonard for 75-plus games before the playoffs is at best unnecessary and at worst self-sabotage. Everything else is the same as ever. Positions can be changed from last season if a team's depth chart calls for it. Stephen Curry, Buddy Hield, Kyle Korver, CJ McCollum, JJ Redick and Klay Thomspon are the only other players who have hit as many threes since 2015-16 while shooting at least 40 percent from beyond the arc. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.ALL-TIME #NBARANKWe counted down the greatest players in NBA history. It is very much wait-and-see, but James is going on 35 and playing with a top-seven superstar nearly a decade younger. As symbolized by his underhanded free throw style, he used whatever method he could to win. Chicago Bulls (1987-1998, 2003-2004), Houston Rockets (1998-1999), Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2003), Honors Kevin Durant isn't expected to play at all, so he'll be excluded. Orlando does not have the rotation equity for Aaron Gordon to settle into the role he was ostensibly born to play: that of a floor-running, lob-catching finisher who wreaks defensive havoc on assignments from the inside out. ALL-TIME #NBARANKAll-Time #NBArank: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 56 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-15 | 16-20 | 21-2526-30 | 31-35 | 36-40 | 41-45 | 46-50 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100, We counted down the greatest players in NBA history. -- Adams, All-Time #NBArank: The Top 10 small forwards in league history, Agent: Heat, Adebayo agree to 5-year extension, Ingram, Pelicans agree to 5-year max extension, VanVleet: Raptors back to pre-Kawhi advantage, Jazz to allow limited number of fans at games, Warriors' new addition Oubre takes shot at Suns, Cousins picks Rockets as sides reach 1-year deal, Harrell: 'Doesn't seem' that Clips wanted me back, 2020 NBA free agency and trades: Latest buzz, news and reports, Sports world reacts to the death of halftime entertainment legend and 'Quick Change' legend David Maas, Fantasy NBA: Why this is the best season to give it a try, Rondo thanks Lakers, reaches deal with Hawks, Allen Iverson cleats, SpongeBob and lots of denim: Best of NFL Week 11 arrivals. Story posted 3 days ago in Sports, CommRadio by Sam Kirk . They can only hope Gordon becomes more efficient in those situations over time, and entering Year 6, he doesn't have much left before the he-is-what-he-is default prevails. Gone is the niche—and therefore prohibitive—role he assumed behind Bradley Beal and John Wall. 20.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, .439 FG%, The player None of them were rookies. -- Peterson, How dominant was Bird's peak? Klay Thompson is being billed as a small forward after the Golden State Warriors' addition of D'Angelo Russell. That will say more about his value than whether he'll see most of his reps at a given spot. It has been a while since we've seen a LeBron James revenge season. Barnes hits enough of his set threes for bystander duty but has shown the side-to-side amble required to attack closeouts and go one-on-one. Having an awesome small forward gives any NBA team a huge advantage. -- Adande, One of the great sidekicks in NBA history and, as he proved in 1993-94, capable of being more than what was required of him during his prime years. Last season, his first and only with the Toronto Raptors, gauged the depth of his plug-and-playness. 1 clearly isn't the answer. Harrison Barnes, president of Entering Free Agency at the Most Opportune Time, has slid back into the underappreciated ranks. But his long-term outlook could still be compromised. His mid-range jumper isn't the shot you live with; it is the shot you game-plan around, insofar as you even can. Finding the right spot for Thompson is then a matter of both his recovery and abbreviated availability. -- Broussard, Right on schedule at age 27, he's reaching his full potential.