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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31360983 From large to small From+large+to+small NBA

The small forward position in the NBA boasts the two best players in the league in Kevin Durant (left) and LeBron James (right). After that? It's slim pickings. There are some rising stars and fading stars, but few great players in their primes. Check out our 10 best small forwards in the league today.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31364441 LeBron James, Miami Heat LeBron+James%2C+Miami+Heat NBA

Calling LeBron the best small forward in the league doesn't do justice to his versatility and dominance as a player. He's always been more of a point forward, leading his team in assists. Last season he played more than ever at power forward, flaunting an improved post game, and defended every position on the court. With his first ring to go along with three MVP awards, there's no longer anything small about James' stature in the sport.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31364442 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin+Durant%2C+Oklahoma+City+Thunder NBA

It's not just his three straight scoring titles that make Durant a special player. It's also his fervent desire to improve every aspect of his game. Last season Durant was a much better rebounder, passer and defender in leading Oklahoma City to the NBA Finals. Still only 24, it may not be long before he's a champion and the best player in the world. But right now, those attributes belong to the No. 1 guy on this list.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31360984 Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks Carmelo+Anthony%2C+New+York+Knicks NBA

'Melo remains one of the most unstoppable scorers in the world, as he showed again during the London Olympics. In nine NBA seasons, he's never averaged fewer than 20 points. At the same time, he's only won two playoff series in his career and been knocked for his defense and shot selection. Unless he figures out how to mesh with Amar'e Stoudemire and do the little things necessary to win, he and the Knicks will be underachievers.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31360985 Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics Paul+Pierce%2C+Boston+Celtics NBA

He can't create his shot quite as easily as before, but Pierce, 34, still has plenty of game. The step-back jumper remains deadly, as does his 3-point stroke. He's also as cocky as ever and as dangerous as anyone in the league with the ball in his hands late in a game. And that's The Truth.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31369229 Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls Luol+Deng%2C+Chicago+Bulls NBA

Deng has been a consistent and efficient scorer for most of his eight-year NBA career, but a wrist injury caused his shooting percentage to plunge last season. He elected not to have surgery in order to represent Great Britain in the London Olympics, leaving doubts about his health, but the Bulls will be relying on him to take on a bigger role as Derrick Rose recovers from a torn ACL.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31364443 Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies Rudy+Gay%2C+Memphis+Grizzlies NBA

Gay is like many of the small forwards on this list. A very good player, but not quite a star. He's stayed at roughly the same level for five years, averaging between 18.9 and 20.1 points each season. Now, at 26, the question is whether he'll ever take the next step. He has the ability to do it, and after his Team USA snub he says he has the motivation. The Grizzlies sure hope so. We'll see.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31364726 Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers Danny+Granger%2C+Indiana+Pacers NBA

Granger was a prolific scorer on bad Pacers teams early in his career. His role has diminished as Indiana has improved, but he remains the team's No. 1 offensive option and a deadly 3-point shooter. The rest of his game hasn't developed enough to make him an elite player, which is a little disappointing for a team that could really use a genuine star.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31364446 Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets Danilo+Gallinari%2C+Denver+Nuggets NBA

One of many weapons in Denver's high-octane offense, Gallinari seems to fit the stereotype of a sweet-shooting but soft European swingman. Yet he's willing to do the dirty work of drawing fouls and playing defense. The key for the 24-year-old Italian is staying healthy and continuing to expand his game. If so, he could become an All-Star and the Nuggets may emerge as contenders in the West.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31360986 Gerald Wallace, Brooklyn Nets Gerald+Wallace%2C+Brooklyn+Nets NBA

With Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez as teammates, Wallace figures to be Brooklyn's fourth offensive option. But that should allow him to do what he does best: hustle and play defense. The Nets want to be a gritty, tenacious team as they move into their new home, and it's Wallace who most embodies that attitude.

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NBA 73 43 NBA's top 10 small forwards 31363501 Nic Batum, Portland Trail Blazers Nic+Batum%2C+Portland+Trail+Blazers NBA

One of the best perimeter defenders in the league, Batum is also a good 3-point shooter and smooth athlete. But Portland's decision to match Minnesota's four-year, $46 million offer for the 23-year-old Frenchman was based more on potential than performance. The Blazers hope Batum develops into a more assertive player who puts his stamp on each game. He's been a role player, but now he's paid like a star.

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