Welcome to the dog days of the NBA calendar! Although we’re still waiting on Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe to (most likely) re-sign with their respective teams, free agency is all but done with and the 2014 FIBA World Cup is still a few weeks away. So what can we do to pass the time between now and the beginning of a new NBA cycle? NBA Rankings, of course!
Since there are still a few minor pieces floating around from free agency, we’re going to hold off on our preseason team rankings for a little while longer. But until then, we’ll be ranking the top 10 players in the NBA at each position for the upcoming 2014-15 season. We’ve already covered the top 10 point guards and the top 10 shooting guards, so today we’re moving on to the small forward position.
Not only will we be factoring in everyone’s 2013-14 performance, but we’ll also be factoring in age, injury history, advanced statistics, importance to their team, the conference they play in and much more. Let’s get started.
Honorable Mentions: Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce, Danilo Gallinari, Nick Young, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, Draymond Green, Shawn Marion, P.J. Tucker, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Terrence Ross, Tyreke Evans, Evan Turner and Andrei Kirilenko
Editor’s Note: Paul George’s leg injury means he won’t be playing next season, so he doesn’t make the list for that reason. Josh Smith is more of a power forward, so we’ll get to him next edition.