So far we have gone through the 15 best free-agent point guards and shooting guards.

Today, here is a look at the 15 best free-agent small forwards. Like the shooting guards, some of these players were a part of two or more rosters during the 2018-19 season but I only mentioned their season statistics from the most recent team they had played for.

15. Mario Hezonja

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  • Team: New York Knicks
  • Season stats: 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 58 games (24 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The former #5 overall selection from 2015 has not lived up to his draft status but had a solid season for the Knicks this past year. He had his moments and is an athletic wing, so he could get some looks this offseason.

14. James Ennis III

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  • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Season stats: 5.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 18 games (two starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Ennis has bounced around the league but his size (6’7″, 210) and athleticism will get him some looks from teams that want to add another bench piece.

13. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

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  • Team: Brooklyn Nets
  • Season stats: 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 59 games (21 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (team declined Qualifying Offer)

The Nets decided to decline Hollis-Jefferson’s qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. He may not be in the team’s long term plans but his ability to defend multiple positions will get him some looks this offseason.

12. Thabo Sefolosha

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  • Team: Utah Jazz
  • Season stats: 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 50 games (two starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Sefolosha is an established veteran that can shoot from three and defend. His 43.6% from three will get him interest from teams lacking bench players that can make a difference when called upon.

11. DeMarre Carroll

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  • Team: Brooklyn Nets
  • Season stats: 11.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 67 games (8 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The journeyman is a solid defender and three-point shooter wherever he has played. Carroll can also play the power forward spot if a team wants to go with a small-ball lineup.

10. Wilson Chandler

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  • Team: Los Angeles Clippers
  • Season stats: 4.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 15 games (one start)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Chandler split time between the 76ers and Clippers this past season. The 11-year veteran can still give you quality minutes and could be a nice locker room addition to a team looking for a veteran presence.

9. Rudy Gay

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  • Team: San Antonio Spurs
  • Season stats: 13.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 69 games (51 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Gay is has been a solid scorer throughout his career. He had a career-high in shooting (50.4%) and three-point percentages (40.2%). His recent improvements in that department would get him plenty of looks this offseason.

8. Jabari Parker

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  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Season stats: 15.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 25 games
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The former #2 overall selection has shown he can score in the NBA. His injury history, however, has hurt his chances to make an impact.

7. Trevor Ariza

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  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Season stats: 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 43 games (43 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

At 33, Ariza is still a solid 3-and-D wing that can still give you quality minutes. With the Wizards in a rebuild, they’ll let him walk and join a playoff-caliber team.

6. Kelly Oubre Jr.

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  • Team: Phoenix Suns
  • Season stats: 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks, 40 games (12 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

Oubre had a limited role when he was with the Wizards but was more productive when the Suns acquired him and gave him a bigger role. An athletic wing that showed in a larger role, he can be productive.

5. Harrison Barnes

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  • Team: Sacramento Kings
  • Season stats: 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 28 games (28 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

Barnes was acquired by the Kings at the trade deadline and surprisingly opted out of $25.1 million contract for the 2019-20 season. He is looking for long-term security and after a solid short-run with the Kings, they may want to keep him around.

4. Bojan Bogdanović

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  • Team: Indiana Pacers
  • Season stats: 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 81 games (81 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The former 2011 second-round is coming off two solid back-to-back seasons as the starting small forward for the Pacers. Bogdanovič averaged career highs across the board this past season, including a 49.7 shooting percentage (42.5% from three). The Pacers did trade for TJ Warren, so he may be playing elsewhere.

3. Khris Middleton

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  • Team: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Season stats: 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 77 games (77 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Player Option

The former 2012 second-round pick has developed into a great player for the Bucks. The first-time All-Star can score while also being a reliable defender. The team will do whatever they can to keep him but could cash out nicely this summer.

2. Kevin Durant

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  • Team: Golden State Warriors
  • Season stats: 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.1 blocks, 78 games (78 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

If not for the Achilles injury he suffered in the Finals, Durant would have easily been number one on this list. Still, he is one of if not the best player in the NBA. The potential of missing the 2019-20 season may hurt his interest but given his career accolades and ability to score 30 with ease, he’ll still get a lot of interest.

1. Kawhi Leonard

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  • Team: Toronto Raptors
  • Season stats: 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals, 60 games (60 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

The Raptors took a huge gamble and it paid off with there first NBA Championship in franchise history. Leonard is probably the top free agent in all of the positions given what he did in the regular season and playoffs.

He declined his player option but is open to joining the Raptors once again. He’ll meet with teams like the Los Angeles Clippers but look for the Raptors to do whatever they can to secure him in a long-term contract.


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