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Encyclopedia > Small forward

The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. Small forwards are typically somewhat shorter, quicker, and leaner than power forwards and centers, but on occasion are just as tall. The small forward position is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the main five basketball positions, due to the nature of its role. Most current NBA small forwards are between 6'5"/1.96 m and 6'9"/2.06 m in height. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Famous small forwards include Julius Erving, Rick Barry, John Havlicek, Chris Mullin, James Worthy, Larry Bird, Bernard King, Scottie Pippen and many others. Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ... Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and a former American basketball player. ... James Ager Worthy (born February 27, 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players...


Small forwards are primarily responsible for scoring points and also often as secondary or tertiary rebounders behind the power forwards and centers, although a few who play as point forwards have considerable passing responsibilities. Many small forwards in professional basketball, however, are prolific scorers. The styles with which small forwards amass their points vary widely, as some players at the position like the Hornets' Peja Stojaković are very accurate straight up shooters, while others like the Sacramento Kings' Ron Artest prefer to "bang inside", initiate and/or not shy away from physical contact with opposing players, while others are primarily slashers such as Carmelo Anthony. One common thread between all kinds of small forwards is an ability to "get to the line", that is have opposing players called for committing shooting fouls against them, as fouls are frequently called on the defense when offensive players "take the ball hard" to the basket, that is, aggressively attempt post-up plays, lay-ups, or slam dunks. Therefore, accurate foul shooting is an imperative skill for small forwards, many of whom record a large portion of their points from the foul line. The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... Point forward is an unofficial playing position in basketball for those who share the attributes of both a point guard and a forward. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Predrag Peja Stojaković (born June 9, 1977) is a Serbian basketball player for the NBAs New Orleans Hornets. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Ronald (Ron) William Artest Jr. ... Carmelo Anthony (born May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. ... Allen Iverson performing a high percentage layup. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ...


Defense is often a major priority for small forwards, who are often counted on using their athleticism and size as defensive advantages. Shawn Marion of the Miami Heat and Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons who with their length and athleticism are able to guard any position on the floor and are often called upon to do so. Bruce Bowen of the San Antonio Spurs, while not a star offensive player, is a masterful and tenacious defender, both on the perimeter and closer to the hoop. Former small forwards known for their defensive abilities include Scottie Pippen, one of the best one-on-one defenders in the NBA for most of his career. In sport, defense (AmE) and defence (CwE) is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980, in Compton, California) is an American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players...


List of small forwards

See also: Category:Small forwards
Basketball positions
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Guards Basketball half-court 1. Point guard Guard (PG/SG)
2. Shooting guard Swingman (SG/SF)
Forwards 3. Small forward
4. Power forward Forward (SF/PF)
Center 5. Center Forward-center (PF/C)
This article is about a basketball player. ... Swingman is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward and shooting guard positions; and, in essence, swing between the shooting guard and small forward positions. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980, in Compton, California) is an American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. ... Travis Marquez Outlaw (born September 18, 1984 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a professional basketball player currently with the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Carmelo Anthony (born May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. ... Image File history File links Basketball_positions. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A tweener in basketball is a term, sometimes used derisively, for a player who is able to play two positions, but is not ideally suited to play either position exclusively, so he/she is said to be in between. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Swingman is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward and shooting guard positions; and, in essence, swing between the shooting guard and small forward positions. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. ...

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