Los Angeles Clippers: Top 5 Small Forwards of All-Time

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No. 2: Ken Norman

Coming in at 2nd place is a small forward who not only contributed many years of his career to the Clippers, but consistently delivered as well. Ken Norman played for the Clips from his rookie season in 1987 until 1993, and became one of the best scorers and tough defenders in franchise history.

From playing just 21.7 minutes in his first year, Norman’s playing time soared to 37.8 minutes per game the following season as his performance reached a whole new level. With career highs in points (18.1), rebounds (8.3), steals (1.3) and assists (3.5) per game, Norman had a sophomore season to remember. It put him on the map as a player who could provide some promise to a struggling Clippers team, and kickstarted his career as a top wing player at both ends of the floor.

His playing time slowly dipped after his second year to around 33 minutes a night for the rest of his time in L.A., but Norman continue to score and rebound at a terrific rate; especially for a 6’8″ small forward.

As you can see in the video above, he had a powerful physique to finish well through contact and power through taller opponents as he elevated for rebounds. He used that same strength and explosiveness to protect the rim too, as is shown by his 0.8 blocks per game during his time with the Clippers.

After all his efforts, Ken Norman ended his time with the Clippers ranked 8th in scoring with 6,432 points, 10th in rebounds with 2,916, and 10th in steals with 403.

His tenacity helped him become an all-time great in the history of the franchise, and he has the numbers to prove it.

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