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The Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA



1. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is an all-time talent who is stuck on a terrible organization. He has zero weaknesses besides health. If he and Randle can stay healthy, and if Jrue can have another year like last years, the Pelicans would only be lacking depth from being a conference finals contenders. Perhaps one of the best Power Forwards of all time, there's no argument that he isn't number 1 right now. 

2. Draymond Green

Draymond Green might be one of the best defenders of all time. He can fully guard every position, lead the defense, and rebound, all while being undersized at his position. You can typically tell how little somebody understands about basketball depending on their opinion of Draymond Green. Highlight/box score watchers and the "the NBA is rigged" or "the NBA sucks now" squad almost always think Draymond isn't top 5 at his position, some even say not top 10, which is insane. On offense, Draymond is an amazing playmaker and pushes on the fast break. He's a solid shooter who will dive for offensive boards. Without him the Warriors are a completely different team. 

3. Kristaps Porzingis

Porzingod lives up to his name, and yes I know he's injured. Already an amazing shooter, Kristaps has become one of the best rim protectors and will occasionally guard SFs as well. His offensive game is largely spot ups and drives but is still incredibly hard to defend because of his mix of speed, shooting, and height. If he can add some playmaking he could easily jump up to number 2 or maybe even 1 in a few years. 

4. LaMarcus Aldridge

The Spurs and Popovich have done wonders for LA. Last year he was incredible and carried the Spurs. His offense has always been great, but his defense is only average. His pairing with Demar DeRozan should work well in the Spurs' system as they are both willing passers who can consistently shoot well and get easy shots in the paint and right around it. 

5. Kevin Love

Kevin Love doesn't want to play center, or in the paint at all really. Which is very unfortunate because he makes the biggest impact when he's in the paint being physical. While he's slimmed down he's still a very good rebounder and one of the best shooters at his position and a solid passer and fast break starter. If it weren't for his inconsistency and his defense, he could jump all the way up to the 3rd spot, but that's just how inconsistent he has been. 

6. Blake Griffin

Although he's lost some of his bounce and aggression, he's still a very good player in this league. One of the best playmakers at his position and now a solid mid range shooter. If he could transition into a high post/playmaking forward who can be used for a pick and pop play with Drummond on the opposite side. He should be very interesting to watch next year to see if he returns to All Star form. 

7. Paul Millsap

Another great shooter at the PF position, he might begin to slip more as he ages, but he fits very well in Denver with Jokic running the team as the primary playmaker. His defense is basically gone but on offense he is very useful as he is a great shooter who can drive and kick to keep the defense honest. 

8. Dario Saric 

Dario can do a little bit of everything, If his shot and defense were more consistent he'd be a lot higher on this list. His playmaking didn't turn out to be as good as it seemed it would be from his clips of his play in Europe, but he is still very good. He is definitely an important "glue guy" piece for the future of the Sixers. 

9. Lauri Markkanen 

If Lauri Markkanen was drafted into a perfect fit, playoff team like Donovan Mitchell was, every Mitchell fan and Ben Simmons hater would've been on Lauri's bandwagon instead. He has the potential and skill set to become the next Dirk Nowitzki. His shooting is amazing, even with him being the only shooter on his team. His defense needs improvement but he has the quickness to defend pick and rolls eventually. He should rise up on this list quickly. 

10. Serge Ibaka

His offense has fallen off, but his defense is still solid... for the first half. He's listed at 29, which is a lie, but he's starting to play like he's 35, which is probably closer to his actual age. Still very valuable, but not somebody you'd want as your best big come playoff time. 

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