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Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

Posted on: August 9, 2009 8:08 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2009 9:11 pm
1. Kevin Garnett 6-11 Boston Celtics

Analysis: The heart and soul of the Boston Celtics. His value is showed by how inept the Celtics defense was without him during the playoffs. The Boston Celtics have the best record in the league while Kevin Garnett is healthy.

2. Tim Duncan 7-0 San Antonio Spurs

Analysis: Is exactly what you want in big man. He scores in the post, can run the pick and roll, block shots, rebounds, and has the will to win. Won 4 Championships and essentially is equal to Kevin Garnett in productivity.

3. Pau Gasol 7-0 Los Angeles Lakers

Analysis: Best post moves in the league. Scores in the post with the left hand or right hand. Solid 17 footer. Underrated defender that may not be physical, but his long arms which are used to block and contest shots. Shot an insane 56.7% from the field.

4. Amare Stoudemire 6-10 Phoenix Suns

Analysis: Even after injures, Stoudemire is the still the most athletic big man in the league. Averaged 21.4 pts and 8.0 rebs shooting almost 54% from the field.

5. Dirk Nowitzki 7-0 Dallas Mavericks

Analysis: Led all Power Forwards in scoring and was extremely productive during the playoffs.

6. Chris Bosh 6-10 Toronto Raptors

Analysis: Averaged 22.7 points and 10 rebounds. Would higher but hasn't had any postseason in his career.

7. David West 6-8 New Orleans Hornets

Analysis: Runs the pick and roll well with Chris Paul and is and averaged 21 pts per game last season.

8. Carlos Boozer 6-8 Utah Jazz

Analysis: Very good low post scorer and runs the pick and roll perfectly with Deron Williams. Would be higher on the list but is a very poor shot blocker and cannot stay healthy.

9. Josh Smith 6-9 Atlanta Hawks

Analysis: Super athlete is one of the most versatile players on the game. He can drive to the hole, shoot 20 footers, and is one of the best shot-blockers in the game. If he gets his head straight stops pulling up for 3's when everybody who is guarding is slower than him then he could be an all-star.

10. Antwan Jamison 6-9 Washington Wizards

Analysis: Great inside scorer and rebounder. Always puts around 20 and 10. Poor shot blocker, but plays decent position defense.


Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2010 6:01 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

I don't see how you can have a list with Amare Stoudamire, Pau Gasol, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, and Chris Bosh, but neglect to mention Dwight Howard. I don't see anything that dictates how any of those other guys are considered a power forward outside the fact you wanted to make them so for your little list.

I don't buy any of this business about having Garnett number one, either. His numbers are middle of the road at best over the last couple years.

A couple people worth consideration on your list would be: LeMarcus Aldridge, Andrea Bargnani, Al Jefferson, Zach Randolph, and David Lee.

Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2010 11:47 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

Great list. I agree that all the players here are the top ten PF in the league, but I would put Gasol and Nowitzski as 1 and 2, then Garnett behind them. Garnett truly has the heart, but his numbers have dropped off since his knee injury last year. I think he may be at the end of his career. Gasol is seeing his role in LA increase more and more each year and always performs at a high level. Nowitzki is just clutch. He always comes through for Dallas and without him, I don't see them making the playoffs.

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2010 12:22 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

Here's my humble list. Based on the game today and who is most effective.

1. Duncan - old faithful that is rarely stopped.

2. Gasol - whiner but good on both ends.

3. Bosh - one of the best shooters and defenders. Improving every game.

4. Nowitzki - scores but gets scored on too much to be top 3.

5. West - imagine if he was in a big market and was the focal point? Wow.

6. Jameson - solid, solid, solid.

7. Garnett - too fragile and doesn't score enough.

8. Lee - never stops. Improves every game for a brutal team.

9. Randolph - playing like he can but when will the next blow-up come?

10. Boozer - fragile, but could be unstoppable given the right climate.

Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2010 11:52 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

3rd place is still too low for Chris Bosh. I would place Bosh as the #1 power forward in the NBA. He competes every night is tied for the most 20 pt 10 board games with Dwight Howard. Bosh is still very young and getting better.

Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2010 4:27 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

i think boozer is the most umderrated pf in the leuge right now i think he should be moved up a little along with amare and bosh. KG and Duncan shouldnt be that high.

Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2010 11:42 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

1. Amare Stoudemire - Plays With pure tenacity an is super aggressive while keeping pose and has unexplainable talent

2. Tim Duncan - Duncan is duncan he does what needs to be done all the time

3. Chris Bosh - He Carries a team and is super consistent

4. Kevin Garnett -He is #1 in my book but his injuries are only thing that hurt otherwise see Amare

5. Pau Gasol - Needs To Be Meaner

6. Dirk Nowitzki - He Is An Offensive Machine Only

7. Josh Smith - will Be Top 3 On This List In Time

8. Carlos Boozer - Injuries again plague this player but i feel he is super finesse

9. David West - The Perfect accomodation to cp3 has a wicked jump shot

10. Antwan Jamison - been healthy doing what he does like he always does again without arenas

This Is My Top Ten more based Off Talent rather The Win PCT

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

I think Josh Smith is getting way too much love. Yeah, he's a great defensive player and a freak athlete. But he's limited offensively and isolates way too often. He's definitely a top 20 forward, maybe top 15, but I wouldn't put him that high.

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2010 5:50 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

Stand up for your man. David Lee has been having one of the best seasons this year out of any big man. I'd take Lee any day over David West or Josh Smith.

Also, Amare Stoudemire is way overrated. There's no way he's better than either Chris Bosh or Dirk Nowitzki. Not even close.

Other than that, I agree with your top 3, although I'd personally put Duncan as #1.

Other guys you could have considered were Kevin Love and Zach Randolph. But otherwise, your list was solid.

Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2010 4:44 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

I believe you are pretty close with your rankings, but have a feeling you may be putting too much weight on fantasy rankings - i.e. Dirk at #1.

My rankings are who I feel is the best CURRENTLY, it does not take into effect an entire body of work:

1. Tim Duncan - I hate to watch him (boring), but numbers don't lie

2. Pau Gasol - I would have him at #1 were it not for injuries this year

3. Chris Bosh - gets the slight nod over Dirk due to defense and rebounding

4. Dirk Nowitzki - by far the best scorer, but can only play zone d

5. Amare Stoudemire - 2nd best scorer only ot Dirk, but, like Dirk, lacks defense

6. Antwan Jamison - has stayed healthy this year and is once again putting up the average stats we're used to

7. Kevin Garnett - is starting to show the wear from carrying a Wolves team on his back for so many years

8. Josh Smith - most skilled player in this group. If he can mature he'll dominate the position for years to come

9. Carlos Boozer - could easily be left off this list next month (when he will probably be hurt)

10. Zach Randolph - gets boards on both ends but I'd like to see more defense. A bit of a 'chucker'

Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2010 9:33 pm

Top 10 Power Forwards in the NBA

1.Dirk Nowitzki

2.Kevin Garnett

3.Tim Duncan

4.Amare Stoudemire

5.Pau Gasol

6.Chris Bish

7.Carlos Boozer

8.David West

9.Antwan Jamison

10.Zach Randolph

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