NBA The Best Power Forwards of the '70s  

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Power forward, or "the post," requires a strong, tall player to stand with their backs to the basket. They're a critical position, so here is a list of the best 70s power forwards for you to peruse! Check out this list of 1970s power forwards to find some of the toughest players in the game! Vote for your favorite top 70s power forwards, and down vote the ones you don't think make the grade. 

When thinking about the greatest NBA power forwards from the 70s, people like Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, and Connie Hawkins are always in the conversation. The best 70s NBA power forwards were greatly influential in how the game is played today and this list of the best 70s NBA PFs, like Dave Debusschere, remind you that these were some truly tremendous players.

So take a look at this top 1970s NBA power forwards and vote for your favorites!
list ordered by

1
56 14
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

2
39 9
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

3
40 12
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

4
34 9
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

5
30 11
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors

6
33 15
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

7
28 11
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

8
36 19
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

9
28 14
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers

10
22 10
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

11
24 12
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

12
15 7
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

13
20 14
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

14
22 17
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

15
5 0
Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Todd Naughton added Indiana Pacers, Baltimore Bullets

16
13 9
Dan Roundfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks

17
4 0
Bob Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Todd Naughton added New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals, Seattle Supersonics

18
4 1
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Todd Naughton added New York Knicks

19
12 11
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

20
11 11
Bill Bridges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers

21
6 10
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

22
6 10
Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Phoenix Suns, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers

23
4 12
Lonnie Shelton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '70s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks