Sports

The Best Current NBA Power Forwards  

Ranker NBA
Originally by
24k votes 3.4k voters 45k views 49 items

List Rules Vote up the top power forwards in the league today.

Who are the best power forwards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest power forwards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Also, check out the best current centers and greatest point guards in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today. Having an awesome power forward gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader.

Outstanding power forwards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, and Blake Griffin come to mind immediately). The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are bigger players who manage to effectively defend the paint. These power forwards are screen setters who are also able to shoot three-pointers and posterize defenders.

Vote for the current power forwards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of PFs in any order you want.

list ordered by
1
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more

More Anthony Davis

#66 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #140 of 291 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #76 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames

2
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more

More Giannis Antetokounmpo

#40 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #11 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #9 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

3
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
s201064970 added Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New ...more

More Pascal Siakam

#122 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #7 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #56 of 141 The Best European NBA Players of All Time

4
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons
Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

More Blake Griffin

#235 of 244 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked #147 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Timefeaturing The Best Blake Griffin Dunks

5
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and ...more

More Kristaps Porzingis

#363 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #75 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #45 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

6
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national ...more

More Nikola Jokic

#469 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #84 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #12 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

7
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily ...more

More Draymond Green

#225 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #63 of 291 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #151 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames

8
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The power forward played ...more

More LaMarcus Aldridge

#145 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #54 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #38 of 149 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

9
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Philadelphia 76ers
Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played one season of college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers before ...more
10
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Philadelphia 76ers
Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

More Al Horford

#216 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #18 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time #50 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

11
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time All-Star and ...more

More Kevin Love

#188 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #29 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #25 of 61 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

12
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, ...more

More Kyle Kuzma

#615 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #72 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #15 of 80 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

13
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks
Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of college ...more

More Julius Randle

#648 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #69 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #15 of 155 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

14
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Chicago Bulls
Lauri Elias Markkanen (born May 22, 1997) is a Finnish professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2017 NBA draft, he was taken by ...more

More Lauri Markkanen

#625 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #47 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #17 of 71 The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

15
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward from Louisiana Tech ...more

More Paul Millsap

#309 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #33 of 80 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #59 of 61 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

16
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (; born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted ...more

More Serge Ibaka

#357 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #64 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #20 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

17
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Orlando Magic
Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
18
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
19
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played in Spain for Unicaja ...more

More Domantas Sabonis

#682 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #68 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time #30 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

20
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more
21
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks
Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) ...more
22
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Favors played college ...more
23
John Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
fallocca26 added Atlanta Hawks
John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
24
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Ali Parker (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks ...more

More Jabari Parker

#500 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #40 of 80 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #16 of 77 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time

25
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more

More Zion Williamson

#379 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #37 of 81 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #43 of 71 The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020