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The Best Current NBA Power Forwards 

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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.

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward and Center from Chicago, Illinois

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

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

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Center from Sombor, Serbia

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 24

Number: 15

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

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Ventspils, Latvia

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 24

Number: 6

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

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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Teams: Toronto Raptors

Number: 13

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

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 30

Number: 32

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

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward and Center from Dallas, Texas

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Age: 34

Number: 12

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

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Saginaw, Michigan

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 23

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

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Small forward and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

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

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward and Center from Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age: 31

Number: 42

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

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Center from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 33

Number: 42

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

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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Small forward and Power forward from Islip, New York

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 27

Number: 12

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
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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward and Center from Brazzaville, Congo

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 30

Number: 9

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

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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Dallas, Texas

Teams: New York Knicks

Age: 25

Number: 30

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

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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kyle Kuzma

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Number: 0

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

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Monroe, Louisiana

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 34

Number: 4

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

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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Teams: Chicago Bulls

Number: 24

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

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Forward from San Jose, California

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 24

Number: 00

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
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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Center / Power forward from Portland, Oregon

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 23

Number: 11

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

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Number: 13

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
20
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teams: New York Knicks

Age: 30

Number: 15

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
21
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward from Tempe

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Number: 35

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
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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 1

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

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 20

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
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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Small forward from Indianapolis, Indiana

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 20

Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college ...more

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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 28

Number: 22

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

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