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The Best Current NBA Power Forwards  

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List Rules Only current NBA Power Forwards. No retired or collegiate players.

 

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, Blake Griffin, and Dirk Nowitzki come to mind immediately). Don't forget about the 2018-2019 rookie PFs, like Omari Spellman, Marvin Bagley, Harry Giles, and, Jaren Jackson Jr.

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
New Orleans Pelicans
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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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending New Mexico State ...more
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers
Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more
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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks
Kristaps Porziņģis 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 plays both the power ...more
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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more
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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 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 of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time All-Star and holds the ...more
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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kyle Kuzma
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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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Lauri Markkanen
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) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more
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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Atlanta Hawks
Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. As a 6'8", 253 pound power forward from ...more
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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more
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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Marvin Bagley III
Marvin Bagley III is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and ...more
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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
voting closed at #17 Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Werner Nowitzki (born June 19, 1978) is a German retired professional basketball player. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen ...more
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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Jaren Jackson Jr.
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
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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added
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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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks
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
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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
fallocca26 added John Collins 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
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Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Phoenix Suns
Dario Šarić (born 8 April 1994) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 12th overall pick in the ...more