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The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

Updated November 22, 2019 23.9k votes 3.7k voters 48.7k views49 items

List RulesVote 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 Davis1
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    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo2
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Pascal Siakam3
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    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #6 of 50 The Greatest African NBA Players of All Time#83 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • Nikola Jokić4
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    Nikola Jokić

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Kristaps Porzingis5
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    Kristaps Porzingis

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age25

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    Number6

    Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Tobias Harris6
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    Tobias Harris

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceIslip, New York

    Number12

    Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Blake Griffin7
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    Blake Griffin

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPower forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

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  • Zion Williamson8
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    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • LaMarcus Aldridge9
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    LaMarcus Aldridge

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age35

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number12

    LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Draymond Green10
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    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Julius Randle11
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    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Aaron Gordon12
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    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age25

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Al Horford13
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    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player...  more

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  • Kevin Love14
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    Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age32

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Number42

    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Domantas Sabonis15
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    Domantas Sabonis

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionPower forward

    Age24

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

    Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Jaren Jackson Jr.16
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    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Number13

    Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of...  more
  • Marvin Bagley III17
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    Marvin Bagley III

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Kyle Kuzma18
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    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for...  more

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  • Paul Millsap19
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    Paul Millsap

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Number4

    Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Serge Ibaka20
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    Serge Ibaka

    Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

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  • Lauri Markkanen21
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    Lauri Markkanen

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPower forward

    Number24

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  • John Collins22
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    John Collins

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Danilo Gallinari23
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    Danilo Gallinari

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

    Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an...  more

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  • Bojan Bogdanović24
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    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Number44

    Bojan Bogdanović (Croatian pronunciation: [ˌbǒjan boɡˈdǎːnoʋit͜ɕ]; born April 18, 1989) is a...  more

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  • Marcus Morris25
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    Marcus Morris

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number15

    Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball...  more