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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
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

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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

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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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

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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

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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

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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

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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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

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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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) 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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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 (; 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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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
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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
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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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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

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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
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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
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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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
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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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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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