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The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

Updated November 22, 2019 24.3k votes 3.6k voters 48.2k 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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  • 1
    Anthony Davis
    1,855
    370

    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Giannis Antetokounmpo
    301
    8

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward, Point forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Pascal Siakam
    569
    219

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

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

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  • 4
    Kristaps Porzingis
    1,007
    707

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nikola Jokic
    895
    517

    Nikola Jokic

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Blake Griffin
    983
    702

    Blake Griffin

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Tobias Harris
    342
    182

    Tobias Harris

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceIslip, New York

    Number12

    Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    LaMarcus Aldridge
    836
    586

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age34

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number12

    LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Draymond Green
    1,044
    800

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Julius Randle
    317
    203

    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

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

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  • 11
    Zion Williamson
    95
    32

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Aaron Gordon
    292
    195

    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age24

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Al Horford
    558
    438

    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age33

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Kyle Kuzma
    387
    296

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jaren Jackson Jr.
    147
    86

    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Number13

    Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kevin Love
    749
    624

    Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age31

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Number42

    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Domantas Sabonis
    257
    189

    Domantas Sabonis

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionCenter / Power forward

    Age23

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

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

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  • 18
    Marvin Bagley III
    164
    98

    Marvin Bagley III

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Paul Millsap
    429
    356

    Paul Millsap

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward

    Age34

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Number4

    Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Serge Ibaka
    417
    321

    Serge Ibaka

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

    Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (; born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #44 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#31 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

  • 21
    Lauri Markkanen
    424
    339

    Lauri Markkanen

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPower forward

    Number24

    Lauri Elias Markkanen (born May 22, 1997) is a Finnish professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    John Collins
    102
    68

    John Collins

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Marcus Morris
    199
    189

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Danilo Gallinari
    44
    25

    Danilo Gallinari

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

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

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  • 25
    Rui Hachimura
    34
    11

    Rui Hachimura

    Washington Wizards

    PositionForward

    BirthplaceToyama, Japan

    Number9

    Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia