Basketball 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 2017-2018 rookie PFs, like Kyle Kuzma, Jonathan Isaac, Harry Giles, and Caleb Swanigan.

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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958 164
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans

2
565 354
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks

3
370 229
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

4
460 305
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

5
485 326
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers

6
290 166
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Boston Celtics

7
478 322
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

8
450 299
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

9
610 432
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

10
231 187
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

11
161 119
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Chicago Bulls

12
183 163
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors

13
232 234
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

14
163 154
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Chicago Bulls

15
92 118
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers

16
94 131
Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Golden State Warriors

17
90 131
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

18
64 92
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Indiana Pacers

19
64 103
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Washington Wizards

20
57 103
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Brooklyn Nets

21
53 99
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

22
69 135
David West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

23
39 85
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Miami Heat

24
3 16
Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
rhiggins added Memphis Grizzlies

25
26 77
Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Los Angeles Clippers

26
29 88
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers

27
21 90
Richaun Holmes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Phoenix Suns

28
19 85
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Phoenix Suns

29
17 96
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

30
15 91
Willie Reed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

31
14 90
Alan Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Phoenix Suns

32
10 80
Jared Dudley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
titandestroyer added Brooklyn Nets