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 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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1,063 177
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans

2
525 327
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

3
619 413
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks

4
511 336
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

5
426 260
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

6
658 475
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

7
522 361
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers

8
510 355
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

9
318 197
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Boston Celtics

10
259 213
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

11
221 181
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors

12
190 147
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Chicago Bulls

13
132 105
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

14
103 81
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Orlando Magic

15
250 268
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

16
176 183
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Chicago Bulls

17
101 81
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

18
73 64
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Boston Celtics

19
58 49
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

20
68 67
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Utah Jazz

21
63 61
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Philadelphia 76ers

22
22 6
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
s201064970 added Toronto Raptors

23
73 91
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

24
102 146
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers

25
83 106
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Indiana Pacers

26
52 66
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

27
96 154
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

28
16 11
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

29
16 13
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Memphis Grizzlies

30
38 52
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Washington Wizards

31
102 159
Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Golden State Warriors

32
29 47
Greg Monroe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks

33
71 122
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Washington Wizards

34
61 114
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

35
6 12
Omari Spellman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Atlanta Hawks

36
5 12
Keita Bates-Diop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

37
60 119
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Brooklyn Nets

38
71 151
David West is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

39
7 26
Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
rhiggins added Memphis Grizzlies