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

2
283 170
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Hornets

3
323 202
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

4
266 179
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs

5
357 261
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

6
262 186
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers

7
283 206
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

8
201 143
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

9
136 113
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

10
144 141
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

11
99 97
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

12
91 89
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Jabari Parker Milwaukee Bucks

13
45 43
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Larry Nance Jr.

14
45 59
Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Jordan Bell Golden State Warriors

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46 61
David West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
David West Golden State Warriors

16
29 40
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Domantas Sabonis

17
50 73
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Zach Randolph Sacramento Kings

18
28 40
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Jeff Green

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22 49
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets

20
19 44
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
James Johnson Toronto Raptors

21
21 54
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Nerlens Noel Dallas Mavericks

22
13 43
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

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10 37
Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Luc Mbah a Moute Milwaukee Bucks

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11 47
Richaun Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

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4 25
Jared Dudley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
titandestroyer added Jared Dudley Phoenix Suns

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8 41
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Channing Frye Phoenix Suns

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7 48
Alan Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

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7 50
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards

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6 49
Willie Reed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards