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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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Marshon Davis, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porziņģis 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 plays both the power ...more

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time All-Star and holds the ...more

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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Boston Celtics Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. As a 6'8", 253 pound power forward from ...more

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added 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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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
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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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Orlando Magic Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more

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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of ...more

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the ...more

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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Chicago Bulls Jabari Ali Parker is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was taken with the second overall pick in ...more

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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Boston Celtics Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9" forward played college basketball at Kansas ...more

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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons Tobias John Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 9 in forward played one season of ...more

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
s201064970 added Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending New Mexico State ...more

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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Utah Jazz Derrick Bernard Favors is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. Favors played college basketball for Georgia ...more

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Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Philadelphia 76ers Dario Šarić is a Croatian professional basketball player who currently plays for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. He also represents the Croatian national basketball team. Standing ...more

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added 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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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers Larry Donnell Nance Jr. (born January 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley III is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and ...more