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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1,018 172
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans

2
599 387
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks

3
498 311
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

4
400 249
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

5
488 323
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

6
641 451
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

7
506 345
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers

8
494 340
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

9
307 183
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Boston Celtics

10
244 203
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

11
176 131
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Chicago Bulls

12
202 174
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors

13
242 251
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

14
172 167
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Chicago Bulls

15
98 134
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers

16
71 102
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Indiana Pacers

17
98 147
Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Golden State Warriors

18
92 145
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

19
9 6
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Memphis Grizzlies

20
8 5
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

21
4 1
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
s201064970 added Toronto Raptors

22
66 116
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Washington Wizards

23
3 6
Keita Bates-Diop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
3 6
Omari Spellman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Atlanta Hawks

25
57 108
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

26
59 112
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Brooklyn Nets

27
70 143
David West is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

28
40 93
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Miami Heat

29
5 21
Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
rhiggins added Memphis Grizzlies

30
37 91
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Clippers

31
27 82
Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Los Angeles Clippers

32
11 46
Harry Giles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

33
20 90
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Phoenix Suns

34
22 96
Richaun Holmes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Phoenix Suns

35
19 102
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

36
17 97
Willie Reed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

37
14 97
Alan Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Phoenix Suns

38
11 87
Jared Dudley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
titandestroyer added Brooklyn Nets