NBA 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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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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291 318
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more
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Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Philadelphia 76ers
Dario Šarić is a Croatian professional basketball player who currently plays for Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Croatian national ...more