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
1,070 180
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New Orleans Pelicans

2
528 330
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

3
622 417
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
New York Knicks

4
433 260
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

5
513 343
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

6
662 479
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

7
523 367
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Cleveland Cavaliers

8
513 359
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

9
323 199
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
mechanic_robot added Boston Celtics

10
264 215
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Denver Nuggets

11
226 184
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Toronto Raptors

12
193 150
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
ChristianVan added Chicago Bulls

13
136 109
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

14
106 85
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Orlando Magic

15
106 83
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Los Angeles Lakers

16
251 276
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

17
179 188
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Chicago Bulls

18
78 67
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Boston Celtics

19
61 53
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Detroit Pistons

20
66 65
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Philadelphia 76ers

21
70 71
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Utah Jazz

22
26 10
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
s201064970 added Toronto Raptors

23
105 150
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers

24
86 110
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Indiana Pacers

25
74 97
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
San Antonio Spurs

26
21 13
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

27
55 69
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Dallas Mavericks

28
97 159
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Sacramento Kings

29
41 55
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Washington Wizards

30
18 17
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Memphis Grizzlies

31
105 161
Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Golden State Warriors

32
31 50
Greg Monroe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Milwaukee Bucks

33
72 126
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
arnas added Washington Wizards

34
63 117
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Oklahoma City Thunder

35
62 122
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Brooklyn Nets

36
6 17
Omari Spellman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Atlanta Hawks

37
72 154
David West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Golden State Warriors

38
5 16
Keita Bates-Diop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
Minnesota Timberwolves

39
7 31
Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Power Forwards
rhiggins added Memphis Grizzlies