The Future of the NBA’s Stacked Power Forward Position Looks Brighter Than Ever

December 18th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Talent and volume. The NBA's power forward ranks have them both.

This is neither a forced spin nor a matter of debate. It's a fact.

But will it remain a fact?

As the NBA has evolved, so too have the roles at every position. And no spot has undergone more of a functional facelift than the 4. 


Current Crop

Much like the small forward position, the 4 spot is steeped in stardom. Five of this season's top 15 player efficiency ratings belong to power forwards—the most of any other group. The position is beyond loaded:

Anthony Davis would be the best player in the NBA if Stephen Curry wasn't a flame-throwing sorcerer. Draymond Green is a quintuple-double threat whenever he steps on the floor.  Blake Griffin is what happens when you give 26-year-old Larry Bird a chiseled physique and jet-propelled feet. Kevin Love averages a double-double even as a glorified role player. Paul Millsap is Al Horford in power forward form. Derrick Favors would be a perennial all-star in the Eastern Conference. Paul George, an MVP candidate for the first time in his ...

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