Where Does David Lee Rank Among the West’s Top Power Forwards?

September 2nd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »


If a person was looking for the NBA's top power forwards last season their journey would likely begin and end in the Western Conference.

The East had great power forwards such as Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, and David Lee, but the depth of talent in the West paralleled the number of quality teams in the conference.

Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol , Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Zach Randolph, LaMarcus Aldridge, and the underrated David West formed one of the more impressive groups of power forwards in recent memory. The playing field has been leveled somewhat by the defections of Stoudemire and Boozer to the East, but the balance of power at the four position still slightly tilts to the West.

The New York Knicks' decision to trade Lee to the Golden State Warriors in order to sign Stoudemire means another double-double player will inherit the space recently vacated by Boozer and Stoudemire. But does Lee deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with players such as Duncan and Gasol?

Statistically speaking, yes.

Lee's 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game would rank among the top ...

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