Why Dirk Nowitzki Is Not the Best Power Forward In the NBA

May 5th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
Dirk Nowitzki is as talented as they come, but he cannot be possibly thought of as the best power forward in the NBA.The reason why, he doesn't have what it takes to be the best all-around power forward in the game.  

He's a match up nightmare on any given night. He can't be left open anywhere on the court. He can shoot the three and his favorite spot is from either corner of the key from about 15-17 feet away. Nowitzki also has a nice little step back jumper from either corner as well. 

The one thing you will not find is Nowitzki posting up anyone in the paint.

For a big man he has absolutely no skills underneath the basket. He doesn't possess a hook shot regardless of hand and he's not a danger on the offensive glass. 

Defensively he is below average he doesn't have the strength to guard bigger power forwards, he doesn't block many shots, and he doesn't rebound particularly well either. 

Taking a look at the 2009-2010 season he was out rebounded by 24 players, so how is he the best power forward in the NBA? When there's 14 power fowards outer bounding him, eight centers, and two small forwards.  ...

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