My top 5 list of power forwards. It was tough making this list. There are a lot of great power forwards playing now.
Chris Bosh – 16 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1 blk
Dirk Nowitzki – 21.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 0.6 blk
Dirk was healthy and back to his normal self. He got the Mavs back into the playoffs and pushed the Spurs to seven games. I was tempted to put Bosh in the top 5 list because he is a very good defender. He is underrated on the defensive end and adding that 3 ball was a big help for the Heat.
5. Tim Duncan – 15.1 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.9 blks
This guy just won’t stop. Even with the rest that Pop gave him he played in 74 games. He was very good in the regular season but even better in the postseason as he help lead the Spurs to another title. He still protects the paint and is very good in the post.
4. Anthony Davis – 20.8 ppg, 10 rpg, 2.8 blks
The brow is up and coming. He had his first 20 ppg n 10 reb season while becoming an All-Star. I would like to see him play in more than 70 games next season. He has already bulked up this off-season and he’s been working on a corner 3. The best power forwards reside in the West so Davis will get plenty of opportunities to matchup against the best. The Asik pickup is great because it will allow him to roam around for more blocks. We need more Davis games on ESPN.
3. LaMarcus Aldridge – 23.2 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.0 blk
He’s been an All-Star the last three seasons and last year was his best. He really showed up in the postseason against the Rockets. He had back to back 40 point games to start the postseason. He has a great mid-range game with a variety of moves. He can also go down in the post and score.
2. Kevin Love – 26.1 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 0.5 blk
He’s a double-double machine; he led the league with 65 while Drummond in second place had 57. He shoots 37% from 3. He should be traded to a better team. He’s also very young and will get better. He’s an underrated passer, averaged 4.4 ast last season. Defense is not his best attribute but he ends possessions by grabbing rebounds.
1. Blake Griffin – 24.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 0.6 blk
He is more than just a dunker. Watch the guy play. He can grab a rebound, push the ball and finish at the rim or find a teammate in the corner for a 3. He has gotten much over the years. He’s more confident with his jumper and his free throw percentage went up from 66% to 71%. He led the Clippers when Chris Paul got hurt in January. He continued to dominate in February averaging 30 ppg and 10 rpg. He will only get better as a playmaker and Doc should help him on the defensive end.