There’s a misconception that good big men are few and far between in the NBA. Talent at the Center position may be thin, but the NBA is loaded at Power Forward. One could argue that the Power Forward position has evolved the most in the past 20 years, as today’s typical 4 blends a smooth post game with solid passing skills and ball handling.
Catch our list of the top power forwards in the NBA below:
#5 Al Jefferson
Al Jefferson has been the king of small-market basketball over the past decade. For years he has been one of the most solid post players in the NBA, as he has averaged 20 points and 9 rebounds over the past seven seasons. The grizzled vet comes delivers an old-school approach with his game, as he combines solid footwork with a soft touch. The Hornets were horrible before his arrival, as they posted the worst win percentage in league history before he was signed as a free agent. In one season he turned the leagues worst team into a playoff contender. With emerging guards like Kemba Walker and Lance Stephenson feeding him the ball, expect Jefferson to post a career high in points and lead the Hornets to a deep playoff run.