Top 10 Best Power Forwards Ever in NBA

10. Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit

In the 1960s, centers and guards were the team's key scorers and rebounders. Bob Pettit excelled on both ends of the court. Pettit averaged 24.6 PPG and 12.4 RPG throughout his career. He averaged a double-double per season.

09. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davi

Anthony Davis is a special player who could retire as the best power forward. AD is a powerhouse on the team's defense and offense. Davis can hammer you from midrange, three-pointers, or the paint despite his size.

08. Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes is a brilliant forward and the best power forward. Big E made his imprint in the NBA during the Kareem Abdul Jabbar era. In his debut season, he averaged 28.4 PPG and set an NBA record for youngest scoring champion.

07. Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale is one of the top 10 power forwards of all time despite starting only half his career.  He only started 400 of 971 NBA games, yet he sacrificed individual numbers for team success. Mc Hale guided Celtics to 3 NBA titles in 5 finals with Larry Bird and Robert Parish.

06. Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is the best undersized NBA big player. Using his abilities, strength, aggression, quickness, and positioning, he dominated the low post. He'd go coast-to-coast with anyone, jump higher for rebounds, and dunk after overwhelming inside.

05. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo's NBA accomplishments put him in the top 5 of all-time power forwards.  Greek Freak earned NBA MVP and DPOY in 2020, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. Giannis is one of the best NBA players with two MVPs.

04. Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

15-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett has intensity, versatility, athleticism, and defensive skills.  KG was drafted directly from high school in 1995, making the Timberwolves title contenders. Before Garnett, the Wolves hadn't made the playoffs or won 29 games.

03. Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Nowitzki revolutionized the power forward position. He turned the 4 into a superb shooter, dribbler, and passer. He's the best European NBA player. His one-legged fadeaway is one of the hardest moves to defend.

02. Karl Malone

Karl Malone

14 All-Stars Karl Malone is one of the NBA's top power forwards, but he has no championships. "Mailman" was Malone's nickname for his consistency. He's NBA's second-leading scorer with 36,928 points. Malone is the all-time leader in free throws attempted.

1. Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is the all-time great power forward. His resume ranks him among the NBA's greatest players. Duncan led the Spurs to 5 NBA titles in 20 years. He has 2 league MVPs and 3 finals MVPs. His simple, effective textbook talents earned him the nickname "The Big Fundamental."