The top 5 are only reserved for the heavy hitters. This section is made up of fresh faces. Everyone is so wrapped up into the point guards and dying centers that not many are noticing the power forwards. What’s up with that? The position is filled with plenty of young talent making it almost as deep as the point guards. The only thing I noticed is the lack of good defensive power forwards. Stats are up to date as of December 2, 2010.
5. Blake Griffin 20.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, EFF +23.3
Blake? Blake? BLAAAAAAAAAAKE! This dude is a beast. Los Angeles Clipper fans earned him through years of torture and penny pinching ways from owner Donald T. Sterling. The Clippers lose most of the time, but at least they can lose in style. Young one cannot play some defense to save his life, but he can definitely dunk the hell out of the ball. Griffin looks like he is about to explode for 40 points in every game. He is that dangerous. Think about this – he can only get better. Oh my God! I wouldn’t be surprised if he ever eclipses Kevin Love’s 31 points and 31 rebound game in the future. He is pretty damn efficient, too.
4. Paul Millsap 18.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, EFF +23.4
Utah Jazz fans are ecstatic. Carlos Boozer is not anywhere in the top 10. Millsap has arrived instead. Undersized? He’s performing like a true big power forward. His efficiency makes him number 4. I see Blake Griffin overtaking him easily so enjoy Millsap’s number 4 ranking. No one…I mean absolutely no one thought Millsap could be this good. Write him in the All Star ballot. He’s earning his keep. Utah just seems to replace power forwards easy. People should call the Utah Jazz organization as “The Power Forward Factory.”
3. Amar’e Stoudemire 24.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2 blks, EFF +24.1
The guy did not learn defense when he was younger. He even admitted it. That does not stop him from being the number 3 ranked power forward in the league. Amar’e is averaging 2 blocks thus far. He learned something from Alvin Gentry. I’m pretty sure he did not learn any defensive techniques from Steve Nash. Keep balling.
2. Dirk Nowitzki 24.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, EFF +24.7
Dirk Diggler is a consistent baller. No surprises here. Keep producing like this (along with the wins) and it is possible that Nowitzki gets the MVP trophy. Do not rule him out even though he loves David Hasselhoff. He is one of the top efficient forwards and doesn’t look to slow down. If you have him, keep him. He is way too valuable.
1. Kevin Love 18.6 points, 14.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, EFF +25.1
Surprised? I am. He skyrocketed all the way to number one. His efficiency is at superstar level. Can he keep up this pace? That remains to be seen. The only thing that can get him is injury. Love gets his points and boards at a phenomenal pace. He better keep it up because Blake Griffin is lurking around somewhere.