For the month of June, we will be ranking the top 10 NBA players at each position. These rankings will be solely based on the portion of the current season that has been played and will not include any injured players.
The positions of players were determined from ESPN.com.
Without further ado, let’s examine the league’s best power forwards this season.
No. 10 | Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell is a unique player. He comes off the bench for the Clippers and gives them a boost on both ends of the floor. He averages 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game on 58 percent shooting from the field. Harrell is automatic inside the paint and can guard several positions on the court.
No. 9 | Julius Randle, New York Knicks
When the Knicks signed Julius Randle this offseason, fans weren’t happy because they didn’t think he was worth the money. Randle proved them wrong. He averages 19.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Randle excels when he gets mismatches down low.
No. 8 | LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge has been consistently good since the moment he joined the league back in 2006. Even in his 14th year, Aldridge is still dominating. He averages 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game on 39 percent shooting from three.
No. 7 | Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks
Despite coming off a torn ACL, Kristaps Porzingis has played phenomenal this season. He ranks fifth in the league with 2.1 blocks each game while adding an average of 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Porzingis’s three-point shooting stretches the floor, which helps his teammates score more easily. Luka Doncic is an MVP candidate, but Porzingis is the key to the Mavericks’ success.
No. 6 | Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis earned his first All-Star appearance this season due to his stellar play inside. He averages 18.5 points, five assists, and 12.4 rebounds per game while getting a double-double in 50 of the 62 games this season. Sabonis deserves credit for leading the Pacers into a good playoff position.
No. 5 | Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
The Heat found their next franchise great in Bam Adebayo. He took the jump into stardom this season by earning his first All-Star appearance. Adebayo is averaging career-highs in points (16.2), rebounds (10.5), assists (5.1), blocks (1.3), and steals (1.2) per game. His rim-rocking dunks help energize the Miami crowd.
No. 4 | Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam made a name for himself in last year’s NBA Finals. Now, with Kawhi Leonard out of town, he has become the Raptors’ go-to scorer. Siakam averages 23.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. Toronto will be a successful franchise for a long time with Siakam running the show.
No. 3 | Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
It seems to be a theme with Celtics players improving this season. Jayson Tatum got a confidence boost after earning the first All-Star appearance of his career and from that point on, he has been on a whole new level. Following the All-Star break, Tatum has averaged 30 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on 46.8 shooting from three. He is the future in Boston and should expect a massive contract when the season concludes.
No. 2 | Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Between LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are unstoppable. With James being the defense’s primary focus, Davis has excelled this season. He’s averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. Davis dominates the boards on both ends of the court and can score the ball with ease.
No. 1 | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo has once again helped the Bucks claim the best record in the league. The reigning MVP leads the power forward position in points (29.6), rebounds (13.7), assists (5.8), and double-doubles (52). With his 6-foot-11, 240-pound frame, Antetokounmpo is unstoppable in the paint and on defense. If he can improve his three point shooting, he may go down in history as one of the best players to ever play the game.