2021 NBA Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

2021 NBA Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

by June 20, 2021 0 comments

For the month of June, we will be ranking the top 10 NBA players at each position. These rankings will be based only on the 2020-21 regular season and will not include any injured players. The positions of players were determined by ESPN. Without further ado, let’s rank the top ten power forwards from the 2020-21 NBA season.

Check out my previous rankings: point guards | shooting guards | small forwards 

No. 10 | John Collins, Atlanta Hawks

In the last season of his rookie contract, John Collins proved to be worth a big extension this offseason. Through 63 games, he averaged 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and posted 55/40/80 shooting splits. Wherever he plays in 2022, Collins will be a major contributor.

No. 9 | Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

Siakam was one of the lone bright spots for the Raptors, who missed the playoffs this season. He averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game on 46 percent shooting from the field.

No. 8 | Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers

Harris quietly put together an All-Star caliber campaign and helped the Sixers get the top seed in the Eastern Conference. In 62 games, he scored 19.5 points, grabbed 6.8 rebounds, and dished out 3.5 assists per game. Harris also was of three players in the league to post 50/40/90 shooting splts.

No. 7 | Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Lower leg injuries resulted in Davis only playing 36 games for the Lakers this season. That said, he was dominant when playing. Davis averaged 21.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game.

No. 6 | Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

Sabonis was an MVP candidate early in the season and despite cooling off late, he was a key part to the Pacers success this year. He led the position with 12 rebounds per game, while also averaging 20.3 points, 6.7 assists, and racking up 48 double doubles. 

No. 5 | Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Green did a little of everything for the Warriors this season, defining the term ‘point forward’. He finished third of all positions with 8.9 assists per game and also averaged 7.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, and a position-best 1.7 steals per game. Green was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Team this season as well.

No. 4 | Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

In his sophomore campaign, Williamson was sensational. He averaged career-highs in points (27.0), rebounds (7.2), assists (3.7), and field goal percentage (61 percent). Despite rumors of being unhappy in New Orleans, Williamson will likely be offered a max-extension by the team in the near future.

No. 3 | Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Randle, the winner of the Most Improved Player Award, dominated this season and led the Knicks to the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. He played all but one game this season and averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game (all career-highs). Randle also received his first All-Star selection this year.

No. 2 | Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets

In his first season back from a torn Achilles tendon, Durant was limited to only 35 games due to a hamstring injury. That said, he put together arguably the best campaign of his career. Durant averaged 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game, while posting 54/45/88 shooting splits. His best game of the season came in game 5 of the second round of the playoffs, where he put up 49 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.

No. 1 | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

After winning back to back MVP Awards, few thought Giannis could improve this season. That’s exactly what he did. Through 61 games, he led the position with 28.1 points per game, while also averaging 11 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game. His best performance this season came against the Brooklyn Nets, when he scored 49 points on 21 for 36 shooting.

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