The power forward position is a position that has a lot of stars and franchise players, both young and old. Some older guys fell off this season while younger players stepped it up. Here is how we ranked our Top 10 power forwards in the preseason:
10. Amar’e Stoudemire
9. Kevin Garnett
8. Zach Randolph
7. Josh Smith
6. Tim Duncan
5. Pau Gasol
4. Dirk Nowitzki
3. Blake Griffin
2. LaMarcus Aldridge
1. Kevin Love
Now here is our Top 10 power forwards of the 2013 Season:
10. Carlos Boozer: 16.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, .4 BPG, 47 FG%, 73 FT%
A lot of talk has been made of the Bulls placing their amnesty clause on Boozer, but it’s hard to replace his consistent production on the floor. Nearly averaging a double-double, Boozer and Joakim Noah gave the Bulls a great frontcourt and stepped it up in Derrick Rose’s absence.
9. Serge Ibaka: 13.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, .5 APG, 3.0 BPG, 57 FG%, 74 FT%
The Thunder chose Ibaka over James Harden too balance out their team. Ibaka answered by putting up career highs in mostly every statistical category and helped create the Thunder’s own version of a homegrown “Big 3.’ Ibaka has started to develop a mid-range shot, something Blake Griffin should take notes on, and if he can score 15-17 points a game next season, he will become an elite power forward.
8. David West: 17.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.9 APG, .9 BPG, 49 FG%, 76 FT%
West gained national recognition when his size and style of play gave the Miami Heat problems in their seven-game series. West is a great fit for Frank Vogel’s Pacers and it showed with his bigger role in his second year with the team. If Danny Granger isn’t back with the team next season, expect the same level of production out of West.