25 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

 

10. Bob Pettit
Bob Pettit

Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game             Box Plus/Minus
26.4 16.2        n/a

The 6’9” Center/Power Forward was a two time NBA MVP, eleven time All-Star, four time NBA All-Star Game MVP, two time NBA scoring champion, NBA Rookie of the year, and one time NBA rebounding leader. His accomplishments were prolific, and he remains a high point for the Atlanta Hawks franchise. He is the best player to have ever played for the Hawks.

9. Dolph Schayes
Dolph Schayes

Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game             Box Plus/Minus
18.5 12.1        n/a

Schayes was one of the best prolific big men in the NBA. At just 6’8”, Schayes would be undersized by today’s standards. This said, Schayes would secure an NBA championship in 1955 and collect twelve All-Star and twelve All-NBA Team selections.

 

8. Anthony Davis
25 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game             Box Plus/Minus
24.0 10.4        6.3

With high-level ball-handling skills, great court vision, exceptional post moves, and a reliable jump shot, Anthony Davis is one of the original unicorns in the NBA. His skills are such that he could positively impact any team regardless of existing personnel and figures to carve out an all-time career by the time it is all said and done.

 

7. Kevin McHale
25 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game             Box Plus/Minus
17.9 7.3        2.5

As one of the primary irritants and instigators against any time the Celtics faced, it is easy to forget that McHale was actually great at basketball. He played his entire career for the Celtics and was a key part in their championships in 1980, 1984, and 1986.

6. Charles Barkley
25 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game             Box Plus/Minus
22.1 11.7        6.1

Often referred to as “The Round Mound of Rebound” – a nod to his unusual physique and unique talent for grabbing rebounds – Charles Barkley defied expectations as an undersized power forward in the NBA. Shorter and quicker than most at that position, but just as strong as many of them.

 

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