Power Forward

2016 Fantasy Basketball Power Forward Rankings

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Kristaps Porzingis was the 7-foot-3 unknown that was expected to one day make significant contributions for the Knicks. One day turned out to be immediately, as the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft beat out the competition to earn the starting power forward spot on opening night and never looked back. The forward out of Latvia proved to …

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2015 Fantasy Basketball Power Forward Rankings

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The offensive game of Blake Griffin is ever evolving. In the absence of Chris Paul last season, Griffin emerged as the facilitator of the most potent offense in the league. During the regular season, the five-time All-Star dished out 10 or more assists just three times in 67 appearances. The Clippers playoff run lasted 14 games, but Griffin managed to …

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2014 Fantasy Power Forward Rankings

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Denver has one month to decide how much to offer Kenneth Faried. Days before the 6-foot-8 forward traveled to Las Vegas to try out for a roster spot on Team USA, the Nuggets were exploring trade offers centered around their starting forward as they made a late push for Kevin Love. Any offer Denver could put together was trounced by …

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2013 Fantasy Power Forward Rankings

The territory power forwards are expected to cover is ever expanding. As teams place a greater emphasis on floor spacing, the position no longer requires post position to thrive on the offensive end. As the stretch forward is becomes more prominent throughout the league, offenses are counting on effective 3-point shooting from the position. 

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2012 Fantasy Power Forward Rankings

No power forward has been selected to the All-NBA First team in four seasons but that doesn’t mean the position hasn’t shown its dominance. The top ranked power forward finished sixth in league MVP voting last season even though his team failed to qualify for the post season. 

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2011 Fantasy Power Forward Rankings

No group of players is tougher to assess than power forwards. Two breakout stars playing the position didn’t earn All-Star nominations, but one secured a place on the All-NBA Third team while the other carried the team to an improbable playoff run that fell just one victory shy of the conference championship.  

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2010 Closeout: Power Forward Rankings

During the last decade, the power forward position was the most dominant in the NBA. Instead of lining up at center, seven footers started playing power forward and changed how the position was played. Instead of just hanging around the basket waiting for an offensive rebound, power forwards developed range on their shots, started handling the ball and creating their …

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2010 Tip-off: Power Forward Rankings

Half of the players ranked in the top-eight on this list switched teams this summer, two forming mega-trios in the Eastern Conference, and the other two hoping to revive two of the best fan bases in the league. If the summer of 2010 proved anything, an elite player at the four spot can transform a playoff team into a championship. …

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