With the NBA season rapidly approaching here is a breakdown of the Top 5 power forwards in the NBA:
5. Zach Randolph
2012-2013 per-game statistics: 15.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 0.4 blocks, 17.92 PER
This was a tricky one for me, deciding between Dirk Nowitzki and Zach Randolph for the final spot on the list. I went with Randolph in the end because he is a better rebounder and a MUCH better defender. At 32 years old, Randolph still has a lot of basketball to play in his career. He is one of the toughest bigs in the NBA, and teaming with Marc Gasol made the Memphis Grizzlies a very formidable team last year. Randolph is a complete beast down low. Listed at 6’9, 260 pounds, Randolph is a force to be reckoned with on the glass, and is one of the better rebounders in the NBA, and also has a decent jumper. He helped lead the Grizzlies to a Western Conference Finals appearance last year and should help them be a threat again this year.