With the NBA season rapidly approaching here is a breakdown of the Top 5 power forwards in the NBA:
May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots a free throw in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. San Antonio Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93, and lead the series 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
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.