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NBA Off-Season: 2013-2014 Top 5 Power Forwards

By Connor Paden
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Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) grabs a defensive rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

 3. Blake Griffin

2012-2013 per-game statistics: 18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 22.44 PER

The Los Angeles Clippers made some great moves to improve this season and Blake Griffin may benefit the most. The added shooters will make Griffin even harder to defend as opposing teams can’t send help any longer. The forward is widely considered one of the most athletic players in the game today. We all know about the dunks out in Lob City, but Griffin is a good defender and has shown he can pass well out of the post. The only thing missing from the former Rookie of the Year’s game is a jump shot, but he’s improved on that aspect throughout his early career. Blake Griffin, along with Chris Paul, will make the Clippers very difficult to deal with this year.