NBA Rankings: The 5 best power forwards in basketball

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) after securing a rebound following a free throw attempt during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Clippers 98-96. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

As the NBA world anxiously awaits the start of the 2014-2015 season, there is plenty to discuss in the world of professional basketball. From LeBron’s move to Cleveland, the strengthening of the East as a whole, and the San Antonio Spurs recent hire of Becky Hammon (oh, and their strive to repeat as NBA champions), hoops has become a year-long topic, and that is fantastic news for the league itself.

In continuing with that theme, we have been unveiling “top 5″ lists at each and every position in the NBA. The usual suspects dominated the talk at the small forward spot, while both the shooting guard and point guard positions had a bit more nuance in the discussion. In the latest installment, we will take an in-depth look at the best power forwards in the NBA, and for purposes of this discussion, players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Al Horford, all of whom spend time at the power forward position, will be listed elsewhere.

Without delay, let’s unveil the list.

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