Basketball Power Forwards
IMPORTANT: The power forward is known as PF and the number four in our diagrams.
Basketball Post Player
Power forwards are known as post players because they stand near the high post and low post on the court. As a post player, the power forward will post up and shoot easy layups near the basket. Post players are also great at getting offensive rebounds.
Power Forward Roles
Power Forwards, like most positions, must be good at transitioning from offense to defense in a game situation. As a power forward, you should expect to spend most of your time inside the the three-point arc and posting up.
Power Forward Offense
Power Forward Defense
Power Forward Statistics
The following stats are important measures of success for a good power forward:
Top NBA Power Forwards Of All Time
- Tim Duncan
- Karl Malone
- Dirk Nowitzki
- Charles Barkley
- Kevin Garnett
Top NBA Power Forwards in 2018
- Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
- LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs