Rank the All Time Great Power Forwards

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    Rank the all time great power forwards. Stats are based on 5 year peak averages. Go.


    Charles Barkley


    26.0pts / 12.1rbs / 4.0asts / 1.6stls / 1.0blks

    1x NBA MVP
    1x Conf Champion
    1x Rebound Champion
    11x All Star
    11x All NBA
    1x All Star MVP
    2x Olympian

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    Tim Duncan

    23.3pts / 12.5rbs / 3.4asts / 0.8stls / 2.5blks

    5x NBA Champion
    6x Conf Champion
    2x NBA MVP
    3x Finals MVP
    15x All Star
    15x All NBA
    15x All Defense
    1x All Star MVP
    Rookie of the Year
    1x Olympian

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    Kevin Garnett

    22.7pts / 13.3rbs / 5.0asts / 1.4stls / 1.6blks

    1x NBA Champion
    2x Conf. Champion
    1x NBA MVP
    1x Defenses Player of the Year
    4x Rebound Champion
    15x All Star
    9x All NBA
    12x All Defense
    1x All Star MVP
    1x Olympian

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    Elvin Hayes

    21.8pts / 13.7rbs / 1.9asts / 1.3stls / 2.6blks

    1x NBA Champion
    3x Conf. Champion
    12x All Star
    6x All NBA
    2x All Defense
    2x Rebound Champion
    1x Scoring Champion

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    Karl Malone

    29.0pts/ 11.4rbs / 2.8asts / 1.4stls / 0.7blks

    2x NBA MVP
    2x Conf. Champion
    14x All Star
    14x All NBA
    4x All Defense
    2x All Star MVP
    2x Olympian

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    Kevin McHale

    22.7pts / 8.6rbs / 2.4asts / 0.4stls / 1.8blks

    3x NBA Champion
    5x Conf Champion
    7x All Star
    6x All Defense
    1x All NBA
    2x 6th Man of the Year

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    Dirk Nowitzki

    25.3pts / 8.9rbs / 3.0asts / 0.8stls / 1.0blks

    1x NBA Champion
    2x Conf. Champion
    1x NBA MVP
    1x NBA Finals MVP
    13x All Star
    12x All NBA

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    Bob Pettit

    26.5pts / 17.2rbs / 2.9asts

    2x NBA MVP
    1x NBA Champion
    4x Conf. Champion
    11x All Star
    11x All NBA
    4x All Star MVP
    2x Scoring Champion
    Rookie of the Year

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    Dennis Rodman

    7.0pts / 17.3rbs / 2.2asts / 0.7stls / 0.6blks

    5x NBA Champion

    6x Conf Champion
    2x Defensive Player of the Year
    7x Rebound Champion
    2x All Star
    2x All NBA
    8x All Defense

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    1. Tim Duncan
    2. Bob Pettit
    3. Karl Malone
    4. Kevin Garnett
    5. Charles Barkley
    6. Dirk Nowitzki
    7. Elvin Hayes
    8. Kevin McHale
    9. Dennis Rodman
     
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    Garnett is too high

    Mchale is too low
     
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    Los Booz is objectively 24th all time PF.
     
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    Andrew DeClercq
    Udonis Haslem
    Al Horford
     
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    Horace Grant
    Robert Horry
    Slava Medvedenko
     
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    Duncan was better
     
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    Yeah, I'm going to say Duncan is better because at least he didn't impregnate a 13 year old.
     
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    2.2 ppg GOAT. Chuck got nothing on him.
     
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    f off dope Duncan > Failman

    1. Duncan
    2. Malone
    3. Pettit
    4. McHale
    5. Barkley
    6. Hayes
    7. Dirk
    8. Garnett
    9. Rodman
     
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    I got Tim Duncan.
     
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    What is the difference between a power forward and a true center really? It seems like a PF is just slightly shorter and can move a little better than a center.
     
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    I thought he is the center. Then who is the center?
     
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    Duncan is #1 if we're calling him a PF.

    Barkley > Malone. Malone stayed in phenomenal shape, never missed games and played forever. So their career numbers don't compare well for Barkley. They were basically exact contemporaries. Until Barkley slowed down and started sucking, there wasn't a question who was better. He scored with more ease (without the greatest passer ever setting him up his entire career) and rebounded better. Malone's longevity brings into question who really had the 'greater' career, but if we're asking who was better during their prime, it's Barkley without having to think about it. Malone was a little better defensively, but he wasn't Duncan or Garnett defensively either.

    Lol at Petit. Honestly all NBA analysis should be pre and post 1980 (I guess we could call the '76 merger the dividing line). The game changed so much around this time, and competition improved so much that the eras before and after aren't really comparable. And using stats across eras to compare them is beyond laughable. But Petit, while objectively great for his time, does not compare as a player to the players from the last 40 years. He was one of the best big men in the world in his time and he shot about 43% from the field. As a PF (not that they called it that then, but he was clearly a big man). And no, that's not because they played super awesome defense back then. The professional game in his time was played at a level below current high school ball.
     
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  20. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    I'm partial to Barkley because he had to make up for his height and actually has a higher PER and VORP than Duncan.
     
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