Published on September 2nd, 2012 | by Timothy Makalinao0
Top 10 Best NBA Power Forwards 2011-2012 Season
Top 10 Best NBA Power Forwards 2011-2012 Season! With some of the best players in the NBA for 2011-2012 in this list, power forwards are key to points and rebounds. Find out who the best NBA power forward is for 2011-2012 season, and who will make a great impact in their team this year. With young players rising up the ladders, old guards try to defend their position on the list as some of the best power forwards for 2011-2012. With great talent in this list, these power forwards have all made a mark in the NBA and their teams. Now Numeroten brings you, Top 10 Best NBA Power Forwards 2011-2012 Season.
10. Kevin Garnett – Assists 2.5 – Points Per Game 14.9 – Blocks 0.8 – Minutes 31.8 – Rebounds 9.1 – Steals 1.4 – Games Played 80 – Age 35 – Team Boston Celtics
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Time is seriously running out for Kevin Garnett in a basketball jersey playing on the court, at 35 his stats are now on a steady decline. In a year well each team averages 4 NBA games a week rather than 3 a week, it is going to be hard for Kevin Garnett to stay healthy and solid. Even though Kevin Garnett does show signs of his past greatness, especially in clutch situations, we are fairly certain Garnett may have only 1 or 2 solid years left in him.
9. Zach Randolph – Assists 2.2 – Points Per Game 20.4 – Blocks 0.4 – Minutes 36.8 – Rebounds 12.0 – Steals 0.9 – Games Played 88 – Age 30 – Team Memphis Grizzlies
Randolph may have had a good chance to make the Top 5, but unfortunately Zack Randolph starts the year out for 8 weeks. Furthermore, when he does get back, it will certainly take time for Randolph to get back into his superstar self. Yet, we do believe that once it gets late into the season and Randolph is back to his old self, he should be able to have another respectable year, stats wise, which is why we put him on number 9 on our top 10 best power forwards 2011-2012.
8. David Lee – Assists 3.2 – Points Per Game16.5 – Blocks 0.4 – Minutes 36.1 – Rebounds 9.1 – Steals 1.0 – Games Played 73 – Age 28 – Team Golden State Warriors
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Trying to reclaim his 2009-2010 form, David Lee looks adjusted to his new team the Golden State Warriors, with a weak team, the warriors have signed Lee to an $80 million 6 year deal in order to build a team worthy of the playoffs. Even though Lee’s numbers were down in 2010-2011 season, they were still very respectable, and we expect him to reclaim his old form with the Warriors to lead them to a charge for the playoffs.
7. LaMarcus Aldridge – Assists 2.1 – Points Per Game 21.8 – Blocks 1.2 – Minutes 39.6 – Rebounds 8.8 – Steals 1.0 – Games Played 81 – Age 26 – Team Portland Trail Blazers
With the leadership of LaMarcus Aldridge, we here at Numeroten believe that the Portland Trail Blazers will be a team to watch this year to make an impact in the playoffs. With a much weaker Western Conference, it is a toss up to who will be fighting in the playoffs this year since so many players are getting injured early, and that the Western Conference had considerably weaker teams in the first place. It will be up to LaMarcus Aldridge to lead the Trailblazers, by being a constant offensive threat while playing a strong defense with plenty of rebounds.
6. Pau Gasol – Assists 3.4 – Points Per Game 18.2 – Blocks 1.6 – Minutes 36.9 – Rebounds 9.9 – Steals 0.6 – Games Played 92 – Age 31 – Team Los Angeles Lakers
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One of the best international players of all time, Pau Gasol is one of the core players in the Lakers. A 4 time All-Star, Gasol once again made the All-Star team in 2010-2011 season averaging almost 20 points and 10 rebounds. Furthermore, after their tragic end to their season in 2011, Pau Gasol is looking to redeem himself, along with the rest of the Lakers, by bringing them to the playoffs again. With Kobe Bryant’s uncertain health, Pau Gasol is going to have to take some of the burden from Kobe, in order to preserve his health.
5. Chris Bosh – Assists 1.7 – Points Per Game 18.7 – Blocks 0.7 – Minutes 37.0 – Rebounds 8.4 – Steals 0.8 – Games Played 98 – Age 27 – Team Miami Heat
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A 6 time All-Star, Chris Bosh looks to step it up this year with the Miami Heat as they are the favorites to win the NBA Championship this year. With the jam packed short season, Chris Bosh will have to carry some of the games this year in order to let James and Wade rest a bit. In addition, even though his stats have dropped it is evident that because you have 3 super stars in your team, Bosh has taken most of the lost stats by having the ball less than Wade and James.
4. Blake Griffin – Assists 3.8 – Points Per Game 22.5 – Blocks 0.5 – Minutes 37.9 – Rebounds 12.1 – Steals 0.8 – Games Played 82 – Age 22 – Team Los Angeles Clippers
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The 2010-2011 Rookie of the Year, Blake Griffin made himself a superstar last year by having a magnificent rookie season. The first overall pick of the 2009 draft, Blake Griffin now has a great core built around him with Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, and Mo Williams on his side. In addition, Blake Griffin has only began to tap his talent and looks to explode this season, and lead the Los Angeles Clippers, who for the first time may be better than the Los Angeles Lakers.
3. Kevin Love – Assists 2.5 – Points Per Game 20.2 – Blocks 0.4 – Minutes 35.8 – Rebounds 15.2 – Steals 0.6 – Games Played 73 – Age 23 – Team Minnesota Timberwolves
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At only 23 years old, Kevin Love led the league last year in rebounds. One of the best players in the NBA, the top 3 in this list are actually very close to each other in terms of skills and talent. Kevin Love is still young with endless amount of talent left, and who Timblewolves’ fans have called the next Kevin Garnett for them. Without a doubt, Kevin Love is sure to have another amazing season with the Timberwolves, and is amazing enough to lead the Timberwolves in the playoffs. Even though Love is ranked 3 here, I would not be surprised at all if he ends up as the best power forward by the end of the 2011-2012 season, and might be the best player in the league.
2. Amare Stoudemire – Assists 2.6 – Points Per Game 24.7 – Blocks 1.9 – Minutes 36.6 – Rebounds 8.1 – Steals 0.9 – Games Played 82 – Age 29 – Team New York Knicks
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With an MVP like season until he was injured, Amare Stoudemire singlehandedly made the Knicks a playoff team. With amazing leadership and a great ability to play in the clutch, Stoudemire is now partnered up with superstar Carmelo Anthony and is sure to lead the New York Knicks into a great season. Yet, something that can hold back Stoudemire is his health. If Stoudemire can stay healthy this season, the Knicks will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
1. Dirk Nowitzki – Assists 2.6 – Points Per Game 24.1 – Blocks 0.6 – Minutes 35.4 – Rebounds 7.3 – Steals 0.5 – Games Played 94 – Age 33 – Team Dallas Mavericks
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The hero of the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki finally got his NBA Championship Ring with one of the most amazing playoff performances ever. With his amazing 4th quarter heroics, Nowitzki enters this year as one of the best nab players in the league for the 2011-2012 season. Furthemore, even though his regular seasons tats did go down last year, probably because of age, we do believe Nowitzki has 2 or 3 more years in him where he can play as one of the best in the whole NBA. Lastly, stats don’t say it all for Nowitzki, his leadership was also key to why the Mavericks won last year, and probably would not have happened if he was not there to lead and score.