The 2019-2020 NBA season will restart very soon with a lot of games remaining to bring the regular season to a curtain call. Before the suspension of the current season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were impressive showings from some of the top NBA players on multiple occasions. Most of the Power Forwards in the NBA have grabbed the headlines for their respective teams in the season. These Power Forwards have also been integral and crucial players who will be looking forward to the restart of the season.
We take a look at the top five best Power Forwards in the NBA so far this season and highlight their stats for their respective teams.
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
The top name on this list is none other than the last season’s NBA Most Valuable Player and leading candidate for the same accolade this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo. This season has seen Giannis produce his best-ever performances in the NBA. With Giannis as the top star, Milwaukee Bucks have become the most dominant side in the NBA this season. The Bucks have already secured a playoff qualification. They are still top of both the Eastern Conference and Central Division with a 53-12 win-loss record and a .815 win-percentage courtesy of Giannis’ blistering form this season.
In 57 games for the Bucks, Giannis has averaged 29.6 points per game, 13.7 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per game. He also has an average of 1.0 steals per game, 1.0 blocks per game, and 3.7 turnovers per game. In terms of the NBA stats leaderboards, Giannis ranks third overall for the most averaged points per game, third overall for the most averaged rebounds per game, and the 23rd overall for the most averaged assists per game numbers.
2. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
Alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis has been the star of the show for Los Angeles Lakers this season following his arrival from New Orleans Pelicans last summer.
Thanks to Davis’ lethal and crucial partnership with LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers are once again back to their very best.
Los Angeles Lakers have already secured a playoff spot and are currently top of both the Western Conference and Pacific Division with a 49-14 win-loss record and a .778 win percentage.
In terms of the stats, Anthony Davis has averaged 26.7 points per game, 9.4 rebounds per game, and also 3.1 assists per game in 55 games. He has also averaged 1.5 steals per game, 2.4 blocks per game, and 2.5 turnovers per game. In terms of the NBA leaderboards, Davis ranks 9th overall for the most averaged points per game, 17th for the most averaged rebounds per game, and 78th for the most averaged assists per game.
3. Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)
For the second consecutive season, Toronto Raptors have secured qualification for the playoffs at the end of the season and will have the chance to try and retain the NBA title they won last season. At the moment, the Raptors sit in the second position of the Eastern Conference and first in the Atlantic Division with a decent 46-18 win-loss record and a .719 win percentage. Following the departure of Kawhi Leonard to Los Angeles Clippers last summer, a lot of players on the Raptors’ roster have stepped up their game and become consistent performers in the team. Amongst these players is Pascal Siakam, who has elevated his game this season.
In 53 games, Siakam has averaged 23.6 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game. He also has an average of 1.0 steals per game, 0.9 blocks per game, and 2.5 turnovers per game.
In terms of the NBA stats rankings, Siakam ranks 15th overall for the most averaged points per game, 26th for the most rebounds per game and 63rd for the most averaged assists per game.
4. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
The Boston Celtics have had a decent season so far, having already qualified for the playoffs before the suspension of the season with a talented roster performing at their best consistently. At the moment, Boston Celtics are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division with a 43-21 win-loss record and a .672 win percentage. Even though the Boston Celtics’ successes have been a collective effort, there is no denial that Jayson Tatum has been their top star.
In 59 games this season, Jayson Tatum has averaged 23.6 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and another 2.9 assists per game. Also, he has averaged 1.4 steals per game, 0.9 blocks per game, and 2.2 turnovers per game. In terms of the NBA rankings, Tatum ranks 16th overall for the most averaged points per game, 33rd overall for the most averaged rebounds per game, and 85th for the most averaged assists per game numbers.
5. Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
This season has seen the Cavaliers experience one of their most terrible campaigns in recent years. Being bottom of both the Eastern Conference and Central Division with an awful 19-46 win-loss record and a .292 win percentage means the Cleveland Cavaliers will miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season. However, the team’s bad form so far this season hasn’t affected the performances of Kevin Love, who has once again been one of the standout performers on the roster.
This season, Kevin Love has averaged 17.6 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game in 56 games. He has also averaged 0.6 steals per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 2.5 turnovers per game. In terms of the NBA leaderboards, Love ranks 53rd overall for the most averaged points per game, 13th for the most averaged rebounds per game and 74th overall for the most averaged assists per game.