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Top Power Forwards in Draft

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Top Power Forwards in Draft

Below is a list of what I believe are the top 20 PF's in this years draft. This years class is really deep with the potential of up to 10 first round picks and another 5-6 picked in the second round. I really think Greg Monroe will be a very productive player in the NBA. He had an excellent year at Georgetown and has a good skill set. Favors is good but didn't exactly take over like was expected his freshmen year at GaTech, but is still one of the top prospects overall. Ed Davis too me is a mystery. He's gonna be taken the late lottery but I see a couple of PF's better than him. Don't sleep on Varnardo. I think he can be a Theo Ratliff type player and be an excellent value in the second round. The top 20 are:

1. Greg Monroe 6'10 Georgetown
2. Derrick Favors 6'9 Georgia Tech
3. Patrick Patterson 6'8 Kentucky
4. Donatas Motiejunas 7'0 Lithuania
5. Ekpe Udoh 6'10 Baylor
6. Craig Brackins 6'10 Iowa St.
7. Larry Sanders 6'10 Virginia Commonwealth
8. Ed Davis 6'9 North Carolina
9. Jarvis Varnardo 6'9 Mississippi St
10. Gani Lawal 6'9 Georgia Tech
11. Luke Harangody 6'8 Notre Dame
12. Tim Ohlbrecht 6'11 Germany
13. Trevor Booker 6'7 Clemson
14. Michael Washington 6'10 Arkansas
15. Samardo Samuels 6'8 Louisville
16. Dwayne Collins 6'8 Miami
17. Magnum Rolle 6'11 Lousiana Tech
18. Mac Koshwal 6'9 DePaul
19. Deon Thompson 6'8 North Carolina
20. Bryan Davis 6'8 Texas AandM


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In a league where there are so few dominant 7 foot players...

I can forsee a number of these power forwards playing the center position. Teams seem to be going to quicker, smaller lineups, partly because of the derth of true centers, but also for matchup purposes.

I really like Ed Davis. He seems extremely coachable. He nearly doubled his scoring and rebounding numbers from his freshman year, and could be a top notch shot blocker at his position in the NBA. He seems like a guy, with the proper coaching, that could really become something special in a couple years. He has all the physical tools. I honestly think he might develop into a better pro then Favors. What little I've seen of Favors, gives me the impression he's an under achiever. He just seems like he should have been more productive then what he was at the college level. Maybe playing for million dollar contracts will serve as a motivation for him to play up to his optimum level.

There is not a single player on this list that screams "star" to me, but there are certainly a number of guys who can make the league, and become contributors if they land in the right situations.

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I really like Ed Davis. He seems extremely coachable. He nearly doubled his scoring and rebounding numbers from his freshman year, and could be a top notch shot blocker at his position in the NBA. He seems like a guy, with the proper coaching, that could really become something special in a couple years. He has all the physical tools. I honestly think he might develop into a better pro then Favors. What little I've seen of Favors, gives me the impression he's an under achiever. He just seems like he should have been more productive then what he was at the college level.
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You're criticizing Favors' college production? Davis was slightly more productive as a 20 year old sophomore than Favors was as a 18 year old freshman.

Davis averaged 12.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.7 BPG and 57.8% while Favors had 12.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.1 BPG and 61.1 FG%.

It's true that Favors didn't live up to the expectations some had of him in college but neither did Davis.
With Davis' supposedly sky high ceiling he should also have been more productive at the college level.

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My friend (avid Nets fan) and

My friend (avid Nets fan) and I were talking the other day about the possibility of them getting the 4th pick, and we both thought that Monroe, not Favors should be their man. Monroe and Lopez would be such an amazing low post pairing, with Monroe's passing ability/basketball IQ/relative experience and polish compared to Favors, who's higher on seemingly every draft board. Brackins two spots higher than Ed Davis...can't say I totally agree with that. And I'm a big Udoh fan. I didn't see him play until rather late in the year, and was shocked to see how well he could handle the ball and shoot. Combine his shot-blocking ability/defensive savvy and leadership with that apparent skill set and he could do a lot of damage at the next level.

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The poor Nets...

Deserve better then the fourth pick. But I agree that I would draft Monroe before Favors. He might not have the overall "potential" of Favors, but he's a guy who does so many things well.

Udoh is an interesting player. It's not beyond the realm of possibility that he might become the best power forward in this draft. But, he's just as likely to be an average player at the next level. If I'm a team and I'm picking 11th or lower, I strongly consider taking a chance on him.

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I have a feeling both Monroe and Favors end up playing a lot of

center in the NBA

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I like Larry Sanders probably

I like Larry Sanders probably more than anyone in this forum. I rank him as the 3rd best PF in this draft. I think his 7'7 wingspan enables him to play Center in the NBA on certain teams.

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What about D. Cousins? I

What about D. Cousins? I would say he and Favors are at the top. Whichever one is first will depend on what style of play your trying to him in. I believe most will say Favors by default because he has more upside and potential. Cousins played C a lot in college, but he is actually a PF.

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Cousins

what about his game makes anyone think he can be a 4 man. He is a 5 and a 5 only.

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pfs need to be able to defend sum C's

i think when i look at it, u need a 4 that can defend either the gasol/ bynum combo or a perkins/kg/sheed to be a big time 4... looking at this list... monroe/favors/udoh; maybe...... paterson/ donatas prally not........ed davis/ harongody/ brackins/ 12-20... no chance in hell

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No way is Demarcus Cousins an

No way is Demarcus Cousins an NBA PF, unless hes paired up with a 7 foot center and he is forced to move to PF. Hes not agile enough to keep up with current NBA PFs.

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I am just wondering why ppl

I am just wondering why ppl don't put Seraphin in this year draft,you didn't put him with Cs nor with PFs?
also you put Tim Ohlbrecht high,he is basically a trash, hate the fact he was compared to Dirk once and hate more that Donnie went to Germany scouting him and Pleiß

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Kevin Seraphin and Latavious

Kevin Seraphin and Latavious Williams are missing

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Give Favors better guards and

Give Favors better guards and he would have been more productive. Also he battled foul trouble all year. Monroe will be a solid pro I think but Favors will be a star. People on this board are seriously underestimating Favors abilities.

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