Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks

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Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#1 » by Matt15 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm

From 1-8

Shawn Kemp
Pau Gasol
Elton Brand
Kevin McHale
Chris Webber
Draymond Green
Blake Griffin
LaMarcus Aldridge
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#2 » by s0ciety » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:40 am

1 - Kevin McHale
2 - Pau Gasol
3 - Draymond Green
4 - Elton Brand
5 - Shawn Kemp
6 - Blake Griffin
7 - Chris Webber
8 - LaMarcus Aldridge
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#3 » by migya » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 am

Going by production/performance more than contribution to team winning (otherwise Draymond is much higher).

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Griffin
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Draymond
Aldridge
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#4 » by 70sFan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:32 am

1. Kevin McHale
2. Elton Brand
3. Pau Gasol
4. Shawn Kemp/Draymond Green
6. Blake Griffin
7. Chris Webber
8. LaMarcus Aldridge
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#5 » by penbeast0 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:46 pm

migya wrote:Going by production/performance more than contribution to team winning (otherwise Draymond is much higher).

Webber
McHale
Brand
Kemp
Griffin
Gasol
Draymond
Aldridge


But isn't contribution to team potentially winning what it is all about, rather than just posting stats?

I would have Webber bottom 3 on this list, Draymond top 3. Hard to pick between Gasol, McHale, Green for impact; Brand #4 (just for peak). Then some combination of Griffin, Webber, Kemp all of whom had strong impact but not quite as strong. I agree Aldridge comes up last though he was a very good player.
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#6 » by No-more-rings » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 pm

Green seems to be underrated here, for a number of years he was the best defender in the league and had some of the best impact data in the league i think he should be 1st or 2nd with maybe only McHale ahead. Some of these names he's just clearly better than.
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#7 » by migya » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:09 pm

penbeast0 wrote:
migya wrote:Going by production/performance more than contribution to team winning (otherwise Draymond is much higher).

Webber
McHale
Brand
Kemp
Griffin
Gasol
Draymond
Aldridge


But isn't contribution to team potentially winning what it is all about, rather than just posting stats?

I would have Webber bottom 3 on this list, Draymond top 3. Hard to pick between Gasol, McHale, Green for impact; Brand #4 (just for peak). Then some combination of Griffin, Webber, Kemp all of whom had strong impact but not quite as strong. I agree Aldridge comes up last though he was a very good player.


Depends what definition of peak is. Most players' peaks are their best statistical season, usually just one season. Webber was the #1 guy and undisputed star of those early 2000s Kings teams, particularly 2001 and 02, were great and so was Webber. McHale had Bird, Kemp had Payton, Gasol had Kobe in LA and didn't win much in Memphis, Griffin had CP and Draymond had Curry.
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Post#8 » by penbeast0 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:13 pm

I am much lower on Chris Webber, even in Sacramento, than most. Maybe because I was a Wizards fan and he never played up to his talent in Washington. He was a super talented player but all these players had good seasons on good teams (or in Brand's case, on mediocre teams).
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Post#9 » by migya » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm

penbeast0 wrote:I am much lower on Chris Webber, even in Sacramento, than most. Maybe because I was a Wizards fan and he never played up to his talent in Washington. He was a super talented player but all these players had good seasons on good teams (or in Brand's case, on mediocre teams).


I'm not a fan of how Webber performed for his career, as he underachieved, he had the talent to be a top 25 player ever I thought back then, but his peak season I think is the best of all these players given the circumstances.
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#10 » by G35 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:52 pm

Matt15 wrote:From 1-8

Shawn Kemp
Pau Gasol
Elton Brand
Kevin McHale
Chris Webber
Draymond Green
Blake Griffin
LaMarcus Aldridge



Webber
McHale
Brand
Griffin
Gasol
Kemp
Aldridge
Green
I'm so tired of the typical......
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#11 » by KobesScarf » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:46 pm

Mchale
Webber
Pau
Blake

Kemp

Aldridge









Draymond
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#12 » by Matt15 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:57 pm

KobesScarf wrote:Mchale
Webber
Pau
Blake

Kemp

Aldridge









Draymond


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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#13 » by Pharmacist » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:08 am

1. Kevin McHale

2. Chris Webber

3. Elton Brand

4. Shawn Kemp

5. Draymond Green

6. Pau Gasol

7. Lamarcus Aldridge

8. Blake Griffin
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Re: Rank these 8 Power Forwards at their Peaks 

Post#14 » by GSP » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:13 am

Brand
Mchale
Draymond

Blake

Pau
Kemp
Cwebb
Aldridge

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