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A power forward's job is to control the low block area -- they are able to play with their backs to the basket as well as step out to nail a mid-range jumper. Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are known to have that skillset. Some are also known for their ability to intimidate with powerful dunks, like Blake Griffin. Then you have the Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki types who can pretty much do it all, from inside the paint to outside the arc. How do you round out the NBA's best at the four position? NBA insider Bradford Doolittle had his say and so did the NBA 5-on-5 crew, but now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.

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NBA Power Forwards

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers
2012-13: 21.1 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.2 BPG

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Pelicans
2012-13: 16.2 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.4 BPG

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Knicks
2012-13: 28.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.6 APG

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Pelicans
2012-13: 13.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.8 BPG

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Spurs
2012-13: 17.8 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 2.7 BPG

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried

Nuggets
2012-13: 11.5 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.0 APG

Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors

Jazz
2012-13: 9.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.7 APG

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Nets
2012-13: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 0.9 BPG

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol

Lakers
2012-13: 13.7 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.2 BPG

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Clippers
2012-13: 18.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 0.6 BPG

Al Horford

Al Horford

Hawks
2012-13: 17.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka

Thunder
2012-13: 13.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 3.0 BPG

LeBron James

LeBron James

Heat
2012-13: 26.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.3 APG

David Lee

David Lee

Warriors
2012-13: 18.5 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 0.3 BPG

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Timberwolves
2012-13: 18.3 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 0.5 BPG

Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap

Hawks
2012-13: 14.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.0 BPG

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Mavericks
2012-13: 17.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 0.7 BPG

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Grizzlies
2012-13: 15.4 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 0.4 BPG

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Pistons
2012-13: 17.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 4.2 APG

David West

David West

Pacers
2012-13: 17.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 0.9 BPG

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NBA Rank

ESPN.com's NBA experts and the TrueHoop Network have once again come together to rank the top NBA players via the #NBArank project, counting them down from No. 30 to No. 1 on Twitter (@NBAonESPN). The 2012 #NBArank project had LeBron James as the league's best player, while SportsNation preferred Kevin Durant. Who tops your rankings as the 2012-13 season comes to an end?

All stats from 2012-13 season through games of April 8.

Top NBA players

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Knicks F
28.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.5 APG

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Heat F
16.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 53.2% FG

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Lakers F
27.0 PPG, 6.1 APG, 5.5 RPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Warriors G
22.5 PPG, 6.9 APG, 45.2% 3-pt FG

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Spurs F/C
17.7 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.7 BPG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Thunder F
28.4 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 4.5 APG

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

Grizzlies C
14.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.7 BPG

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Clippers F
18.2 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 53.9% FG

James Harden

James Harden

Rockets G
25.8 PPG, 5.9 APG, 4.8 RPG

Al Horford

Al Horford

Hawks C
17.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Lakers C
16.7 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 2.4 BPG

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers G
22.5 PPG, 5.8 APG, 1.6 SPG

LeBron James

LeBron James

Heat F
26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 7.2 APG

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

Bulls C
12.2 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.2 BPG

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Mavericks F
16.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 47.4% FG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Clippers G
20.6 PPG, 7.5 APG, 35.3% 3-pt FG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Clippers G
17.0 PPG, 9.6 APG, 2.4 SPG

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Heat G
21.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.0 APG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Thunder G
23.4 PPG, 7.6 APG, 1.8 SPG

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Nets G
18.7 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG

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