After watching Chris Bosh
in the Olympics, I hope you saw that he's a better power forward than Carlos Boozer. I've been reading your articles for the last year or so and noticed that you never seem to give Bosh
any credit. I was curious as to who you think are the top power forwards in the NBA. — Bizzy, Ottawa, Canada
First off, there's no power in Bosh's game. He's really an outsized small forward with excellent rebounding skills.
had his best games in Beijing against the worst teams. In the medal round his defense was porous.
Fourth, instead of ranking the NBA's power forwards, here are the guys who I believe are now, or soon will be, better than Bosh.
Tim Duncan is still the gold standard at this position.
Kevin Garnett is unreliable in the clutch (as demonstrated by his game-by-game play in last season's championship series), but still does much more with and without the ball than Bosh.
Elton Brand might even be a better post-up scorer than TD.
With all of his flaws, Dirk Nowitzki is much more explosive with the ball than Bosh.
Ditto for Amare Stoudemire.
David West is all about power.
At the power-forward slot, Pau Gasol's shortcomings will be minimized and his strengths accentuated.
It's not inconceivable that Josh Smith is well on his way to leaving Bosh
in the dust.