Who Will Win the Position Battle: Power Forwards

07.28.08 9 years ago 17 Comments
Michael BeasleyBeasley starting at the 4 on South Beach

More than any other position, rookies are going to have the biggest impact at the four next year. Mike Beasley, Kevin Love, Jason Thompson are all vying for starting spots at power forward in their respective cities.

We dropped the point guards, shooting guards and small forwards on you last week. So among the following power forwards, who do you think will win the starting job?

* Minnesota: Kevin Love vs. Craig Smith
* Chicago: Drew Gooden vs. Tyrus Thomas
* Cleveland: Ben Wallace vs. J.J. Hickson vs. Darnell Jackson vs. Joe Smith (Wallace might be a center, but he started alongside Big Z when he arrived last year. But what about getting a hint of offensive production from the four?)
* Milwaukee: Charlie Villanueva vs. Malik Allen vs. Joe Alexander (if they wanted to get Joey into the starting lineup alongside RJ)
* Charlotte: Sean May vs. Jermareo Davidson vs. Othello Harrington
* Miami: Michael Beasley vs. Udonis Haslem
* Oklahoma City: Nick Collison vs. Jeff Green vs. Donyell Marshall vs. Chris Wilcox (if OKC lands J.R. Smith can they run Russell Westbrook, Smith, Durant, Green as the 1-2-3-4?)
* Sacramento: Shareef Abdur-Rahim vs. Mikki Moore vs. Jason Thompson (Who would have thought Thompson would have been a Day 1 starter before draft night?)
* Golden State: Al Harrington vs. Anthony Randolph vs. Brandan Wright vs. Richard Hendrix
* New Jersey: Yi Jianlian (technically a PF) vs. Eduardo Najera vs. Josh Boone vs. Ryan Anderson

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