Top 30 NBA power forwards — 24. Grant Williams, Celtics
Grant Williams has been essential during Boston’s run to the NBA Finals. After entering the league as a 3-point liability, Williams has turned himself into a corner specialist. On defense, his strength and mobility gave Giannis Antetokounmpo real issues in the second round. His high basketball I.Q. shines through on both sides of the ball, and his unselfish nature makes it very easy to fit in with Boston’s more ball-dominant stars.
Top 30 NBA power forwards — 23. Marcus Morris, Clippers
Marcus Morris continues to provide the Clippers with steadfast production at the four spot. He has a tendency to do too much every now and then, but generally speaking, Morris has played his role well. He hits spot-up 3s, he punishes mismatches in the post, and he defends multiple positions. With the arrival of Norm Powell, we could see extended small-ball five minutes for Morris next season. He gives the Clippers that kind of optionality.
Top 30 NBA power forwards — 22. Kevin Love, Cavaliers
Kevin Love should’ve won Sixth Man of the Year in my humble opinion. That award should award more than the highest points total (not that Tyler Herro was undeserving), and Love did a little bit of everything for the Cavs. He spent time as a spot-up shooter, he spent time as a playmaking hub out of the post, he took over stretches with his scoring, and he was his typically elite self on the glass. Love managed to stand out and provide essential minutes despite the glut of bigs on Cleveland’s roster. It was a special season for Love, who desperately needed to redefine his role and find a way to age gracefully into the next stage of his career. Mission accomplished.