Ranking 76ers’ P.J. Tucker and the top 30 NBA power forwards

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. PF. New Orleans Pelicans. Larry Nance Jr.. 21. player. 69

Larry Nance Jr. can oscillate between 4 and 5 depending on the personnel around him, but he lands on the power forward list for now. His weak-side rim protection and explosive finishing ability are critical to the Pelicans’ second unit, one of the deepest benches in the NBA.

. PF. Milwaukee Bucks. Jae Crowder. 20. player. 89

When we last saw him, Jae Crowder was still the ultimate 3-and-D wing. He competes as hard as anyone on defense, taking every matchup personally and bringing a fiery spirit that can spread to his teammates. After a half-season holdout, how quickly does he return to form?

19. player. 211. . PF. Memphis Grizzlies. Brandon Clarke

The Grizzlies’ depth has prevented Brandon Clarke from announcing his presence with lofty statistical contributions, but the lean, spring forward from Gonzaga still makes ample impact off the bench with his rim-running talent, his presence on the glass, and his versatile defense.