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

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Jerami Grant. 9. player. 34. . PF. Portland Trail Blazers

Jerami Grant has rounded into form as one of the NBA’s best complementary stars. He probably can’t lead your team on his own, but give Grant, say, Damian Lillard to play off of, and his long strides attacking the rim and timely 3-point shooting really shines. Basketball is a sport of two sides, of course, and Grant is one of the most versatile defenders in the NBA.

New York Knicks. Julius Randle. 8. player. 27. . PF

Julius Randle went from All-NBA to an absolute headache for Knicks fans last season. Now, he’s back in All-NBA form, punishing smaller and bigger defenders alike with his absurd strength, impressive playmaking eye, and overwhelming confidence scoring the ball. He plays completely unafraid — at times to his detriment, but more often than not, to the absolute delight of the New York faithful.

7. player. 156. . PF. Cleveland Cavaliers. Evan Mobley

Evan Mobley’s offensive skill set isn’t the cleanest fit next to Jarrett Allen in the frontcourt, but the Cavs have made it work because of Mobley’s flexible skill set and elite defensive presence. Few bigs can guard the perimeter and wreak havoc in passing lanes like Mobley. Station him in the paint, and Mobley will deter most reasonable guards from challenging him.