For almost 15 years Tim Duncan has been The Archetype, the man who best represents what it means to play the four spot in the NBA.
And as his career fades, albeit gradually, into the history books, the Los Angeles Clipper’s rookie big man and former #1 NBA Draft pick Blake Griffin is firmly placed to grab the gaze and the plaudits afforded to The Best Power Forward in the Game.
Because make no mistake Griffin is the best in the NBA right now and it is not a debate.
8 games. That is all the time he needed to crush any worries about his surgically repaired knee and to impose his authority on to the NBA to the tune of 18 and 11.
If you were the GM of any franchise starting from scratch right now and you could have your pick of any power forward in the game for the next 10 years tell me you don’t take Griffin.
He rebounds, he scores from everywhere, he runs the floor. He even plays defence. Yes, he plays for an awful team, but but the stench of Clipper mediocrity wont last long, not with number 32 on the floor.
Quite simply Blake Griffin is not a power forward.
He is The Power Forward.