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Ranking: Our Top 5 Big Men Going Into 2017-18

We continue our BDS Rank with our big man ranking. There really is no such thing as a power forward or center anymore in the NBA, even the league itself refers to these guys simply as frontcourt players on the All-Star ballot. With the game so stretched out, the PF and C spots have become a hybrid. Check out of ranking below. 

5. Draymond Green

If you really break it down, Draymond Green doesn’t have a set position. But, the DPOY is listed at PF, and plays much bigger than he is. Green doesn’t have the offensive tools that the next four dudes have, but he is the anchor for what could one day go down as one of the greatest dynasties in the history of sport.

4. DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins could have been the modern day Shaq had the league not changed so much in the midst of his prime. Boogie had a career year last season putting up 27 points, 11 rebounds and about 5 assists per game. That’s Shaq type production. The dude is unstoppable down low, the only problem is that 27, 11 and 5 doesn’t have much of an impact on the game because Cousins natural stye of dominance doesn’t have as much of a place in todays league. It’ll be interesting to see how he does in a full season playing alongside AD in New Orleans, maybe they can change the game.

3. Carmelo Anthony

Melo will be playing power forward this year for the Thunder. The switch to the four spot is great for the former scoring champions career. In todays league, he would easily be the most lethal PF in the game. Check out how Anthony does as a stretch four on Team USA in international play. He is a deadly trail man, stretches the hell out of the floor and when you zone-in on stopping his jumper, he can go down low and be “bully Melo” on anyone. Coming back in better shape than ever and more motivated than he’s ever been, Anthony will be a nightmare for defenses this season in what is probably a more of a natural position for him at this stage of his career.

2. Karl-Anthony Towns

The next-big thing, Karl-Anthony Towns put up 25 and 12 at the age of 21 in just his second season in the league. Towns has the “It” factor to be the best big man of his era. He’s got incredible strength, skill, quickness and a very high basketball iq for someone of his experience. Don’t be surprised if the T-Wolves are a heavyweight this year in the West. Towns made a major leap in his second year in the league and now with the additions of Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Jamal Crawford and Taj Gibson, his life is about to get a lot easier on the court. You can bet that this guy coming in this year being able to handle the rock and shoot threes better than he did last year. Once he starts doing that, there is simply no answer for Towns.

1. Anthony Davis

In the right situation and a bigger market, Anthony Davis would be one of the faces of the league and be a runaway candidate for the MVP award. The 24-year-old put up 28 and 12 a night last season and looked more polished than ever. This man opened the season last year with a 50-15-5-5-4 game last year and followed it up with 45 and 17. We’d be mentioning him with Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett if the Pelicans somehow becams a powerhouse in the mighty West. When it comes to his position, AD doesn’t have a flaw in his game. If the Pelicans don’t make noise this year, expect him to join another superstar perimeter player and be an MVP in this league.

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