|Power-Forward Definition: Typically the bigger and stronger of the two forwards. They play close to the basket and are responsible for inside scoring, rebounding and post defense. Commonly labeled as (PF) or (4). Also known as the "strong forward" or "big forward".|
On offense, the power-forward does not take many long shots, but rather works in close to the basket and shoots a lot of lay-ups and low-post shots. On defense, their main objective is to defend the basket - along with the center.
A basketball player must possess the following skills, qualities and fundamentals to be effective and successful at the strong forward position...
Here are some of the greatest NBA strong forwards of all-time...from the past and present.As a coach, it's important that you constantly improve your knowledge of the game. Watching these NBA players in action will help increase your understanding of the skills, fundamentals, characteristics and duties of the strong forward position. These NBA players are great at what they do on the basketball court and I'm sure you'll learn a great deal about the strong forward position by watching them play.
Great NBA Strong Forwards: Past
Kevin McHale, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Elvin Hayes, Dennis Rodman, Dave DeBusschere, Jerry Lucas and Bob Pettit.
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