At SB Nation, a look at the Top 10 PF's in the 2012 NBA Draft and how they represent the next step in the evolution of the game:
However, change goes two ways, and as 6'9+ players moved away from the basket on offense, their defensive counterparts have begun to do the same. If offensive players no longer want to play in the low post, why bulk up to 240-250 pounds? Why not stay as lean as possible in order to emphasize lateral quickness?
The 2012 draft class, which features three 6'10+ forwards capable of defending out to the three-point line, represents the next step in the evolution of the game. Power forward is the deepest position in the draft, and it features a wide variety of players and playing styles. Anthony Davis was a center at Kentucky while Perry Jones III has tried to convince teams he's a small forward in pre-draft workouts.
1. Anthony Davis 2. Perry Jones III 3. John Henson 4. Royce White 5. Terrence Jones 6. Thomas Robinson 7. Arnett Moultrie 8. Drew Gordon 9. Jared Sullinger 10. Kevin Jones