Power Rankings of the starting power forwards in the NBA is a difficult task to accomplish. There are several difficulties involved at this stage of the NBA season.
First, many teams have not set their starting lineups. For example, it is difficult to tell if Derrick Favors or Troy Murphy will start for the New Jersey Nets this season.
Another obstacle is figuring out how rookies will respond to NBA competition. Sure, we have a few preseason games to observe rookies, but preseason games do not exactly measure how a rookie will play against top competitions on an every night basis.
Lastly, in today's NBA the small forward and power forward positions have coalesced. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to tell which forward is playing the four and which is playing the three.
In any case, here are the Power Rankings for the projected starting power forwards for each NBA team.