What does a power forward do?
== == == == Power forwards are generally centers that are too short to play the center position. They usually are good rebounders, have a decent mid-range shot, and have good low post moves. Some examples of power forwards are Elton Brand, Tim Duncan, and Jason Thompson.
Teams usually play with two forwards. The power forward - also known as the number 4 - is usually the bigger of the two. He/she is responsible for scoring close to the basket and gathering rebounds on both offense and defense. Many power forwards can also play center.
There are two types of forwards: the power forward and the small forward. The power forward is taller than the small forward. In offense, the forwards run in the front and are closest to the opponent's basket. In defense, the forwards defend the front part of the paint. The forwards' heights are usually in the middle.