Trade Value Rankings: The Top 20 Power Forwards in the NBA

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1 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)

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Guaranteed money left: $188,855,520 by 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 29.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 5.8 apg, 55.3 FG%, 29.3 3P%
Agent: Alex Saratsis

Even if the Bucks window were to close soon and another team offers all their best young players as well as all the picks and swaps they can possibly offer for Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee would probably hang onto him. His value for the franchise extends beyond the court.

2 Evan Mobley (Cleveland)

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Guaranteed money left: $8,478,720 by 2024-25
2021/22 stats: 15.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 50.8 FG%, 25.0 3P%
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

The nearly co-rookie of the year is already one of the most impactful defenders in the NBA, and he could be near the top of this list very soon. Cleveland’s future is looking extremely bright with him and Darius Garland as their franchise players.

3Zion Williamson (New Orleans)

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Guaranteed money left: $206,384,817 to 2027-28
Agent: Austin Brown

Williamson’s trade value is a little tricky to gauge right now, but it is still very high despite his injury history. It’s not unreasonable to think he could be in the Top 10 of this list should he come back and build off his strong 2020-21 season.

4 Anthony Davis (LA Lakers)

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Guaranteed money left: $121,800,240 by 2024-25
2021/22 stats: 23.2 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 53.2 FG%, 18.6 3P%
Agent: Rich Paul

Davis finds himself at No. 20 on this list after going through a second consecutive down season that was also injury-riddled. It’s hard to see him not improve this year, but it’s unclear if he will regain his 2019-20 form that would’ve put him at least in the Top 10.

5Pascal Siakam (Toronto)

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Guaranteed money left: $73,342,080 by 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 22.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 5.3 apg, 49.4 FG%, 34.4 3P%
Agent: Todd Ramasar

Siakam bounced back from a down year that had people doubting whether he’s worth a maximum contract and speculating fake trades for him. Toronto still needs to upgrade the roster to make the next step, and they’re likely to do so while building around him.

6 Paolo Banchero (Orlando)

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Guaranteed money left: $22,663,200 by 2023-24
Agent: Mike Miller

Banchero was finally the first-overall selection in this year’s draft, which was consistent with evaluations by many of the best draft experts.

7 Draymond Green (Golden State)

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Guaranteed money left: $53,392,692 until 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 7.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.0 apg, 52.5 FG%, 29.6 3P%
Agent: Rich Paul

Green’s value had fluctuated recently, especially due to injuries and doubts on if his game will age well. He squashed those doubts after the season he and the Warriors just had and would likely command multiple first-round picks should he somehow become available.

8 Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City)

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Guaranteed money left: $20,277,240 until 2023-24
Agent: Bill Duffy

Holmgren’s value should remain high over the next few seasons despite any skepticism on his body and length.

9 Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis)

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Guaranteed money left: $104,720,000 by 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 16.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 41.5 FG%, 31.9 3P%
Agent: Austin Brown

Jackson Jr.’s value would probably be much higher if we’re purely looking at his skill. As of now, it might be limited by his excessive fouling, which made him a liability in the playoffs at times.

10 Jabari Smith Jr (Houston)

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Guaranteed money left: $18,209,160 until 2023-24
Agent: Wallace Prather

Smith Jr. surprisingly fell to the third overall selection after being the consensus no. 1 pick after the draft lottery. He should still have immense trade value going forward.

11 John Collins (Atlanta)

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Guaranteed money left: $102,000,000 by 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 16.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 52.6 FG%, 36.4 3P%
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

Like Bogdan Bogdanovic, Collins could also be a part of a consolidation trade for the Hawks. It’s also possible they look to move him for an equally talented frontcourt player who could improve their defense.

12 Jerami Grant (Portland)

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Guaranteed money left: $20,955,000 by 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 19.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 42.6 FG%, 35.8 3P%
Agent: Mike Kneisley

Grant’s three-year $60 million contract raised many eyebrows when he signed it, but it turned out to be a great value seeing the Pistons were able to extract a future first-round pick for him.

13 Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State)

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Guaranteed money left: $11,206,200 until 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 9.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 51.3 FG%, 33.6 3P%
Agent: Aaron Turner

Kuminga represents the embarrassment of riches the warriors have in terms of present and future value. Last year, many speculated the Warriors would offer a trade package headlined by Kuminga for an All-Star like Bradley Beal. Now they seem likely to keep him fresh off a championship and watch his game and value grow.

14 Julius Randle (New York)

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Guaranteed money left: $106,444,800 by 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 20.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 5.1 apg, 41.1 FG%, 30.8 3P%
Agent: Aaron Mintz

Randle’s value cratered after signing his four-year, $106.4 million extension and immediately regressing back to the mean. It could continue to decline if he doesn’t regain his All-Star form while on an ascending contract.

15 Tobias Harris (Philadelphia)

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Guaranteed money left: $76,903,200 by 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 17.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 48.2 FG%, 36.7 3P%
Agent: Torrel Harris

Harris remains a great role player, but his contract has limited his trade value over the last few seasons. With only two years left on it, its value has grown slowly solely based on the passage of time.

16 Keegan Murray (Sacramento)

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Guaranteed money left: $16,417,440 to 2023-24
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

The Kings made a lot of heads turn when they selected Murray with the fourth-overall pick, but that selection is looking good so far based on his performance in summer league.

17 Brandon Clarke (Memphis)

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Guaranteed money left: $4,343,920 by 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 10.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 64.4 FG%, 22.7 3P%
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

If Memphis doesn’t extend Clarke, he could be a part of a consolidation trade for a new starter. His trade value increased significantly after his role in defeating the Timberwolves in the playoffs.

18 Kristaps Porzingis

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Guaranteed money left: $69,849,600 until 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 20.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 45.9 FG%, 31.0 3P%
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

19 Aaron Gordon (Denver)

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Guaranteed money left: $86,640,001 by 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 15.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 52.0 FG%, 33.5 3P%
Agent: Calvin Andrews

20 Kyle Kuzma (Washington)

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Guaranteed money left: $26,000,000 by 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 17.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 45.2 FG%, 34.1 3P%
Agent: Austin Brown

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