NBA Positional Power Rankings: Mr. 4th Quarter And James Harden’s MVP Push

Jan 11, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives past Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during the fourth quarter at TD Garden. The Boston Celtics won 117-108. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives past Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during the fourth quarter at TD Garden. The Boston Celtics won 117-108. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 29, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith (14) during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Wizards defeated the Pelicans 107-94. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith (14) during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Wizards defeated the Pelicans 107-94. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Power Forwards

1. Anthony Davis: If I was 6-foot-10, 235 pounds and was blessed with a body made from a laboratory, I too would be dominating at my position. No, but really, what Davis is doing this season (without getting caught with those nagging injuries) is quite spectacular.

Throughout the latter stretch of two months, Davis is averaging 27.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks per game and shooting a ridiculous 52 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from three. If Davis isn’t already proving to be the best at his position, then perhaps his recent expanse of brilliance solidifies his case even more.

2. Blake Griffin: Griffin has suffered through some nagging injuries this season, the biggest coming to his right hand that cost him one month from late December through nearly all of January. Still, this hasn’t derailed Griffin’s positional ranking nor his performance since early February. Since returning, Griffin’s has produced 24.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3.

3. Kristaps Porzingis: The Latvian Unicorn continues to show out for New York, averaging 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and two blocks per game, all of which have turned into career-highs for Porzingis. The month of February however, proved to be a good, not great month for Kristaps in terms of efficiency and production.

In the past two weeks, Porzingis has struggled to score more than 14 points and gather seven rebounds per game – only recording 20+ points in a game or and 10+ rebounds in a game once. Pozingis’ shooting numbers in this span haven’t altered significantly – 36.1 percent from the perimeter and 42 percent overall.