Who cannot wait for the season to begin? Raise your hands! With a lot of player movements this offseason, I expect a very fascinating and entertaining season.
For today, we will tackle the most underrated position which is forward. They are the players that can play SF and PF.
I score them in three areas that encompasses the position: Scoring (15 Points): The ability to score. Offense (15 Points): All the other aspect of offense other than scoring. Defense (20 Points): Their ability to lockdown their assignments, play team defense and grab rebounds.
He is an effective scorer and that has landed him to the right team who gave him the opportunity to show that he is the tenth best forward, today. #9 KEITH JENSEN Scoring 9 Offense 10 Defense 10 Total = 29
It is unfortunate that Keith is currently out of the PBA due to family matters because he revealed good versatility in the last two years.
#8 WILLY WILSON Scoring 10 Offense 12 Defense 11 Total = 33
Wilson has rejuvenated himself in Phoenix with his 11.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists this conference. Hard work really pay off.
#7 GABE NORWOOD Scoring 7 Offense 13 Defense 14 Total = 34
I am still sad that he did not try his best to harness his athleticism to develop his scoring. He is a lockdown defender who can create and stretch the floor on offense.
You know what, he was a much better player in the playoffs than in the elimination round. In the playoffs, he contributed 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 50% FG and 39.3% 3FG.
#5 JARED DILLINGER Scoring 13 Offense 13 Defense 11 Total = 37
Increasing his efficiency from the outside has made him a much dangerous player on the offensive end. Once in a while, he turns into a point guard mode and he does it pretty well.
#4 ARTHUR DELA CRUZ Scoring 12 Offense 13 Defense 14 Total = 39
Can we already anoint him as the steal of the 2015 draft? In literal sense, he is an elite thief with 1.7 steals per game. That makes him a very dangerous defender and in offense? He always do the right thing.
#3 SEAN ANTHONY Scoring 13 Offense 14 Defense 12 Total = 39
Last season was the breakout year of Sean. He managed 15.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 46.5% FG. He also posted the sixth best player efficiency rating of PBA-online.net. #2 ARWIND SANTOS Scoring 14 Offense 11 Defense 15 Total = 40
By a single point, Arwind is the second best forward in the league. He has fallen in-love of shooting from the outside but I still saw enough evidence that his driving and midrange game is still there. In defense, he is one of the best rim-protector.