Kevin Garnett is the best power forward of all time. Period. He could score, rebound, pass, block and steal. Look at the stats of Malone Barkley Duncan and Garnett and you’ll see they all decline right after year 13 and if you look at the stats until that unlucky year KG was the best all around player. When you combine steals and blocks he had 3,047. Duncan was next at 2,969, then Malone at 2,387 and Barkley at 2,363. He also had the fewest turnovers and the fewest fouls out of all of them. He did score the fewest points (26.2 for malone, 23.1 for barkley, 21.1 for duncan, 20.4 for Garnett) but he had the most assists (4.4 for Garnett, 4.0 for Barkley, 3.3 for Malone, 3.2 for Duncan). If we assume each assist is only a two pointer than offensively Malone accounts for 32.8 points a game, Barkley gets 31.1 points a game, Garnett moves to third with 29.2 points per game, and Duncan once again rounds out the group at 27.5 points per game responsible for.
Also at his peak he was better than all of these guys. In that 2003–2004 season his per game stats were 24.2pts, 13.9 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game. Malone’s best season was the 1990–91 season where he posted 29.0pts, 11.8reb, 3.3 assists, 1 block, and 1.1 steals. Barkley’s best season was the 1987–88 season where he posted a per game clip of 28.3pts, 11.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals. Duncan’s best season was the 2001–02 season where his per game stats were 25.5pts, 12.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.5 blocks, and .7 steals. For these guys best seasons Garnett was best in assists, rebounds, steals, and was second in blocks. He also had the fewest turnovers and the fewest fouls. He has a ring (Malone and Barkley don’t) and was the best all around player out of all of them. Give KG the respect he deserves, he’s the best power forward ever.