LA Clippers: The best power forwards in franchise history
We count down the five best power forwards in the history of the LA Clippers franchise.
In the fourth installment of our rankings of the best LA Clippers at each position we take a look at the best players to ever suit up for the team at the power forward slot.
If you’re behind on our lists, you might want to go back and check out our rankings of the greatest point guards, shooting guards, and small forwards to ever play for the franchise.
Without any further ado we present to you our list of the greatest power forwards in LA Clippers franchise history.
LA Clippers best power forwards in franchise history: 5) Loy Vaught
Kicking off our list is the six-foot-nine, 230 pound Loy Vaught, who developed a reputation as one of the most consistently reliable players of the early to mid 1990s.
Vaught entered the NBA as the 13th pick in the 1990 NBA draft out of Michigan, where he won a 1989 NCAA Championship with the Wolverines. He didn’t exactly explode onto the professional basketball scene, but enjoyed a breakout fifth season in which he averaged 17.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game playing 37.1 minutes per contest in 80 games played.
He’d spend eight total seasons with the Clippers, where he would average 11.9 points and 8.0 rebounds in 558 career games with the team. He would twice finish as one of the top ten leading rebounders in the NBA in his time in Los Angeles.
Vaught would suffer an injury that limited him to ten games of action in his final season with the Clippers in 1997-98. He would later sign with the Detroit Pistons as a free agent in January 1999. He would close out his career with brief stints with the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards.
He comes in at number five on our list of the best power forwards in franchise history.