In Utah Boozer was a beast. Despite being 6'9 and playing under the rim he averaged over 10 rebounds in 5 seasons. He also was very efficient his entire career shooting over 50% from the field every year of his career but one. Boozer had a solid post game with the ability to score both with his back to the basket or facing the basket. He was a great player in the pick and roll one of the best pick and roll bigs of last decade as he and Deron often made a living with the pick and roll. He was threat on it both rolling to the basket and popping out for the mid range jumper. Boozer's only flaws were a lack of length and he wasn't that good of a defender.
9. Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh is a highly skilled PF one of the most skilled of last decade. He was very athletic, quick, and elusive which made him a difficult cover for most bigs. Bosh also has the ability to handle the ball better than most bigs and use his dribbling ability to score facing the basket which is his specialty. Bosh loves to use the face up game it's his go to game as he's not really a traditional back to basket big. With his length, athleticism, skill, and shooting ability using the face up game against other bigs gives him a tremendous advantage so I don't have a problem with that at all. Bosh is one of the best shooting bigs in the league. He can shoot it with some of the best guards inside the 3 point line. Defensively Bosh is no slouch either. He's no elite shot blocker but he plays the passing lanes and pick and roll really well and challenges shots one on one in the post well.
8. Elton Brand
Elton Brand in his prime was a beast and a elite player. However he spent most of the decade playing with the Clippers and management never put anymore around him than Corey Maggette. But Brand was a true traditional PF and would be much higher on this list had he had more of a playoff resume. Brand was very athletic. Despite being 6'9 averaged around 2 blocks or more a year for about 7 years straight. He was also very big and did a good job denying position on defense. On offense he had a terrific back to basket post game with solid moves and foot work and was a guy you can go to in the post when you needed baskets. It's a shame his prime went to waste in mediocrity with the Clippers.7. Rasheed Wallace
Rasheed Wallace was one of the best 2 way bigs in the NBA last decade. He played at a high level on both ends of the floor. Defensively he was one of the best post defenders in the league as he was difficult to score on 1 on 1 in the post. He was a really good shot blocker and defending the rim as good as any PF in the league. Offensively Sheed wasn't an elite player but he was a really good one. He could score both facing up and back to the basket but loved to shoot it even from 3. He was the missing peace for the Pistons as his arrival and performance was huge in them winning the championship in 04.6. Amare Stoudemire
Amare is one of the most athletic bigs I've ever seen. He was crazy explosive in PHX and an absolute force offensively. He had a complete offensive arsenal with possibly the most dangerous face up game of any big last decade and unlike say a Chris Bosh he had power and had no problem going to his back to the basket game either. He blew by defenders for dunks, had athletic Spin moves and drop steps that left defenders out of position and created great looks for himself and could hit the mid range jumpers. He and Steve Nash together on pick and rolls was magical and yes I know alot of that had to do with Nash more of it than Amare even but still Amare's physical gifts made him a perfect fit for Nash's passing ability. Unfortunately Amare has been a bad defender his entire career and has never done a good job of defending the rim or being a weakside help defender and it was often open season against the Suns in the paint because of it. His issues on defense were a big reason Phoenix never got in done when it really mattered.5. Chris Webber
Chris Weber is one of the most complete offensive big men ever not just of last decade. What made Webber special wasn't just his typical big man traits as a good post scorer and rebounder but it was his passing. Chris Webber was a playmaker and floor general from the 4 position for the Kings and the offense ran through him. Very few bigs had the ability to set up teammates and be a true distributor but Webber did and was good at it. Webber wasn't anything special on defense but he wasn't awful in my opinion and did give full effort on that end more so than say Amare did.4. Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol is one of the most skilled bigs of last decade. Some people call him soft but Gasol can play. The only player with better post moves last decade than Gasol was Tim Duncan. He was a master on the block and his arrival in L.A. made them championship contenders again overnight. As far as fundamentals go I'd put him right after Duncan as well. He's great with both hands around the rim, great touch around the rim, and had some of the best footwork your ever going to see. Gasol was a good rebounder not great rebounder and a good defender but not great defender and I think that's what kept him from being a true superstar but he was a really good player.3. Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk is one of the best scorers of the decade and to ever play to be honest. He might be the best shooting big man of last decade. Dirk at 7 feet tall had the skill set of guards with his ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball, and create his offense off the dribble. He's one of the most crafty players because of his ability to use his foot work and get at the angles he wants to create just enough space to get a clean shot off no matter how difficult the look. He's really good at the post fadeaway off 1 foot. He also had range out to the 3 point line and could do more than just spot up from 3 but pull up from 3 as well. Dirk wasn't super athletic by any means but because he was such a threat as a shooter whenever he faces up defenders have to crowd him and play him tight and he is more than capable of taking advantage of that as well as he's really good at driving to the basket as well. He wasn't a fierce rebounder or defender but he wasn't bad at them either so I don't dock him that much for that. He was the most difficult PF to defend in his prime and will go down as a top PF of all time.2. Kevin Garnett
In my opinion Kevin Garnett was the best overall defensive player in the NBA last decade which is why he was on the All NBA defensive team all 10 seasons of last decade which is just unreal. As good as he was offensively he was even better on defense. He was elite in every aspect of defense whether it was pick and roll defense (possibly best big ever at defending it), Help or weakside defense, Low Post defense, Defending the rim, or denying position he could do it all and do it all well. He was 7 feet tall and really long which combined with his quickness allowed him to be one of the best at always being able to contest and alter shot attempts both inside and on the perimeter on switches. Offensively KG was also elite. No other big except maybe Dirk had a better mid range shot than KG. He had great post moves and was a master in triple threat. He loved to go to the fadeaway to the weakside baseline from posting up with his back to the basket and despite it being a very difficult shot he hit it alot and it became one of his go to moves and one those shots where even when perfectly defended there was nothing you could do about it. And on top of all that he was also an excellent passer. He averaged over 4 assist a game 7 times in his career playing the 4 that's impressive. He finally put the exclamation point on his career when he was the key player for the Celtics championship run in 08. He was always intense, maybe a little crazy, and a great leader he'll be a 1st ballot hall of famer whenever he's eligible.
1. Tim Duncan
Was there any doubt about who would be number 1 on this list. Tim Duncan is the best Powar Forward of last decade, best player of last decade, best power forward ever, and best overall player of last decade. In his prime Tim Duncan was a once in a life time type player. Despite being supremely talented he was also the most humble and coachable superstar the league has ever seen at least in this current media driven day and age. His nickname is the big fundamental and it sums him up perfectly. The nickname is unexciting and just like some say his game was but he is the best fundamental basketball player of all time. As far as breaking down Tim's game lets just start on the block where his low post game is only matched or surpassed by the great Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin McHale. Other than those 2 I don't think any other player in NBA history had a better low post game than Duncan. He had all the moves and shots and the legendary footwork and touch around the basket with both hands to propel those moves to another level. He is also the master of the bank shot as he often loved to face up at an angle and shoot it right over defenders off the glass if they played to far off. He used it early in games to draw defenders closer to him when he faced so it would be easier for him to drive into the lane a strategy that definitely proved to be effective. Duncan wasn't just great offensively he's also one of the best defenders to ever play the game as well. I give KG a slight edge overall defensively over Duncan but just by a hair. Duncan wasn't quite the defender KG was in pick and roll and switching out to smaller guys but where he was better than KG and mostly anyone else at was defending the rim and as a weak side defender. Duncan's ability to rotate was flawless, he was rarely ever late and covered up almost all defensive mistakes made on the perimeter. He could also hold on his own on the block with anyone and was really good at bothering and altering shot attempts. And of course he was also a great shot blocker and rebounder. Duncan could do it all and was literally the perfect player because of his skills, leadership, and attitude. He was a true all time great and he did it in his own nonchalant way.