Aging Malone remains a force

Updated: September 13, 2004, 10:58 AM ET
By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
If Karl Malone isn't the greatest power forward of all time, then Tim Duncan will be. And by the time this argument is all said and done, Kevin Garnett may supplant both of them. But with the Mailman's decision to return for one or two more years possibly with the Spurs or Timberwolves, he has one last chance to affect this power forward debate.

If Malone moves to San Antonio, not only do the Spurs remain the favorite to win the NBA title, which would be their third in seven years, but Duncan moves to center and the argument turns into one involving Shaquille O'Neal and the post position.

If Malone chooses Minnesota, not only do the Timberwolves become the favorite to win the NBA title, their first in franchise history, but Garnett switches to small forward.