The NBA offseason is nearly here, and that means it’s almost time for the Denver Nuggets to explore the world of free agent signings.

In this volume of “Five Players,” Mile High Sports will dig down and find the five best, and most realistic options at the power forward position in this summer’s free agent class.

There are a few big names that could help speed up the development of the franchise into one that will compete for titles.

Kenneth Faried has managed the four slot for four years now, and with rumors circulating as to whether or not he wants to remain in the Mile High City, the opportunity may exist for a new man to be the face of the Nuggs at the power forward position.

Now, here are the five power forwards the Nuggets could consider signing this offseason in the event Faried moves on.

Al Horford

Age: 29     Size: 6′ 10″, 245 lbs

Career stats: 14.3 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 1.2 BLKPG

2015-16 stats: 15.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.5 BLKPG

Mr. Efficient, just the kind of player head coach Michael Malone likes. Horford has a reputation as one of the most dependable and consistent players in the NBA. He is a steady player that can play both the four and the five positions effectively.

Horford was selected with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, the only team he has played for, and has been a staple for them in his tenure. Horford has started in 574 of the 578 games the team has played since he has been a member of the organization.

Horford, a four-time All-Star, would be a nice fit to a young Nuggets team who has promise in the post. His nine years of experience to pair with his relative youth are both reasons as to why Horford is in position to earn a max contact in free agency this summer.

The Nuggets need rim protection, and Horford brings just that as he ranked fourth in the league last season in blocks per game.

If the Nuggets are in a splurging mood, Horford would be a nice addition to help boost the experience and durability of the team’s forwards.