chris paul & jamal crawford

Ranking The NBA Backcourts – Final Standings


(Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)
 


The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos.  The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up – the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams.  But which NBA backcourt pair produced the most wins for their team this season (based on Wins Produced via The NBA Geek)?  We've crunched the numbers and ranked the teams, from 1 to 30.  Here's the final standings for 2012/13.

(backcourts pairings based on most minutes played)

(second column is the team's last ranking)

 

1 1   Clippers Chris Paul – Jamal Crawford 19.38
2 3   Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook – Thabo Sefolosha 19.06
3 2   Houston James Harden – Jeremy Lin 18.65
4 5   Memphis Mike Conley – Tony Allen 18.34
5 4   Indiana George Hill – Lance Stephenson 17.85
6 6   San Antonio Danny Green – Tony Parker   16.78
7 8   Denver Andre Iguodala – Ty Lawson  16.09
8 7   Miami Dwyane Wade – Mario Chalmers 15.75
9 9   Lakers Kobe Bryant – Steve Nash 14.39
10 10   Golden State Stephen Curry – Klay Thompson  13.61
11 20   Phoenix Goran Dragic – P.J. Tucker 13.37
11 11   Dallas O.J. Mayo – Darren Collison 12.36
13 16   Brooklyn Deron Williams  – Joe Johnson  12.04
14 18   Toronto DeMar DeRozan – Kyle Lowry 10.94
15 11   Boston Jason Terry – Courtney Lee 10.92
16 13   Sacramento Isaiah Thomas – Tyreke Evans 10.64
17 14   Portland Damian Lillard – Wesley Matthews 9.50
18 19   New York J.R. Smith – Raymond Felton 9.15
19 15   Atlanta Jeff Teague – Devin Harris 8.94
20 17   Charlotte Kemba Walker – Gerald Henderson 8.47
21 21   Milwaukee Monta Ellis – Brandon Jennings   8.13
22 22   Washington Bradley Beal – John Wall 7.42
23 23   Utah Randy Foye – Gordon Hayward 7.14
24 24   Philadelphia Jrue Holiday – Nick Young 5.69
25 26   Minnesota Luke Ridnour – Alexey Shved 5.53
26 27   Chicago Nate Robinson – Marco Belinelli 5.13
27 28   Cleveland Kyrie Irving – Dion Waiters 3.45
28 29   Detroit Brandon Knight – Kyle Singler    1.90
29 30   New Orleans Greivis Vasquez – Austin Rivers 1.69
30 25   Orlando Jameer Nelson – E'Twaun Moore 0.85

 

 

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