Ranking The NBA Backcourts – Update 5


(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 starting pair have produced the most wins for their team thus far (based on Wins Produced via The NBA Geek)?  We've crunched the numbers and ranked the teams, from 1 to 30.  Here's Update 5, after about five months of action on the courts.

(backcourts pairings based on most minutes played)

(second column is the team's last ranking)

 

1 3   Clippers Chris Paul  – Jamal Crawford 17.87
2 2   Houston James Harden – Jeremy Lin 17.69
3 10   Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook – Thabo Sefolosha 17.00
4 4   Indiana George Hill – Lance Stephenson 16.96
5 5   Memphis Mike Conley – Tony Allen 16.58
6 1   San Antonio Tony Parker – Danny Green 16.28
7 11   Miami Dwyane Wade – Mario Chalmers 15.22
8 8   Denver Andre Iguodala – Ty Lawson  13.99
9 9   Lakers Kobe Bryant – Steve Nash 13.15
10 13   Golden State Stephen Curry – Klay Thompson  11.78
11 6   Dallas O.J. Mayo – Darren Collison 11.73
11 7   Boston Jason Terry – Courtney Lee 10.42
13 21   Sacramento Isaiah Thomas – Tyreke Evans 10.36
14 16   Portland Damian Lillard – Wesley Matthews 9.66
15 19   Atlanta Jeff Teague – Devin Harris 8.38
16 14   Brooklyn Deron Williams  – Joe Johnson  8.32
17 18   Charlotte Kemba Walker – Gerald Henderson 7.77
18 11   Toronto DeMar DeRozan – Kyle Lowry 7.57
19 28   New York J.R. Smith – Raymond Felton 7.49
20 17   Phoenix Goran Dragic – Shannon Brown 7.20
21 25   Milwaukee Monta Ellis – Brandon Jennings   6.89
22 27   Washington Bradley Beal – John Wall 6.73
23 26   Utah Randy Foye – Gordon Hayward 6.13
24 20   Philadelphia Jrue Holiday – Nick Young 5.92
25 15   Orlando Jameer Nelson – J.J. Redick  5.63
26 23   Minnesota Luke Ridnour – Alexey Shved 5.31
27 22   Chicago Nate Robinson – Marco Belinelli 5.04
28 29   Cleveland Kyrie Irving – Dion Waiters 3.86
29 24   Detroit Kyle Singler – Brandon Knight  2.24
30 30   New Orleans Greivis Vasquez – Austin Rivers 1.70

 

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