I introduced my Real Big Three Rankings last season to determine whether Miami’s much ballyhooed trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh really was the NBA’s top threesome. The math behind it was fairly simple – I took the three top Win Share (yes, I’m a fan of that advanced stat) earners of each team, added them up and saw which NBA threesome “won” the most games for their team. And in the end, the Miami Three were the league’s best last year. In the first edition of our 2012 rankings, Miami still came out on top, but Wade’s place was taken by Mario Chalmers. Update two is here, and you’ll see Wade has once again taken his rightful place among the Heat’s Big Three. And sorry Jeremy Lin fans – Linsanity hasn’t taken over the rankings…. yet.
(number in brackets is team’s place in previous rankings)