The Real Big Three Rankings: 2012, Volume 2

chalmerswadeboshjames

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)

1 (1) Miami LeBron James-Chris Bosh-Dwyane Wade 15.9
2 (5) Oklahoma City Kevin Durant-James Harden-Russell Westbrook 14.4
3 (6) Orlando Ryan Anderson-Dwight Howard-J.J. Redick 13.1
4 (3) Lakers Pau Gasol-Kobe Bryant-Andrew Bynum 12.8
5 (2) Chicago Derrick Rose-Carlos Boozer-Joakim Noah 12.7
6 (9) Portland LaMarcus Aldridge-Nicolas Batum-Gerald Wallace 11.7
7 (7) Minnesota Kevin Love-Ricky Rubio-Nikola Pekovic 11.4
7 (16) Clippers Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan 11.4
9 (4) Philadelphia Andre Iguodala-Louis Williams-Thaddeus Young 11.1
10 (19) Memphis Marc Gasol-Mike Conley-Rudy Gay 10.2
11 (13) New York Tyson Chandler-Landry Fields-Carmelo Anthony 10.1
12 (11) Houston Kyle Lowry-Kevin Martin-Samuel Dalembert 9.8
13 (20) Phoenix Marcin Gortat-Steve Nash-Jared Dudley 9.7
14 (18) San Antonio Tony Parker-Tim Duncan-Matt Bonner/Tiago Splitter 9.2
15 (22) Boston Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen 8.7
16 (12) Dallas Dirk Nowitzki-Shawn Marion-Jason Terry 8.6
17 (10) Denver Danilo Gallinari-Ty Lawson-Andre Miller 8.4
17 (17) Indiana Danny Granger-Roy Hibbert-Paul George/David West 8.4
19 (14) Utah Paul Millsap-Al Jefferson-Gordon Hayward 8.3
20 (8) Atlanta Josh Smith-Jeff Teague-Joe Johnson 8.2
21 (24) Detroit Greg Monroe-Rodney Stuckey-Jonas Jerebko 7.9
22 (27) New Jersey Deron Williams-Kris Humphries-Jordan Farmar 7.1
23 (21) Cleveland Anderson Varejao-Kyrie Irving-Antawn Jamison 7.0
24 (15) Toronto Jose Calderon-Amir Johnson-Ed Davis 6.6
24 (26) Golden State David Lee-Stephen Curry-Monta Ellis 6.6
26 (23) Milwaukee Brandon Jennings-Ersan Ilyasova-Carlos Delfino 6.4
27 (30) Washington JaVale McGee-Trevor Booker-Nick Young/John Wall 5.1
28 (25) New Orleans Jarrett Jack-Emeka Okafor-Gustavo Ayon 4.9
29 (29) Sacramento DeMarcus Cousins-Tyreke Evans-Marcus Thornton/Jason Thompson 4.7
30 (28) Charlotte Derrick Brown-D.J. White-Byron Mullens 2.4

About Jeff Fox

Jeff Fox is Mr. Manifesto - the Supreme Leader and evil mind behind The Hoops Manifesto & The MMA Manifesto

Quantcast