The Real Big Three Rankings: 2012, Volume 2

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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 JamesChris BoshDwyane Wade 15.9
2 (5) Oklahoma City Kevin DurantJames HardenRussell Westbrook 14.4
3 (6) Orlando Ryan AndersonDwight HowardJ.J. Redick 13.1
4 (3) Lakers Pau GasolKobe BryantAndrew Bynum 12.8
5 (2) Chicago Derrick RoseCarlos BoozerJoakim Noah 12.7
6 (9) Portland LaMarcus AldridgeNicolas BatumGerald Wallace 11.7
7 (7) Minnesota Kevin LoveRicky RubioNikola Pekovic 11.4
7 (16) Clippers Chris PaulBlake GriffinDeAndre Jordan 11.4
9 (4) Philadelphia Andre IguodalaLouis WilliamsThaddeus Young 11.1
10 (19) Memphis Marc GasolMike ConleyRudy Gay 10.2
11 (13) New York Tyson ChandlerLandry FieldsCarmelo Anthony 10.1
12 (11) Houston Kyle LowryKevin MartinSamuel Dalembert 9.8
13 (20) Phoenix Marcin GortatSteve NashJared Dudley 9.7
14 (18) San Antonio Tony ParkerTim DuncanMatt Bonner/Tiago Splitter 9.2
15 (22) Boston Paul PierceKevin GarnettRay Allen 8.7
16 (12) Dallas Dirk NowitzkiShawn MarionJason Terry 8.6
17 (10) Denver Danilo GallinariTy LawsonAndre Miller 8.4
17 (17) Indiana Danny GrangerRoy HibbertPaul George/David West 8.4
19 (14) Utah Paul MillsapAl JeffersonGordon Hayward 8.3
20 (8) Atlanta Josh SmithJeff TeagueJoe Johnson 8.2
21 (24) Detroit Greg MonroeRodney StuckeyJonas Jerebko 7.9
22 (27) New Jersey Deron WilliamsKris HumphriesJordan Farmar 7.1
23 (21) Cleveland Anderson VarejaoKyrie IrvingAntawn Jamison 7.0
24 (15) Toronto Jose CalderonAmir JohnsonEd Davis 6.6
24 (26) Golden State David LeeStephen CurryMonta Ellis 6.6
26 (23) Milwaukee Brandon JenningsErsan IlyasovaCarlos Delfino 6.4
27 (30) Washington JaVale McGeeTrevor BookerNick Young/John Wall 5.1
28 (25) New Orleans Jarrett JackEmeka OkaforGustavo Ayon 4.9
29 (29) Sacramento DeMarcus CousinsTyreke EvansMarcus Thornton/Jason Thompson 4.7
30 (28) Charlotte Derrick BrownD.J. WhiteByron Mullens 2.4

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