The Real Big Three Rankings: 2012, Vol 1

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(Who doesn’t belong here? Hint – it’s NOT Mario Chalmers)

I iintroduced 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.  But here we are: new year, new season – is Miami still tops?  You’ll see in our first update (below) that the answer is yes, but it’s not the three Heat players who you’d expect.

1 Miami LeBron JamesChris BoshMario Chalmers 6.2
2 Chicago Derrick RoseCarlos BoozerLuol Deng 6.0
3 Lakers Kobe BryantPau GasolAndrew Bynum 5.9
4 Philadelphia Andre IguodalaLouis WilliamsSpencer Hawes 5.8
5 Oklahoma City Kevin DurantJames HardenRussell Westbrook 5.7
6 Orlando Ryan AndersonDwight HowardHedo Turkoglu/J.J. Redick 5.6
7 Minnesota Kevin LoveLuke RidnourRicky Rubio 5.5
8 Atlanta Joe JohnsonJosh SmithAl Horford 4.9
9 Portland LaMarcus AldridgeGerald Wallace/Nicolas Batum/Wesley Matthews 4.6
10 Denver Danilo GallinariTy LawsonAndre Miller/Al Harrington 4.5
11 Houston Kyle LowrySamuel DalembertKevin Martin 4.5
12 Dallas Dirk NowitzkiJason TerryIan Mahinmi 4.3
13 New York Tyson ChandlerCarmelo AnthonyJosh Harrellson/Amar’e Stoudemire 4.3
14 Utah Paul MillsapAl JeffersonJosh Howard 4.0
15 Toronto Jose CalderonAndrea BargnaniAmir Johnson 3.9
16 Clippers Chris PaulBlake GriffinDeAndre Jordan 3.7
17 Indiana Paul GeorgeDavid West/Darren Collison/Roy Hibbert/George Hill 3.7
18 San Antonio Tony ParkerDeJuan BlairRichard Jefferson 3.6
19 Memphis Marc GasolTony AllenMike Conley 3.5
20 Phoenix Marcin GortatSteve NashJared Dudley 3.4
21 Cleveland Anderson VarejaoKyrie IrvingAntawn Jamison 3.4
22 Boston Ray AllenRajon RondoBrandon Bass 3.1
23 Milwaukee Brandon JenningsJon LeuerCarlos Delfino 2.8
24 Detroit Greg MonroeJonas JerebkoRodney Stuckey 2.7
25 New Orleans Jarrett JackEmeka OkaforCarl Landry 2.6
26 Golden State David LeeBrandon RushNate Robinson 2.6
27 New Jersey Kris HumphriesMarShon BrooksJordan Farmar 2.5
28 Charlotte D.J. AugustinD.J. WhiteByron Mullens 2.3
29 Sacramento Marcus Thornton/Tyreke Evans/DesMarcus Cousin 1.8
30 Washington JaVale McGeeTrevor BookerChris Singleton 1.7

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