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 James-Chris Bosh-Mario Chalmers 6.2
2 Chicago Derrick Rose-Carlos Boozer-Luol Deng 6.0
3 Lakers Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum 5.9
4 Philadelphia Andre Iguodala-Louis Williams-Spencer Hawes 5.8
5 Oklahoma City Kevin Durant-James Harden-Russell Westbrook 5.7
6 Orlando Ryan Anderson-Dwight Howard-Hedo Turkoglu/J.J. Redick 5.6
7 Minnesota Kevin Love-Luke Ridnour-Ricky Rubio 5.5
8 Atlanta Joe Johnson-Josh Smith-Al Horford 4.9
9 Portland LaMarcus Aldridge-Gerald Wallace/Nicolas Batum/Wesley Matthews 4.6
10 Denver Danilo Gallinari-Ty Lawson-Andre Miller/Al Harrington 4.5
11 Houston Kyle Lowry-Samuel Dalembert-Kevin Martin 4.5
12 Dallas Dirk Nowitzki-Jason Terry-Ian Mahinmi 4.3
13 New York Tyson Chandler-Carmelo Anthony-Josh Harrellson/Amar’e Stoudemire 4.3
14 Utah Paul Millsap-Al Jefferson-Josh Howard 4.0
15 Toronto Jose Calderon-Andrea Bargnani-Amir Johnson 3.9
16 Clippers Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan 3.7
17 Indiana Paul George-David West/Darren Collison/Roy Hibbert/George Hill 3.7
18 San Antonio Tony Parker-DeJuan Blair-Richard Jefferson 3.6
19 Memphis Marc Gasol-Tony Allen-Mike Conley 3.5
20 Phoenix Marcin Gortat-Steve Nash-Jared Dudley 3.4
21 Cleveland Anderson Varejao-Kyrie Irving-Antawn Jamison 3.4
22 Boston Ray Allen-Rajon Rondo-Brandon Bass 3.1
23 Milwaukee Brandon Jennings-Jon Leuer-Carlos Delfino 2.8
24 Detroit Greg Monroe-Jonas Jerebko-Rodney Stuckey 2.7
25 New Orleans Jarrett Jack-Emeka Okafor-Carl Landry 2.6
26 Golden State David Lee-Brandon Rush-Nate Robinson 2.6
27 New Jersey Kris Humphries-MarShon Brooks-Jordan Farmar 2.5
28 Charlotte D.J. Augustin-D.J. White-Byron Mullens 2.3
29 Sacramento Marcus Thornton/Tyreke Evans/DesMarcus Cousin 1.8
30 Washington JaVale McGee-Trevor Booker-Chris Singleton 1.7

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