What are the best "big three" combos in the league right now?

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    Now that the draft is over and free agency and the trades are all but done, what are the best big three combos in the league? Feel free to throw Kyrie, Harden, and Durant in there if you think that is going to happen.

    Don't include players injured for the year like Klay.

    This is no order yet.

    Curry, Green, Oubre (maybe Wiseman)
    James, Davis, and a lot of players almost a third (Kuzma, Gasol, Harrell etc)
    Kahwi, George, Ibaka
    Luka, Kristaps, ?
    Harden, Wall, Wood
    Ja, JJJr, Winslow?
    Zion, Ball/Bledsoe, Adams/Ingram
    Jokic, Murray, Harris
    McCollum, Lillard, Covington/Nurkic
    Russell, Towns, Edwards/Rubio
    Lowry, Vanvleet, Siakam
    Kemba, Tatum, Brown
    Embiid, Simmons, ?
    Kyrie, Durant, Harden
    Giannis, Jrue, Middleton
    Warren, Sabonis, Brodgon/Oladipo
    Butler, Bam, Herro?
    Trae, Collins, Bogdon (Gallo?).

    And of course
    Paul, Booker, Ayton
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    First you have to identify the bog threes for each team. I don’t think there is one at this point. It’s mainly all big twos with potential 3s. We fit comfortably into that ourselves.
     
  3. Proximo

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    Best ones to me are

    1. James, Davis, Shroder
    2. Kyrie, Durant, Levert
    3. Kemba, Tatum, Brown
    4. Booker, Paul, Ayton
    5. Dame, Mccollum, Nurkic
    6. Jokic, Murray, Porter
     
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    There's always this talk of the big 3 in the nba these days, but there isn't really a group that stands out.

    Maybe...the suns, celtics and nuggets have the closest to having a big 3.

    There are a lot of great 2's though.

    Lakers
    Mavs (when one is healthy and going)
    Heat
    Clippers
    Nets

    Big 1 +1(almost a legit star)
    Dame and McC


    Most notable i listed. The nba is actually more balance these days.
     
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    Nice list I think Suns are 3rd on that list
    Blazers 4th
    Nuggets 5th
    Celtics 6th
     
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    I would definitely include Giannis, Middleton, and Jrue towards the top.
     
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    It has to be encouraging that the Suns have a three that are in the top 5 or so.
     
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    Lakers big three might be James, Davis and sixth man award winner Montrezl Harrell.
     
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    Good point. I forgot about Jrue. That has an argument for #1, it's definitely top 3
     
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    I would not discount GS. I think Wiseman is going to be a star. I have watched a lot of workout footage and he has an outside shot that looks easy with good form.

    OTH, I think Edwards and Ball will both be very disappointing.
     
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    Raze Suns fan since '89

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    Wiseman might be a star, but next year? Big men often take a while to figure things out.

    And even though it was only 5 games with Steph last year, they looked absolutely awful. Klay is a bigger piece to the puzzle than most people realize. Steph and Klay are the epitome of "the sum is greater than the parts". I just don't see Steph carrying a team even with talents like Oubre and Green.

    I see them as a .500 team at max, but more likely the 11th seed in the West.
     
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    Agree 100% regarding Golden State. They really needed Klay back. A backcourt of Steph and Klay is dangerous and top 5 in the NBA. It really takes both of them to elevate that team, and each other, to a championship level.

    They needed another knockdown shooter to help replace Klay but instead added Oubre, who I like but I don't see him being a good replacement for Klay. I think he's more of an upgrade over Harrison Barnes and a better 3rd or 4th option behind Steph, Klay, and Green. A lineup now with Steph, Wiggins, Oubre, Green, and Wiseman doesn't look like a contender to me. They're also lacking depth.

    They'll fight for an 8th seed and is probably a team no one will want to face in the first round but their title window closed with Klay's injury.
     

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