Top Trios

Seems like these days you need to have three elite players to have a shot at the title. With that idea as motivation, I wanted to look at the ezPM for each team's top three players. For some teams (LAL, MIA, SAS), it's very easy to identify the top trio. For most teams, I simply used my judgement and looked at minutes. Boston had the fortunate problem of having a "big four" with Rondo and Garnett exactly tied. I didn't double-count them here (but in the real world...you'd definitely have to play both of them). It might surprise you (or not) to see the top trio resides closer to Hollywood, CA than Hollywood, FLA. But anything within a point of each other should be considered a tie for all intensive purposes — no, that's not a malapropism, basketball *is* very intensive. Also, notice that the Clips have a very nice young trio to build around.

Top Trios

TEAM PLAYERS P1 P2 P3 TOTAL
LAL Bryant, Gasol, Odom 6.22 6.04 4.11 16.37
MIA James, Wade, Bosh 7.37 6.45 2.35 16.17
BOS Pierce, Allen, Rondo/Garnett 5.2 4.56 3.45 13.21
NOH Paul, West, Okafor 6.63 2.70 2.24 11.57
SAS Ginobili, Duncan, Parker 5.41 3.09 2.78 11.28
ORL Howard, Nelson, Bass 7.48 -0.2 2.75 10.03
ATL Horford, Johnson, Smith 4.51 3.86 1.07 9.44
DEN Nene, Anthony, Afflalo 4.12 3.5 1.69 9.31
LAC Gordon, Griffin, Jordan 4.11 3.46 0.98 8.55
MEM Gay, Randolph, Gasol 3.34 2.54 1.11 6.99
PHI Iguodala, Brand, Holiday 4.98 3.32 -1.47 6.83
DAL Chandler, Nowitzki, Kidd 3.25 2.43 1.09 6.77
HOU Martin, Hayes, Lowry 2.76 1.99 1.46 6.21
POR Aldridge, Miller, Camby 2.56 2.4 0.99 5.95
CHI Rose, Deng, Noah 2.21 2.15 1.54 5.9
NYK Fields, Stoudemire, Chandler 3.38 0.85 0.18 4.41
GSW Ellis, Curry, Wright 2.1 1.14 0.57 3.81
PHX Nash, Hill, Frye 5.67 1.7 -4.27 3.1
OKC Durant, Westbrook, Green 4.3 2.29 -3.99 2.6
DET Prince, Wallace, Stuckey 1.51 1.05 -0.1 2.46
IND Dunleavy, McRoberts, Granger 1.6 1.19 -0.35 2.44
CLE Varejao, Parker, Sessions 3.29 -0.82 -1.04 1.43
MIL Bogut, Mbah a Moute, Salmons 2.61 -1.32 -1.44 -0.15
MIN Love, Beasley, Milicic 6.2 -3.46 -3.25 -0.51
CHA Wallace, Augustin, Diaw 0.23 -0.54 -0.58 -0.89
NJN Lopez, Harris, Outlaw -0.01 -1.12 -2.97 -4.1
SAC Udrih, Evans, Cousins -0.23 -0.83 -3.71 -4.77
TOR Derozan, Bargnani, Calderon -0.76 -5.89 -0.04 -6.69
WAS Young, Blatche, Wall 0.96 -2.88 -4.83 -6.75

8 thoughts on “Top Trios”

  1. The listed Thunder trio is I believe the second highest scoring trio in the league but barely escape the bottom 10 on total trio EZPM.

  2. Well it is on Presti who picked them one right after the other ... but depending on matchup they might be able to try Durant more at SG and / or PF acceptably. Every Durant at SG or PF lineup over 10 minutes for the season is positive on raw team +/- though it adds to about 160 minutes. Green should be playing less. much less or traded, playing more SF than PF and more against backups.

  3. You have the wrong big three for Toronto

    Look at Amir Johnson, Ed Davis and DeMar DeRozan that is the future Raptors core plus their 1st round pick in 2011. Bargnani will not be starting or even around come some time in 2011-12

    ezPM100 for Raptors Core

    Johnson --- 3.60
    Davis--------1.49
    DeRozan----(.74)
    -----------------------------
    Total ---------4.35
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    All three are 23 years old or younger

    The 4.35 ranks them 17th and they are only going to get better. Throw in the Raptors first round pick in 2011 and in a couple of seasons the Raptors could be a serious playoff contender.

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