Big threes have been the key for seven of the last 10 NBA champions, and this year is looking the same (Miami, Oklahoma City, San Antonio), unless a team like Los Angeles or Indiana pulls it out.
Rank your top-five big threes so far. Some teams, such as the Clippers, Blazers, Pacers, Suns or even Spurs, might be too balanced right now to qualify for this top five, even though they're some of the best teams in the league. Sacramento, has a fairly productive big three, even if the overall team still sucks. Make an argument for your choices if they aren't fairly obvious.
Here are mine:
1. Miami (LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade)
2. Thunder (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka)
3. Houston (James Harden, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons)
4. Golden State (Stephen Curry, David Lee and Klay Thompson)
5. San Antonio (Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili)
Although it's a more balanced team, I still included San Antonio with it's old guard – pun intended. Ginobili, on a per-minute basis, is still the third-biggest cog in his team's wheel. And he's symbolically the third most important guy in San Antonio.