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JordansBulls
08-20-2009, 12:51 PM
Source: Bleacherreport (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/238925-triple-threat-a-countdown-of-the-best-trios-in-the-nba)



15. Philadelphia 76ers: Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, and Thaddeus Young

14. Atlanta Hawks: Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, and Josh Smith

13. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur

12. Toronto Raptors: Chris Bosh, Hedo Turkoglu, and Jose Calderon

11. Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson

10. Portland Trailblazers: Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and LaMarcus Aldridge

9. New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul, David West, and Emeka Okafor

8. Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and Nene

7. Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, and Antwan Jamison

6. Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, and Jason Terry

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Mo Williams

4. Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, and Rashard Lewis

3. Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Ron Artest

2. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili

1. Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce

Eagles4Lyfe
08-20-2009, 01:11 PM
wow how are the lakers even third you have 3 guys better defensively then the boston trio plus guys who you cant even stop on the offensive end..What a joke

op12
08-20-2009, 01:22 PM
ill buy it but only if the celtics and spurs are healthy and back full strength. i also think kidd should be in terry's place, could even be marion this year.

jimbobjarree
08-20-2009, 01:27 PM
very harsh on the Jazz

MiamiHeat
08-20-2009, 01:28 PM
Lakers fans are going to be really mad

:laugh2:

Chronz
08-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Laker fans should be mad and Denver is underrated

Eagles4Lyfe
08-20-2009, 01:38 PM
the lakers, wizards and nuggets are severely underrated

king4day
08-20-2009, 01:40 PM
The top 3 are interchangable.
LA would be my #1.

DCSportsIsPain
08-20-2009, 01:42 PM
BleacherReport ...:facepalm:

Lakers4ItAll
08-20-2009, 01:43 PM
What Trio is better

Kobe/Gasol/Artest or Kobe/Gasol/Odom

lakers4sho
08-20-2009, 01:45 PM
I don't give a crap, really. BleacherReport is just a bunch of fans writing whatever they feel like writing, they're not professional journalists. More like bloggers.

Jay22Redd
08-20-2009, 01:46 PM
Laker fans should be mad and Denver is underrated

Agree on both parts. Chauncey has really brought life to Denver by the way.

Raps08-09 Champ
08-20-2009, 01:49 PM
They never played a game yet and the Lakers still want their players to be first?

Boston Faithful
08-20-2009, 01:55 PM
These seem to be very accurate. I'd put Lakers at four though. I'd take Howard, Carter and Lewis over Kobe, Gasol and Artest anyday.

Raps08-09 Champ
08-20-2009, 02:00 PM
15. Philadelphia 76ers: Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, and Thaddeus Young

14. Atlanta Hawks: Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, and Josh Smith

13. Toronto Raptors: Chris Bosh, Hedo Turkoglu, and Jose Calderon

12. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur

11. Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson

10. Portland Trailblazers: Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and LaMarcus Aldridge

9. New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul, David West, and Emeka Okafor

8. Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, and Jason Terry

7. Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, and Antawn Jamison

6. Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and Nene

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Mo Williams

4. Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, and Rashard Lewis

3. Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Ron Artest

2. Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce

1. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili

This is how I rank it

-Kobe24-TJ19-
08-20-2009, 02:03 PM
This article blows, because Odom>>>Artest

Chronz
08-20-2009, 02:03 PM
These seem to be very accurate. I'd put Lakers at four though. I'd take Howard, Carter and Lewis over Kobe, Gasol and Artest anyday.
Thats why it should be Odom in place of Artest.

younggunn113
08-20-2009, 02:07 PM
These seem to be very accurate. I'd put Lakers at four though. I'd take Howard, Carter and Lewis over Kobe, Gasol and Artest anyday.

Because you're a boston fan... :rolleyes:

NickyNick
08-20-2009, 02:12 PM
whats the better boston trio?

Pierce Garnett and Allen
or
Pierce Garnett and Wallace?

ko8e24
08-20-2009, 02:13 PM
ill go with 3rd.....FOR NOW, just because artest, pau and kobe all haven't really played a game together yet. but after we repeat, we should be #1. the 2 trios above us have won titlte(s) together already.

bigsams50
08-20-2009, 02:23 PM
Because you're a boston fan... :rolleyes:

and laker fans think theyre always number 1 :eyebrow:

Agar81
08-20-2009, 02:39 PM
the mavs shouldnt be in the top 10

smith&wesson
08-20-2009, 02:51 PM
id much rather have kobe, gaso, artest over duncan, parker ginobli

kobe>>>>>>>>parker
artest>>ginobli
gasol<duncan.

i dont even think that is debatable.

who in theyre right minds would take parker and ginobli over kobe and artest ??

thats a no brainer man.

Chronz
08-20-2009, 02:54 PM
id much rather have kobe, gaso, artest over duncan, parker ginobli

kobe>>>>>>>>parker
artest>>ginobli
gasol<duncan.

i dont even think that is debatable.

who in theyre right minds would take parker and ginobli over kobe and artest ??

thats a no brainer man.

Id rather have TP and Manu, Artest isnt much to brag about. That is if Manu is healthy.

KobeIs
08-20-2009, 02:56 PM
the only reason why the lakers r so low in my eyes is because kobe, gasol and artest has never played with each other.

if it was kobe, gasol and odom than it SHOULD be another story

magichatnumber9
08-20-2009, 03:03 PM
The Celtics have to show me that they are truly dedicated to defense again. I wasn't at all impressed with Paul Pierce's defense last year. Especially after his I'm the best player in the league quote.

Raps08-09 Champ
08-20-2009, 03:25 PM
id much rather have kobe, gaso, artest over duncan, parker ginobli

kobe>>>>>>>>parker
artest>>ginobli
gasol<duncan.

i dont even think that is debatable.

who in theyre right minds would take parker and ginobli over kobe and artest ??

thats a no brainer man.

Ya but the Spurs have chemistry and know the game because they have been together for so long.

I take Parker and Ginolbi because of the fact I haven't even seen if Artest will mesh or not.

FlakeyFool
08-20-2009, 03:27 PM
spurs trio should be number 1

how many rings have the spurs trio won?

Mavrix
08-20-2009, 03:43 PM
the mavs shouldnt be in the top 10

You're funny

Raps08-09 Champ
08-20-2009, 03:59 PM
1 of the main things I don't get here is the Wizards. They haven't played in 2 years, Arenas is coming back from a Major injury and they are ranked higher than the Nuggets, Suns, Hawks, and Jazz who have been together and performed well. Sure they might hate better overall players but you have to give them the doubt because of those reasons.

CraigtheSoxFan
08-20-2009, 04:03 PM
15. Philadelphia 76ers: Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, and Thaddeus Young

14. Atlanta Hawks: Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, and Josh Smith

13. Toronto Raptors: Chris Bosh, Hedo Turkoglu, and Jose Calderon

12. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur

11. Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson

10. Portland Trailblazers: Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and LaMarcus Aldridge

9. New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul, David West, and Emeka Okafor

8. Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, and Jason Terry

7. Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, and Antawn Jamison

6. Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and Nene

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Mo Williams

4. Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, and Rashard Lewis

3. Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Ron Artest

2. Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce

1. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili

This is how I rank it

for the 1st time in PSD i agree with you :)

Raps08-09 Champ
08-20-2009, 04:05 PM
for the 1st time in PSD i agree with you :)

:hi5:

goose15
08-20-2009, 04:06 PM
I like the Hornets 3

CraigtheSoxFan
08-20-2009, 04:07 PM
What Trio is better

Kobe/Gasol/Artest or Kobe/Gasol/Odom

dude my sig is beter than your sig

CraigtheSoxFan
08-20-2009, 04:10 PM
:hi5:

the reason is San antonio should be 1st because they won titles 1st

R cool J
08-20-2009, 04:53 PM
and laker fans think theyre always number 1 :eyebrow:

because we are...champions baby!!!!!

Chronz
08-20-2009, 05:22 PM
the reason is San antonio should be 1st because they won titles 1st
But they arent the same players when they first won the title, why would you compare that team to this team? Just because the names are the same doesnt mean their games are.

MTar786
08-20-2009, 06:55 PM
its about right.. except i feel utah should be higher and u could argue LA being second and SA being 3rd. bosotn has the best trio.. but i have a feeling ray allen isnt gonna be the ray allen we know anymore come mid season

bigsams50
08-20-2009, 07:21 PM
because we are...champions baby!!!!!

cough bandwagon cough

Penetra8r
08-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Celtics trio are getting up in age

blah-blah
08-20-2009, 07:34 PM
terrible rankings

Raph12
08-20-2009, 08:09 PM
A couple of changes in my top 15 trios List:

15. Philadelphia 76ers: Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, and Thaddeus Young

14. Atlanta Hawks: Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, and Josh Smith

13. Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, and Antwan Jamison

12. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur

11. Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson (If Healthy)

10. Toronto Raptors: Chris Bosh, Hedo Turkoglu, and Jose Calderon

9. New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul, David West, and Emeka Okafor (Unproven)

8. Portland Trailblazers: Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and LaMarcus Aldridge

7. Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and JR Smith

6. Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, and Jason Kidd

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Mo Williams

4. Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, and Rashard Lewis (Unproven)

3. Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Ron Artest (Unproven)

2. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili (If Healthy)

1. Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce (If Healthy)

If Kobe (26ppg), Artest (15ppg) and Gasol (17ppg) mesh and Dwight (21ppg), VC (18ppg) and Shard (18ppg) mesh, both those trios would move up two ranks and the Celtics and Spurs down two ranks.

Storch
08-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Lakers trio is better than the Spurs trio, Boston vs. Los Angeles is very debatable.

Ebbs
08-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Dallas is 4