Ranking the Best NBA Big Threes Post-Kevin Love Trade

By Brendan Patel

Ranking the Best NBA Big Threes Post-Kevin Love Trade

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When news of the Kevin Love trade broke, it changed the landscape of the NBA. LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving form one of the most potent Big Threes in the league, and will instantly be considered championship contenders. Here are the top five Big Threes in the league.

5. Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol – Memphis Grizzlies

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5. Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol – Memphis Grizzlies

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Probably the most underrated Big Three in the league, this group combines athleticism, power, and intelligence. Conley took a huge step last season in becoming a leader on this team, and Randolph remains a double-double machine. Gasol’s contributions do not always show up on the box store, but he is one of the top big men in the league.

4. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan – Los Angeles Clippers

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4. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan – Los Angeles Clippers

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The growth of Griffin and Jordan has been impressive the last few years, and they should only get better. Paul remains a premier floor general who understands where to get the ball to his teammates in order for them to be successful. It is likely that Griffin and Paul will be in the MVP discussion next season.

3. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka – Oklahoma City Thunder

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3. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka – Oklahoma City Thunder

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Injuries have hurt the Thunder in recent years, but when Durant, Westbrook, and Ibaka are on the court at the same time, it is a devastating combination. Durant and Westbrook might be the best one-two combo in the league, and Ibaka is a game-changing defender.

2. LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers

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2. LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers

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The addition of Love makes the Cavaliers the early favorites in the Eastern Conference. He is currently one of the top power forwards in the league, and his style of play should fit well next to James. Irving is a budding star who will benefit from playing next to more scorers as he looks to become a more well-rounded player.

1. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs

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1. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs

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The reigning champions have been one of the most consistent teams the past decade, thanks to their star players who never seem to get enough credit. Duncan is arguably the best power forward in the history of the game, and Parker is currently one of the best offensive point guards in the league. Leonard is an emerging superstar who fits perfectly into the Spurs system and recently won Finals MVP.

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