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Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#1 » by udfa » Fri Sep 6, 2019 1:34 am

Choose one player from each of the categories to form your big 3 for one regular season + playoffs. Players are in an average prime season condition. Assume rest of roster is filled with marginal players and in the current rules environment.

Category A
Giannis Antetekuonmpo
Kawhi Leonard
Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Tim Duncan
Dirk Nowitzki
Kevin Garnett
Steve Nash
Kobe Bryant

Category B
Joel Embiid
Anthony Davis
James Harden
Chris Paul
Pau Gasol
Tracy McGrady
Paul Pierce
Ray Allen
Jason Kidd
John Stockton

Category C
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Kyrie Irving
Russell Westbrook
Kyle Lowry
Kevin Love
Chris Bosh
Amare Stoudemire
Shawn Marion
Chris Webber
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#2 » by _Game7_ » Fri Sep 6, 2019 1:39 am

Duncan
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Klay
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#3 » by eminence » Fri Sep 6, 2019 2:10 am

Tough to pick just one, plenty of fun ones here. I'll put together one for each of my favorite A players (each player only used once, can't be having Draymond on all of them).

Steph
AD
Draymond

KG
CP3
Marion

Duncan
McGrady
Lowry

Kobe
Stockton
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#4 » by udfa » Fri Sep 6, 2019 2:44 am

Kobe
Draymond
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#5 » by No-more-rings » Fri Sep 6, 2019 3:49 am

Duncan
Tmac
Amare

Try and beat that.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#6 » by trex_8063 » Fri Sep 6, 2019 4:01 am

I would have liked to see Lowry/AD/Durant [among others].

Stockton/KG/Klay is another I'd like to see.

A small variation on those excellent [and super fun] Suns teams of the mid-00's: Nash/AD/Marion.....would be nasty, imo.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#7 » by KobesScarf » Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:46 am

Duncan Embiid Kyrie is my #1 choice
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#8 » by rrravenred » Mon Sep 9, 2019 11:10 am

Duncan
Kidd
Klay

Dull, defensively stifling and able to control the pace of the game.

Kidd sets the table, with both Klay and TD excellent off ball options. These three are also almost without ego, and would leverage the non-star players perfectly.
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Post#9 » by CumberlandPosey » Mon Sep 9, 2019 1:24 pm

bryant
harden
westbrook

chucking and freethrows plus insane media coverage
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#10 » by SHAQ32 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 1:54 pm

Kevin Durant
Ray Allen
Chris Bosh
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Post#11 » by An Unbiased Fan » Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:29 pm

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Pau
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#12 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:33 pm

Kawhi leonard, pau gasol, draymond green

This is the rich man's version of Lakers 2008-2010 big three.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#13 » by homecourtloss » Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:34 pm

Embiid
Draymond
Kawhi

Embiid
Draymond
Curry

KG
Draymond
CP3
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#14 » by rocopc » Mon Sep 9, 2019 3:27 pm

rrravenred wrote:Duncan
Kidd
Klay

Dull, defensively stifling and able to control the pace of the game.

Kidd sets the table, with both Klay and TD excellent off ball options. These three are also almost without ego, and would leverage the non-star players perfectly.


Wow... the same exact thing.... I read the OP and think this team exactly.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#15 » by Sublime187 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:07 pm

Looks like nobody is interested in having Harden who is supposed to be a perennial MVP candidate over guys like Kidd, Allen, Pau etc. I think it tells us a lot about what kind of player he is when nobody wants him on their squad.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#16 » by clyde21 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:15 pm

my 2 favorites

Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Joel Embiid

Chris Paul
Kevin Durant
Chris Webber
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#17 » by clyde21 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:17 pm

Sublime187 wrote:Looks like nobody is interested in having Harden who is supposed to be a perennial MVP candidate over guys like Kidd, Allen, Pau etc. I think it tells us a lot about what kind of player he is when nobody wants him on their squad.


not shocking, he's an insanely high-usage player that needs to the ball in his hands to do anything, if you're building a team with other superstars you kinda also want them to be able to have the ball too
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#18 » by eminence » Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:58 pm

I mean, it's not like it'd be hard to build one with Harden, he's just not among 'neutral' fans favorite players (mine either), subbing him in for CP3 in my original one would obviously be a killer trio.

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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#19 » by bledredwine » Mon Sep 9, 2019 5:22 pm

Defense is incredibly important in the playoffs, so I'll choose 2-way players who can shoot/create and run the floor against tough defense.

Kawhi Leonard
John Stockton
Chris Webber

Wins the championship every year, period.


That said, a line-up of

Kevin Durant
Chris Paul
Amare Stoudemire

or

Tim Duncan
James Harden
Klay Thompson

... would be pretty sick.
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Re: Build Your Own Big-3 

Post#20 » by bledredwine » Mon Sep 9, 2019 5:23 pm

eminence wrote:I mean, it's not like it'd be hard to build one with Harden, he's just not among 'neutral' fans favorite players (mine either), subbing him in for CP3 in my original one would obviously be a killer trio.

KG
Harden
Marion


Man, I'd hate to face a line-up of Marion and KG on the defensive end.

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