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5 Best three-man lineups in the NBA this season

Modified 27 Feb 2020, 06:51 IST
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#4 LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers)

LeBron James has enjoyed an excellent season with the Lakers
LeBron James has enjoyed an excellent season with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Anthony Davis to pair with LeBron James last summer, although the power forward is absent from LA's best three-man lineup. Instead. James is joined by former Pistons star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and fan-favorite Alex Caruso.

The trio possesses a player impact estimate of 66.2, and with James leading the league in assists, it is no surprise that they have a high assist ratio (17.6). James, Caldwell-Pope, and Caruso have spent more than 200 minutes together on the court, and an offensive rating of 111.5 compared to a 91.8 defensive rating highlights the impact of this particular 3-man lineup.

#3 Ersan Ilyasova, Khris Middleton, Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks)

Khris Middleton is among Milwaukee
Khris Middleton is among Milwaukee's strongest three-man lineup

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been the NBA's outstanding player of the season so far, although the reigning MVP is surprisingly absent from Milwaukee's best three-man lineup. During their shared 149 minutes on the court this season, Ersan Ilyasova, Khris Middleton, and Donte DiVincenzo have had a player impact estimate of 66.7 - and the trios net rating of 29.4 is also the third-highest tally in the league.

Ilyasova, Middleton, and DiVincenzo's defensive net rating of 86.2 is the second-best figure among three-man lineups, and they have also posted a true shooting percentage of 62.6 while recording a 115.8 offensive rating. The trio is unlikely to get a boost in minutes together, although their impact highlights that the Bucks' success goes far beyond the excellence of the Greek Freak.

Published 27 Feb 2020, 06:51 IST
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