With all the superteams era and all the talk that has gone back and forth over this regard, everybody wants to put a lot of good talents together to create a big three of their own, but that doesn’t always wind up paying off.
Ever since the Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman era; everybody wants to have a big three of their own, and the Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen or LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh associations have been successful examples of that kind of mindset.
Nonetheless, we’re currently seeing some big threes that have nothing to brag about, and that would be pretty much destroyed by any barely capable squad on any given night, and today, we’re going to let you know about them.
10. Orlando Magic: Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic
The Orlando Magic got off to a very good start of the campaign but we all know that they’re not going to be able to keep that kind of momentum going throughout their entire campaign with the kind of personnel they got in their ranks right now.
Besides, even if Aaron Gordon is an incredible talent, the other two “good” player of the team wouldn’t even be starters in most of the other franchises in the league, even if they’re playing pretty good at the moment.
9. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Brook Lopez
The Los Angeles Lakers got a bright future in their hands with nice youngsters like Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance Jr, Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis, Ivica Zubac and of course their future cornerstones Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, but they’re years away from reaching their ceiling and become top tier players.
Brook Lopez is a terrific scorer and has successfully expanded his range, but at this moment Lakers are nog good enough so they definitely need a lot of patience to develop before they become one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway JR, Kristaps Porzingis
The New York Knicks are pretty much Kristaps Porzingis and a bunch of other guys, although the French rookie Ntilikina has displayed some interesting things in the early going with his playmaking ability.
Still, the Knickerbockers are ages away from contending and they decided to trust Hardaway with a lot of cash after they pretty much gave him away for peanuts no so long ago, having a very lousy squad overall at the Big Apple.
7. Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Hassan Whiteside
The Miami Heat has a terrific coach and some very good players like Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside, but their still second row players that perhaps wouldn’t start elsewhere and that are unable to thrive against Western Conference rivals.
Spoelstra’s one of the best coaches and he has proven to tame Dion Waiters and his restless mouth, but they still don’t have the kind of personnel to make some noise or even reach the second round of the Playoffs in the East.
6. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki
The Dallas Mavericks have a pretty horrible team right now, and it’s really odd to see Dirk Nowitzki make a list of one of the worse, but that’s just have things have gone for him now that he’s entering the sunset of his career.
Nowitzki’s one of the best players to ever lace them up, and he’s now leaving the team’s torch in standout rookie Dennis Smith Jr, who’s going to have a really tough time to compete during his first couple of NBA seasons if guys like Harrison Barnes are the one supposed to support him and carry the load.
5. Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, TJ Warren
Phoenix has been a major disaster ever since the past season, but at least they can brag about having some of the best young cores in the NBA right now, although they’ve already lost Eric Bledsoe and are on the verge of parting ways with Alex Len as well.
Still, they make our list not because they’re bad, but because they still haven’t figured out how to play well together, especially on the defensive end of the court, where both Jackson and Warren can make a major impact given the time to improve, while Booker has the skillset to become an elite scorer.
4. Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein
Just like the Suns, the Sacramento Kings have been pretty lousy overall throughout the last decade, but they seem to be pointing in the right direction now that they parted ways with Darren Collison and DeMarcus Cousins.
Still, Buddy Hield has been pretty much awful while Cauley-Stein hasn’t had much time to prove his worth, leaving standout prospect De’Aaron Fox on an island so far. Gladly, they have the kind of tools to become a very good season a couple of years from now.
3. Brooklyn Nets: D’Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, DeMarre Carroll
The Brooklyn Nets have become one of the league’s biggest laughing stocks due to the horrible decisions their front office has made ever since leaving New Jersey, and they don’t seem like much of a threat this year, either.
D’Angelo Russell is a very good prospect and a huge improvement for the Nets, but defensive minded players like Carroll and Hollis-Jefferson don’t seem to fit well on a team that’s unable to stop anybody, and they can’t create their own offense nor are good shooters whatsoever.
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2. Chicago Bulls: Jerian Grant, Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen
The Chicago Bulls are arguably the worst squad in the league right now, although they’ve landed some really good prospects in Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, who’s yet to make his Bulls debut since suffering a season-ending injury with the Timberwolves the prior campaign.
Still, with Dunn being eased back into the rotation, the Bulls are currently stuck with one of the worse players in the league in Jerian Grant, a horrible playmaker with no shooting stroke, and Justin Holiday, who’s a good role player but shouldn't be chucking 15+ shots per game.
1. Atlanta Hawks: Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon
The Atlanta Hawks are a team that would surprise everybody if they managed to win more than 10 games this season, and they just don’t have any kind of talent on their roster besides Dennis Schroder and the rookie John Collins, who’s been playing pretty good off the bench so far.
Atlanta is the biggest frontrunner to take the 1st overall pick this next Draft, and they’ll be battling with the Bulls for the worst record in the league throughout the entire season. The future is unclear for the Hawks, but after being stuck in a mediocrity spiral for that long, its just feels like spare parts like Kent Bazemore or Dewayne Dedmon aren’t going to get you many numbers in the W column.