Wednesday , Aug , 01 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Comparing Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, & Paul Pierce To The NBA’s Best Trios

The Kevin Garnett trade still feels surreal-like a great dream you don’t want to wake from. Something else hit me at that press conference. Garnett, flashing his pearly-white smile, was flanked by his two new All-Star teammates: Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. The Truth, Jesus Shuttlesworth, and The Big Ticket might be the NBA’s deadliest trio …

The trade still feels surreal-like a great dream you don’t want to wake from. Reality finally hit when Garnett was holding the classic green-and-white Celtics jersey at the team’s press conference. Right then I realized K.G. had been freed from Minnesota and would get to pursue an NBA Title in the basketball Mecca of Boston.

Something else hit me at that press conference. Garnett, flashing his pearly-white smile, was flanked by his two new All-Star teammates: and Ray Allen. The Truth, Jesus Shuttlesworth, and The Big Ticket might be the NBA’s deadliest trio.

Do you think Allen, Garnett, and Pierce are the NBA’s best 1-2-3 punch?

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

The Deal: These three are all hitting the tail-end of their prime, so Allen, Garnett, and Pierce will be motivated to succeed. The Celts trio of stars also complements each other. Allen is a great perimeter player. Garnett can man the inside, while Pierce can score from anywhere on the floor. Bottom line:is finally relevant again.

Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Marcus Camby, and Allen Iverson.

The Deal: These mile-high ballers made a strong second-half run. and are the NBA’s highest scoring duo; uses his length to rebound and block shots. These three, with a full season together, should help factor into the Western Conference playoff race next season.

Houston Rockets: Steve Francis, Tracy McGrady, and Yao Ming.

The Deal: H-town wants to combine the old franchise, Francis, with the new franchises, T-Mac and . should have a strong season, but their stars must stay healthy and new Coach Rick Adelman should encourage an up-tempo, fast break style.    

New Jersey Nets: Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson, and Jason Kidd.

The Deal: have the league’s best perimeter trio. When healthy, , Jefferson, and Kidd, could go deep in the playoffs. However, New Jersey attempted to trade Jefferson to Indiana for Jermaine O’Neal, so this group could soon be broken up.

Phoenix Suns: Shawn Marion, Steve Nash, and Amare Stoudemire.

The Deal: s trio gets up-and-down the floor as part of their seven seconds to shoot system. This group is exciting to watch. Nothing is more enjoyable than Nash flipping dimes to Marion and . But will Phoenix‘s brand of entertaining basketball lead to an NBA Title?

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

The Deal: trio does nothing except win NBA Titles. , Ginobili, and Parker have combined for three rings and a fourth could easily be on the way. Their substance-over-style approach isn’t always pretty, but it’s always effective.

Who do you see as the NBA’s best trio? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.

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