Pelicans: Who has the best “Big 3” in the Western Conference?

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans and Brandon Ingram (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives against Herbert Jones #5 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Pelicans have a deep roster with star talent at the top, especially once Zion Williamson returns.

Other than perhaps the Clippers with Kawhi Leonard, no team in the Western Conference will be getting an addition as potentially impactful as Zion Williamson, who is a generational talent when he is healthy.

Williamson, along with Brandon Ingram and veteran CJ McCollum, gives the Pelicans one of the best “Big 3’s” in the entire NBA, and when you factor in Herb Jones and Jonas Valanciunas, the Pels’ starting five is going to be a force.

The Western Conference is balance and loaded with talent, with no clear front runner and a number of teams that could battle for the conference crown.

But which one has the best “Big 3?”

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I looked at the 12 teams in the West that have an obvious “Big 3” which not every team does. To qualify, a team needs to have three players who are clearly their best guys, so Dallas, Utah and San Antonio were left out.

New Orleans Pelicans: Best “Big 3” in the Western Conference

#12: Sacramento Kings

  • Domantas Sabonis
  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Keegan Murray

These three haven’t yet played together but should finally give the Kings a “Big 3” to build around, as Sabonis is an All-Star, Fox is a scoring machine and rookie Keegan Murray looks like the frontrunner for rookie of the year.

#11: Houston Rockets

  • Jalen Green
  • Kevin Porter Jr.
  • Jabari Smith

If we were doing “Best YOUNG Big 3” the Rockets would be near the top of the list, as this group has a ton of potential and could be one of the reasons the Southwest Division takes over the NBA soon.

#10: Portland Trail Blazers

  • Damian Lillard
  • Jerami Grant
  • Anfernee Simons

Lillard and the Trail Blazers are trying to bounce back and the addition of veteran forward Jerami Grant will help. Simons is coming off a breakout season, but health will ultimately dictate how good this trio can be.