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

#6: Los Angeles Clippers

  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Paul George
  • John Wall

If healthy, you could talk me into this being the best “Big 3” in the NBA, but that health is far from certain. Kawhi just missed a full season with an ACL injury and is now 31-years-old. Paul George played 31 games last season and is 32-years-old. Wall didn’t play at all in two of the last three seasons and is also 31-years-old. The Clippers have a very deep and talented roster, so they can probably get away doing a ton of load management with these three, and if they can keep them healthy, the Clippers are one of the frontrunners in the West.

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#5: Memphis Grizzlies

  • Ja Morant
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Demond Bane

Ok, so I cheated here, as the Grizzlies don’t really have a “Big 3” especially if Jackson Jr. is injured. After Morant they have three guys who are all really good, so I am putting Memphis this high based on Morant’s greatness, their overall quality depth at the top and the hope that Jaren Jackson Jr. will return strong from his injury.

#4: Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Anthony Edwards
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

After trading for Gobert, Minnesota has a formidable “Big 3,” though the two bigs still have to show that they can play together. But the talent is there, especially with Edwards poised to be an MVP candidate soon.