Following the sign-and-trade deal this offseason that sent two-time MVP award winner Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers to join forces with Kobe Bryant, a lot of buzz has surrounded the NBA's best backcourts. But where do the best frontcourts in the NBA stack up against one another?
Comparing the best starting frontcourts in the NBA is obviously going to be an extremely subjective process. Should a team with great players at all three frontcourt positions (small forward, power forward and center) get precedence over a team with two outstanding players and a weak link? Should veteran players and winners vault over young talent loaded with potential?
Ranking the best starting frontcourts in the NBA depends on a variety of factors to compare, but in the end, it comes down to the overall talent of the three players.
What three guys, in and around the painted area, would you want to go to war with in the trenches?
Here's a ranking of the top 15 starting NBA frontcourts.
(Note: Players in the "starting" frontcourt could be projected for next season, used throughout the majority of last season or the 2012 playoffs).
Feel free to leave your own rankings in the comment section!