With the great infusion of young talent in the NBA over the past few years and experienced veterans still holding a lock on stardom, ranking the top 10 backcourts in order posed a formidable challenge.
Who are the best backcourts in the NBA today?
The question deserves a fresh look, as some of these top 10 were not even paired last season. And for a couple others, injury got in the way.
With the very active free agent period this summer juggling teams' ones and twos, major players (Derrick Rose) returning from surgery and enough offseason roster shakeups to fill an NBA playbook, we need to ask a few more questions, in order to answer that first one:
Who will be Jrue Holiday's backcourt mate?
Is the Deron Williams and Joe Johnson pairing overhyped?
Do Jeremy Lin and Kevin Martin make the cut?
What's going on with creaky Chauncey Billups?
Who will be Ricky Rubio's shooting guard?
Are Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant the best backcourt in the league?
Are Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry and John Wall enough to carry their backcourts into the rankings?
Answers to all these questions here, where we rank the best backcourt duos—two great players that will work great together—of 2012-13.