Ranking the Top 10 Duos in the NBA

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Ranking the Top 10 Duos in the NBA
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The buddy system is alive and well in the NBA. To prove it, we'll run down and rank the league's very best two-man tandems.

Statistics, with an emphasis on last season's numbers will be immensely important. We'll focus on player efficiency ratings and win shares amassed when considering that angle.

Of course, there will be other, equally important methods of analysis. These duos have to play well together, feature the kind of chemistry any great 1-2 punch needs and, vitally, represent the identity of their team.

In some cases we'll fly blind, guessing at the chemistry of a particular pair that hasn't yet played together. Those instances will be rare, though, confined to special circumstances in which excluding an untested duo would feel downright wrong.

If that's too cryptic, here's the deal: LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, two guys who have never played an NBA game together, are featured here.

Otherwise, we've seen all of these duets play some sweet music together in the past, which means we can look at their track records to forecast how well they'll perform in the future.

Everybody partner up; here follow the top two-man tandems in the NBA.


*All PER and win shares statistics via Basketball-Reference.com.

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