NBA Primetime: The NBA's Most Deadliest Trios, Plus One

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer INovember 2, 2009

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After staying active throughout the entire NBA off-season it is completely rhetorical to state that the rich got richer and the poor got poorer.

Teams that ranked on top last season acquired new stars to improve on their already phenomenal roster, and organizations that ranked at the bottom pretty much remain there as we speak.

NBA Prime-time presents to you the NBA's Most Deadliest Trios, Plus One

1. Los Angeles Lakers

The Trio- Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol

When you have a guy like Kobe Bryant on your squad you don't need much to rack up wins during a season. With the acquiring of newcomer and most underrated superstar Ron Artest, the Lakers rank as the best trio in the league.

Pau Gasol is currently injured, but once he gets back onto the court this Lakers trio is virtually unstoppable.

Plus One- Andrew Bynum

Every time Bynum began to breakout during the regular season he ended up going down with a season ending injury. This year could be different if the 22-year-old seven footer can stay healthy throughout the entire season. He has potential to become a top tier center in the league and with a pretty beefed up roster, Bynum can simply focus on his game without much pressure to produce.

2. Orlando Magic

The Trio- Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, Dwight Howard

The Magic are pretty much the most deadliest team in the league this season. With a healthy Jameer Nelson back in the lineup you can expect the All-Star to put up solid numbers all across the board.

Vince Carter returns to his hometown and is more determined than ever to grab his first ever championship ring. At the age of 32, VC is prepared to bring back his high-flying days and shock the world with his extremely underrated abilities.

Dwight Howard is destined for his second Defensive Player of the Year award this season if he can remain durable (which he has throughout his career thus far). With two true power-forwards on his squad, Howard will finally get some help in the paint, but it's not like he needed any assistance anyway.

Plus One- Rashard Lewis

Lewis stepped up during the postseason and helped bring Orlando to the NBA Finals. This season he starts the year on the bench for the first 10 games due to suspension.

Once he makes his season debut he will undoubtedly contribute in bunches to this successful and upcoming Magic team.

3. Boston Celtics

The Trio- Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

Talking about a stacked roster, the Celtics enter this season with one of the scariest teams in the NBA.

Young'n Rajon Rondo has quickly emerged as a top tier point-guard in the league with the arsenal to do pretty much anything and everything on the court.

Future hall-of-famer Paul Pierce is said to be in his best shape in years and already looks possessed to win another NBA title.

Kevin Garnett has returned from a knee injury that ended his season early last year. If KG really is 100 percent healthy, this Celtics team has all the weapons to make a run for the Finals.

Plus One- Ray Allen

After having two down seasons, according to Ray Allen's standards, the three-point phenom is in for a breakout year. If Ray Ray's trey ball is on, I'd definitely be afraid to face up one-on-one against this guy.

4. San Antonio Spurs

The Trio- Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

The Spurs are arguably one of the most powerful teams in the league today. Tony Parker is coming off of a career-high season last year and plans to improve on his averages this season.

Manu Ginobili has returned from injuries and expects to get back into his "top 25 best in the league" form.

Forward Tim Duncan is certainly not getting younger, but with the off-season acquisitions that the Spurs have made, he can finally get some assistance deep in games.

Plus One- Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson was obtained during the off-season and brings tremendous experience and leadership to the table for San Antonio.

Once R-Jeff gets settled into the Spurs lineup he will inevitably help lead this team to the Western Conference Finals, competing in a vicious dog fight against the LA Lakers.

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