ESPN: The Pistons have the ninth best emerging ‘big three’ in the league


Bradford Doolittle, writing for, has an article today ranking the best ‘future big threes’ in the NBA, looking ahead to 2016. He has the Pistons trio of Greg Monroe-Brandon Knight-Andre Drummond ninth on that list:

"9. Detroit Pistons (24.9 Big 3 WAR)Projected core: Greg Monroe (15.3) | Andre Drummond | Brandon KnightThis assumes that our optimistic rookie projection pans out for Drummond and that Monroe continues his development into a franchise player, but it sure looks as if the Pistons are positioned to take a leap in the next few years."

It’s really interesting to read if you have Insider. If not, the teams ranked ahead of Detroit are Oklahoma City (Durant, Harden, Westbrook), L.A. Clippers (Paul, Griffin, Jordan), New Orleans (Davis, Anderson, Gordon), Miami (James, Wade, Bosh), Minnesota (Love, Rubio, Pekovic), Atlanta (Smith, Horford, Lou Williams), Utah (Millsap, Jefferson, Favors) and Indiana (George, Hibbert, Granger).