Detroit Pistons: Ranking the 8 best young NBA trios to start a franchise with
#6: Charlotte Hornets
- LeMelo Ball
- Brandon Miller
- Mark Williams
I think there is a solid argument that this trio should be lower on the list, as LaMelo hasn’t been able to stay healthy and isn’t much of a defender, but he does pretty much everything else well. Williams should be a very good rebounder and rim protector for years to come, but does he have another level?
This will come down to Miller, who should be ready to make an impact in the NBA right away. He is the prototype of the two-way wing, and should get a chance to show it next season in Charlotte, as he was a perfect fit for their roster.
#5: Houston Rockets
- Jalen Green
- Jabari Smith Jr.
- Alperun Sengun
We are now into the area where you could make a case for just about any of the trios, as they are all very good and have huge potential. I am not sold on Jalen Green as a defender or leader, but the guy is going to be one of the best scorers in the NBA at some point.
Smith Jr. may have the most two-way potential of the three and I expect him to have a breakout season in Texas. Sengun is underrated and can do a lot of things, especially if they play him at center, but I do question whether he can really defend there.