Who is the strongest duo of the new season? 3,000 people voted: James + Brother Thick Eyebrows only ranked 4th
With Lillard joining the Bucks, the NBA has given birth to a pair of strong combinations in the new season, in addition, the Lakers' James + thick eyebrows, the Suns' Durant + Booker, and the Nuggets' Jokic + Murray, they are also a duo that cannot be ignored, so who is the strongest duo in the new season? Take a look at the results of the fans' votes.
According to statistics, more than 3,000 people have participated in the vote, in order of vote, they are Jokic + Murray, Alphabet + Lillard, Durant + Booker, James + Thick Eyebrows, and Tatum + Brown.
Jokic + Murray are the most favored, with a vote share of 33.50%, and the lead is obvious. There should be no doubt about the top of the table, after all, Jokic and Murray have proven themselves by winning last season's championship, and the advantage of both is that they are young, both are in their prime, and their styles are perfectly compatible. Jokic is the No. 1 center in the NBA today, and he is perfect for scoring, rebounding and organization, and Jokic was able to record a triple-double last season, including in the playoffs, and he has never had a slump. And Murray's singles ability is outstanding, he can't prevent it, he can easily cut high scores, and the two are worthy of the strongest duo.
The second place in the number of votes is the combination of Alphabet Brother + Lillard, with 21.07%, although the gap with Jokic + Murray is large, but it is also significantly ahead of the combination behind him. Alphabet and Lillard are both super scorers, and statistically, they are the only teammates in NBA history who averaged 30+ per game and then teamed up. However, the combination of Alphabet Brother and Lillard also has chemical reaction problems, because both need to hold the ball, Lillard is likely to reduce possession and play more without the ball, after all, you can't let Alphabet Brother float outside to shoot three points, the two are strong on paper, the important thing is whether they can have chemistry and whether they are willing to sacrifice each other.
Next is Durant + Booker, with a vote rate of 18.06%, Durant and Booker both have strong scoring ability, this year's playoffs against the Nuggets, solar won two games, it is completely with the two of them constantly cutting points, there is a mistake is not good, from the perspective of the game, Booker is the Suns' first offensive choice, Durant needs to sacrifice a certain number of shots, the new season the Suns got Beal, I don't know how the three will distribute the ball. It must be admitted that the most suitable player for Durant is still Curry, because the two are compatible with each other, Curry is humble, and as a leader is willing to sacrifice data, while Booker will not, I don't know if death misses Curry.
James + thick eyebrows only ranked 4th, with 17.18% of the votes, obviously not favored by fans, the reason is that James will be 39 years old in the new season, his competitive state is unknown, maybe he can still average 25+ per game, but the dominance of the game will definitely decline, such as the West Final G4 loss to the Nuggets, when James was too strong in the first three quarters, resulting in exhaustion in the final quarter, and the Lakers were eventually swept out. Thick eyebrows are a glass man, his injuries are also a factor of instability, if James can be 5 years younger, plus the thick eyebrows around him, maybe they are the strongest duo in the league.
Finally, there is the combination of Tatum + Brown, with only 2.33% of the votes, looking back at the East finals against the Heat, the performance of the two scouts is not good, the two take turns digging holes, the key G7, Tatum and Brown combined 36 shots 13, all stealth. However, the advantage of the double scouting is that it is young, Brown just signed the first highest-paying contract in NBA history this summer, it is difficult to say whether he can continue to improve in the future, many players will stay in place after getting a big contract, and even begin to decline, hoping that Brown will not become such a player. Tatum needs to improve stability and learn how to be a good leader.
Do you agree with the fans' choice of the strongest duo of the new season?