As the All-Star break approaches, we re-examine our preseason picks for the top NBA 10 backcourts this season and see how the Houston Rockets stack up.
This past offseason was one of the wildest ones in recent memory. Multiple former MVPs changed teams, pretenders became contenders and several dynamic new duos were formed. Along with the LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, the Houston Rockets formed their own super pair when they acquired Russell Westbrook to join James Harden.
While the new L.A. pairings of Kawhi Leonard with Paul George and LeBron James with Anthony Davis are just as devastating as Houston’s, they aren’t exactly backcourts. As many teams have reached the 50-game mark with the All-Star break approaching, it’s time to take a look at the statistics and re-rank the top 10 NBA backcourts we broke down before the season started.
Unfortunately, injuries have affected several of the top backcourts in the league this season, such as the Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry broke his hand just four games in. Before we determine the top 10 current NBA backcourts, you might want to visit our preseason rankings here.
Due to their resumés being head-and-shoulders above the rest, the Rockets were rightfully at the top spot going into this season. After 50 games, there’s now some information to go on that can help us get a better determination of the top 10 current backcourts in the league.
Given that the backcourts of the Warriors and Nets both had extended injuries for much of the season, they have been factored out of this list. Taking injuries, statistics and team records into consideration, here is how the top NBA backcourts break down now, starting with number 10.
Next: Numbers 10 & 9