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82 Games Player +/- Duo Rankings: Plenty of Stars Missing

2/9/2006

When Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince are both on the floor, the Pistons outscore other teams by 400+ points. That makes them, as of today, the most effective duo in the league.

82 games has an updated list of the best duo on each team. It's amazing how many big name stars are not on this list, and how many scrubs are. Makes you think there's something messes up about how we judge talent.

Here are some highlights:

Atlanta Free agent signee from Uruguay Esteban Batista, averaging 1.3 points per game, made the list. Joe Johnson and Al Harrington did not.

Boston Ex-Celtic Ricky Davis makes the list with Delonte West. Current star Paul Pierce does not.

Chicago Luol Deng and Darius Songaila on the list. Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich, Tyson Chandler not.

Denver Earl Watson and Eduardo Najera prove my point nicely.

Houston Luther Head is in the mix, Tracy McGrady is not.

Indiana Sarunas Jasikevicius is in with ex-Pacer Ron Artest. No Jermaine O'Neal, Stephen Jackson, nor Jamaal Tinsley.

Los Angeles Clippers Elton Brand will lead the team in getting MVP votes, but Sam Cassell and Cuttino Mobley are the most effective duo.

Memphis Bobby Jackson and Eddie Jones, no Pau Gasol.

Miami James Posey joins Dwyane Wade. Shaquille O'Neal, Antoine Walker, Gary Payton, and Jason Williams do not.

Minnesota The team recently traded Wally Szczerbiak and benched Marco Jaric, but that was their most successful duo. Paging Mr. Garnett...

New Jersey Jason Kidd is not on the list.

New Orleans Rasual Butler and Speedy Claxton don't get a lot of face time on SportsCenter, but apparently they can play.

New York Trevor Ariza has been benched again and again by Larry Brown. But he joins Channing Frye in the most effective New York tandem.

Philadelphia The big stars Allen Iverson and Chris Webber did not make the cut, but Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver did.

Portland Does anyone even know who Charles Smith is? Apparently he makes a pretty wicked running mate for Zach Randolph.

Toronto Darrick Martin! I rest my case.

Utah Milt Palacio and Jarron Collins. I double rest my case.