Building the Ultimate NBA Fast Break

Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorMarch 29, 2013

The rules are simple.

NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes each picked a trio of stars to run their dream "three-man weave" fast break.

A point guard, wing and big were all needed as part of any group.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant were off limits for being too obvious, simply because they'd also be the top choices for building any kind of hypothetical NBA lineup.

Injured players like Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving were also not available, though they certainly would have been considered if healthy.

"Big" point guards, or those who would just rather be playing shooting guard anyway, were allowed to change positions. We're looking at you, Russell Westbrook.

Finally, open-court prowess was acknowledged based on this year's exploits. Thus, there were some close calls.

Guys like Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant certainly would have been solid picks on a larger list, but their aging run-and-gun resume' continues trending toward the half court these days instead.

They can still run, just not as hard or for as long as they used to.


Which three players would you build your fast break around? There certainly are a lot of good names left to choose from. Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!