I noticed recently that ESPN’s Bill Simmons had been using the term “Third Banana” when referring to the third-best player on a team. A simple concept, but it did get me thinking. Who are the best “third bananas” in the NBA?
I decided to put together a list ranking every team’s third-best player, and then I’d put that player into an overall league ranking, from 1-30.
Ultimately I was hoping to stumble upon a correlation between how high a teams Third Banana ranked, and what their overall record was.