Basketball is one of the sports that cannot be dominated by a single player on the team. It is a duo that manages the flow of their team and the game. Duos like Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant & Shaq O’Neal pop into our minds when we talk about the best duos in basketball. Similarly, former basketball player Kendrick Perkins has picked his best duo in the NBA.
Kendrick Perkins picks the best duo in the NBA
The below duos picked by Perkins are based on the current NBA season.
- Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic
- Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid
- Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
- Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard
- Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson
Kendrick Perkins picks Denver Nuggets star players Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic as the best duo in the NBA. Collectively, they average 46 points per game in the 2024–24 season (Jamal Murray at 20.5 and Nikola Jokic at 25.5 points per game).
They are one of the reasons the Denver Nuggets won the 2022–23 NBA Championship and are carrying the same momentum in the 2024–24 season.
Do you agree with Kendrick Perkins, or should other duos rank ahead of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic?
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Kendrick Perkins’ best duo in the NBA and their points per game in the 2024–24 season
- Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic (46)
- Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid (61.2)
- Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (50.5)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard (56.4)
- Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson (49.9)
Note that the above statistics are as of January 2024.