On Monday I wrote I a piece for ESPN Insider that used multiple years of MVP voting to determine who was generally viewed as the best player in the NBA on a season-by-season basis.
This post is an extension of that idea, although I’m going to make the following tweaks:
- Win shares will be used rather than MVP award shares.
- Three seasons of data will be used rather than four seasons of data.
- Win shares in season n will receive a weight of 1⁄2, win shares in season n − 1 will receive a weight of 1⁄3, and win shares in season n − 2 will receive a weight of 1⁄6.
Without further ado, here are the players who — based on win shares, at least — had established themselves as the best players in the game:
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