This 76ers-Jazz Trade Sends Donovan Mitchell To Philadelphia

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Question: how many star players does it take to fix a lightbulb? Keep in mind that fixing is winning, and a lightbulb is an NBA championship.

The answer is at least two. Single-star teams going all the way are a rare commodity in the history of the NBA. On the other hand, there’s a real debate to be had about whether a duo or a trio is better.

Instinctually, one may opt for a trio. We’re not mathematicians, but we’re pretty sure three is more than two.

On the other hand, a duo takes up less salary cap space. In turn, that allows their team to put a deeper cast around them. In recent years, that’s been part of why the league has been trending away from super teams toward dynamic duos.

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With that said, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey isn’t one to follow trends. He’s more inclined to start them.

Here’s a deal that has him landing a third star in Donovan Mitchell.