Over recent years, the NBA has changed considerably. Leave your preconceived notions at the door – this isn’t your father’s basketball.
One major change has been in terms of positional roles. For example, it used to be widely accepted that point guards were primarily responsible for setting up a team’s offense and distributing.
Meanwhile, it was equally understood that shooting guards were to be off-ball players.
Those assumptions are dead. In today’s league, point guards can be scorers. Of course, this begs its own question – what is the difference between a point guard and a shooting guard?
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With that question in mind, can two shooting guards co-exist? The Washington Wizards would be putting that question to the test if they were to acquire Donovan Mitchell. He and Bradley Beal would not be an intuitively obvious fit.
That doesn’t mean they couldn’t be a potent one. Here’s a deal that has them sharing a backcourt in the nation’s capital.