The NBA is not so different from life in many respects. The ability to work with others is a valuable skill in any context.
Some NBA players are masters of it. Their portability makes them an attractive proposition for any team. In some cases, the league’s biggest stars fit this description. Other times, we’re talking about role players.
Other NBA players are difficult to fit onto a roster. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t talented. They simply have a skill set that doesn’t necessarily work with a wide variety of potential teammates.
Kevin Durant is in the former camp. His lethal scoring ability as both a threat on and off the ball makes him a perfect match with just about anyone.
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By contrast, his teammate Ben Simmons can be a challenging piece to work with.
Here’s a deal that separates them by sending Simmons to the Atlanta Hawks.