In the NBA, there are several ingredients involved in the process of making a championship contender. On the other hand, none are as important as a superstar player.
That superstar doesn’t necessarily need to be a top-5 player: although, you’d always prefer that it was. More generally, to win a championship, you usually need a player who can carry you when all else fails.
Damian Lillard is capable of doing that. He’s flirted with top-5 status too, although he’s never quite established himself as firmly in that category.
Nikola Jokic, by contrast, has. After winning back-to-back MVP awards, nobody could challenge his position as one of the league’s 5 best. At the same time, he could use some more help in Denver.
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After all, there’s one thing that gives a team better championship odds than one superstar – two superstars.
Here’s a deal that sends Damian Lillard to join Jokic on the Denver Nuggets.