Talent is important, but it’s not enough. In any situation, the fit has to be there as well. NBA players need to be good fits with teams too.
Suppose you’re applying for a new job. You may be qualified for the position. Still, if the job is at a perfume factory, and you’ve got a major allergy to perfume, you won’t be a good fit for the job.
After all, every team has its own principles. If they acquire players who can’t adhere to them, it’s not likely to work out.
For example, the Miami Heat seem to target hard-working players. By contrast, the Golden State Warriors seem to like smart ones.
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Neither team is likely to acquire a player if they don’t match those descriptions.
Here’s a blockbuster trade between the two sides that should satisfy them both.