The Chicago Bulls are struggling badly to start the 2022-23 NBA season without many appearances of hope to contend for a title. The Brooklyn Nets aren’t much better off, but they are still committed to winning with Kevin Durant. Could there be room for a trade?
Any NBA basketball purist will be quick to remind you that there are two sides of the floor. Sure, offense gets the glory – but defense counts too. If you can’t stop another team from scoring, it probably won’t matter how much you can score.
Usually, the best NBA teams have a balance of both. That requires them to field a balanced roster. A team can afford to play a one-way player, but they’ll have to compensate for their shortcomings elsewhere.
We’re not saying Ben Simmons is a one-way player. His passing ability does provide offensive value. However, his inability to shoot does make him limited on that end of the floor.
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With that said, he is one of the best defenders in the NBA. By contrast, Nikola Vucevic is a great offensive player who struggles on defense.
Would the two make for good teammates? Here’s a deal that has the Brooklyn Nets finding out.