Talent is the most important part of NBA basketball. It’s not the only important part.
This is a professional sports league. Athletic traits count. Fans like to think that players can work around them, but sometimes, problems can be out of their control.
For example, take small guards. They’re at a disadvantage.
No matter how skilled they may be, they can be targeted defensively – especially in the playoffs.
Still, you can work with one. Can you work with two? That’s a question the Cleveland Cavaliers have to be asking themselves right now.
Could they answer that question by sending Darius Garland to the Brooklyn Nets?