Pretty tough call, right? Player 1 is scoring the most points of the trio but doing so inefficiently, whereas Player 2 is scoring the fewest points but has the best efficiency numbers and is clearly an effective distributor.
Now, what if I were to tell you you could pick two of the players? Which two would you choose? Players 1’s warts look a little more attractive when paired up with Player 3 as would Player 2 but how many folks would opt for Plays 1 and 2?
Probably not very many.
So who are these players? Well, as you can probably infer from the premise of this post, the players are De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Maxey, and Tyrese Haliburton, three players who could be mix-and-matched together via trade between the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings. With three position versatility and an ability to be successful both on and off the ball, Haliburton could play alongside any player on the Sixers roster and make the team better, versus the new challenges presented by Fox.
Factor in the, well, fact that either Harrison Barnes or Buddy Hield would have to come back in a deal to make the money work, and targeting Haliburton is unquestionably the move when negotiating with the Kings.