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- Aug 25, 2011
also, the contemporary game is not all about 3 pt shooting, it is about efficiency. free throws are very efficient as well, and and players with the ability to draw fouls, finish, and hit the fts are nearly as valuable as deep shooters. with the added benefit of piling up fouls on the other teamDraymond does everything else, and makes the game easier for their shooters - helps get them open looks, and he is at least capable of making 3’s even if his percentage was only really good 1 season.
Simmons also does everything else.
Defensive versatility is huge, as the counterpoint to all the shooters on the court. Simmons can guard almost everybody on the court.
if you can defend multiple positions and contribute in at least one of the two most efficient offensive categories, you are going to be in demand