Why Philadelphia 76ers Must Target a 'True' Point Guard on Trade Market

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Why Philadelphia 76ers Must Target a 'True' Point Guard on Trade Market
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If you could pinpoint the one position in the NBA that supersedes all others in terms of importance, it would likely be the point guard.

Point guards have taken on expanded responsibilities in recent years and a case could be made that the exceptional play of floor generals across the league has contributed to the league's boom in popularity.

The Philadelphia 76ers have a young, skilled point guard in Jrue Holiday, but he's not the complete package, as many have observed. Holiday's skill set is comparable to that of a shooting guard, but he's simply too small to play the 2.

With Royal Ivey the only true point guard on the roster behind Holiday, the Sixers may have to explore a trade at some point to acquire a more traditional point man. The logic and some potential options follow.

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