23/24 Pairing Guides – Part 3
Anthony Davis/Mikal Bridges
Above average in Rebounds, Blocks, FG%, Turnovers
Average in Points
Below average in Threes, Steals, FT%
- This combination isn’t as strong on a per-game basis as the Mitchell pairing, but it is a safer option. Bridges has been the most durable player in the league since making his pro debut five seasons ago. He is yet to miss a game due to injury since joining the league. This is a very strong start in rebounds, blocks, FG%, and especially turnovers. If you decide to go with this duo, treat the rest of the draft like an eight-category draft. It’s also a decent start in points and a respectable one in FT% for a Davis-led pairing. Bridges was an elite source of FT% impact after the trade to the Nets last year. Threes and steals are this duo’s two main weaknesses. Steals should prioritized over threes, although ideally, you’ll grab players who excel in both categories over the next few rounds. If you find yourself in a tough spot in triples late—and you may given the poor start in the category and the weak three-balls that accompany some of the punt assists build’s top targets—aim for players like Keegan Murray, Gary Trent, and Kevin Huerter. Players who can produce close to 3.0 3PG can get you back to average in the category almost by themselves.
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