The final piece is that Mathurin has the best ability in the modern NBA.
What is the best ability in the modern NBA? It’s availability, and Mathurin has shown durability early in his career. Alternatively, Paolo has already shown some availability concerns early in his career with Mathurin not really having any injury concerns, while Paolo has already missed 12% of his games this season.
And while they may seem like a minor difference, we are in a league where a players durability to get through a season is important. Should Paolo be knocked significantly for missing some games? Of course not. Should it be part of the calculation? Absolutely. It already is, or else Embiid would have a few MVPs by this point, but he struggles to stay healthy which always pulls him out of the running.