July 6, , Leonard finally made a decision to join the Clippers
It turns out that the teams were required to keep it secret before, and they have been dragging everyone not to announce it.
It was to give the Clippers time to allow West and the Thunder to discuss trading Paul George.
This side just announced the joining, and the deal was concluded immediately there.
Leonard George Beverly Harkless, with Lou Williams and Harrell on the bench.
The Clippers took off instantly.
However, several families were happy and some were sad. The Raptors bet Leonard to stay and traded away DeRozan.
As a result, after staying for a season, he really left.
Fortunately, they won the coveted championship, which is not a loss.
The Lakers would be miserable. If they didn’t chase Leonard, they could sign some high-powered players with a basic salary in the free market, such as Jeff Green, Seth Curry, Mudiay, McConnell, Terrence-
Ross et al.
As a result, as Leonard dragged on for longer, there were not many players on the free market.
Today, 30 million, 16 million, 8.2 million, Leonard chooses the Clippers, the Lakers still follow the script
After Leonard joined the Clippers, the Lakers stepped up and signed Danny Green for 30 million in two years. To be honest, Danny Green’s 15 million a year is a bit of a premium.
In this year’s playoffs, Danny Green averaged only 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, and his three-point shooting percentage was only 33.0%, and he once made 1 of 15 three-pointers.
Although the state of the finals has recovered, Nas also believes in Van Fleet more.
Let Green start the first half and come off the bench in the second half.
More importantly, Danny Green will not dominate the ball and has no ability to handle the ball.
In fact, Danny Green’s decline in state is no longer a matter of this season. Since the 2016 playoffs, his state has begun to decline.
Even though he is still strong defensively, his ineffectiveness in three-pointers has become the epitome of his state.
If the Lakers want to use Green’s stable three-pointers to open up space for James and Big Eyebrows next season, it may be a bit difficult.
After that, Kentavis Caldwell-Pope was renewed for 2 years and 16 million.
Immediately afterwards, McGee renewed his contract with 2 years and 8.2 million.
Pope believes that Lakers fans should be familiar with it. In this year’s game against the Bucks, he made a serve error, which made James leave the field early.
Also in the Rockets game, 30 seconds behind by 1 point, Ingram scored 4 pull-up jumpers before, and he didn’t pass the ball.
One meter away from the three-point line, I pulled it up and shot, and the result was a three-point shot.
However, there is no way, there are almost no one in the free market, and it may be the best choice to give Pope 8 million a year.
So did McGee.
In the current free market, apart from Cousins at the center position, McGee is better.
However, the Lakers are as fierce as a tiger. Is this for James to play point guard?
B/R reporter Ric Bucher said on the show that the Lakers have offered Rajon Rondo a basic salary contract, but the latter has not yet accepted it.
This is a bit like the Lakers last year. The greater the hope, the worse the fall.
Last summer, they were expected to get George, but the three-episode documentary ended up staying with the Thunder.
Leonard resigned and the deal fell through.
After that, Rondo, Stephenson, McGee and others were signed in one go, resulting in a serious lineup deformity throughout the season.
Similarly, this summer, they got Big Eyebrows, but they waited for a long time to watch Leonard join the Clippers.
The Lakers still followed the script, and the weaknesses in the lineup were also obvious.
Signing Danny Green for 30 million yuan is an obvious premium, and the outside firepower is still not enough.
Some fans ridiculed, “Popper, Green, are you ready, are you ready to take the blame?”
On the inside, Brother Nongmei is playing center or power forward.
If you are playing center forward, Brother Nongmei prefers to play power forward.
When they were in the Pelicans, Asik, Akinsa, and later traded for Cousins, and Cousins was injured. They even signed the old Okafor to be the starting center.
If Brother Nongmei plays the power forward, Kuzma may only be able to play as a substitute.
After all, his defense at the third position can’t keep up.
In addition, the starting point guard has not yet been finalized, and this backup point guard is now hard to find in the market.
The Lakers still lack functional players.
It can only be said that the Lakers are not miserable now, but rather miserable.
Last year it was George, this year it’s Leonard.
They all wanted to come to Los Angeles to play, but it turned out to go to the Clippers to join forces, which was a crit.
On the other hand, the Clippers are now starting with Beverly George Leonard. This defense is scary, and there are Lou Williams and Harrell on the bench.
Looking at the league, the Clippers are the most offensive and defensive team.