With the Warriors’ massive injuries in the playoffs, they are in the finals
Defeated by the Raptors, missed three consecutive championships.
Many people say that the Rockets are a pity. They should have seized the opportunity, but they gave the opportunity to no avail.
If it’s a pity, looking at the entire playoffs, the 76ers should be the most pity. The tiebreaker was sent out by Leonard’s lore a few times.
In fact, the 76ers don’t need much adjustment in the off-season. As long as Butler and Harris successfully renew their contracts, they will strengthen their substitutes. If Leonard is not around next year, they will be very likely to enter the finals.
However, as soon as the offseason came, the 76ers ushered in a huge change.
Today, 170 million in 5 years is actually more expensive than Embiid, but his shooting is really not worthy of the Great and Horford
As soon as the free market opened, Butler first signed and then traded to the Heat, and the 76ers ushered in Richardson.
After that, he signed Horford for $109 million over four years.
Without Butler, who will carry the team forward at the critical moment.
Getting Horford, this contract is a bit of a gamble, he is 33 years old.
Even though he is the core of both offense and defense in the Celtics, Horford will be 34 years old in the playoffs next year.
Gasol was also once the core of the team’s offensive and defensive ends, defending the gate, with three-pointers, support, and a hard-hitting inside.
In this year’s playoffs, the defense is still invincible, but the offense can no longer continue, and Xiaojia is just 34 years old this year.
In an interview, Horford himself said: I was surprised when the 76ers made an offer.
Immediately afterwards, the 76ers renewed Harris’ contract with $180 million for five years. Looking at the regular season data alone, he averaged 20 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, and his three-point shooting percentage reached 40%. This contract is acceptable.
However, Harris in the playoffs was completely overwhelmed by Leonard on both offense and defense.
If Leonard chooses to stay with the Raptors, he can sign a five-year 190 million maximum salary contract.
The difference between the two brothers is only 10 million, which is obviously impossible.
In addition, Harris’ style of play is also very embarrassing. Playing at the 3rd position, it is difficult to defend top small forwards with speed and explosive power.
For example, when you meet Leonard in the playoffs, you can’t prevent it at all.
Playing the 4th position, the height is at a disadvantage.
And Harris has no offensive ability to change the opponent’s defensive strategy and defensive formation.
He can’t attack the opponent’s defense line like James, attract double-teams to create opportunities for teammates, and he can’t beat the opponent by himself like KD and Leonard.
Now, the 76ers show operation is here again, and Simmons is renewed with a maximum salary of 170 million U.S. dollars in 5 years.
It is more expensive than Embiid’s 5-year 148 million contract extension in 17 years.
Simmons’ weakness is obvious, no shooting ability.
As the team’s point guard, he basically doesn’t shoot three-pointers, and his free throw percentage is only 60%.
Antetokounmpo is almost an upgraded version of Simmons in all aspects, and Antetokounmpo also scored a lot of three-pointers in the playoffs.
If you let him go, Brother Antetokounmpo can really make it.
However, facing the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals, it was not the loss of conventional weapons that they suffered three points, and they were defended to death.
But Simmons, if you let him go, he really doesn’t vote.
In addition, with the inside combination of Embiid Horford, the 76ers will undoubtedly play more positional battles in the next few seasons, but his shooting is really not worthy of the Great and Horford.
At that time, Simmons did not shoot, and the 29 teams would let him go and shrink the basket to guard against Embiid or Horford.
In addition, the 76ers lost Redick, the marksman, and the space will only get smaller and smaller.
The 76ers signed these three contracts this summer. To be honest, they are a bit incomprehensible, and they are all a bit premium.
Leonard, Durant and other superstars can sign maximum salary contracts because they can only sign so many due to rules.
But these few have not yet reached this level, but they have also signed contracts worth hundreds of millions.
109 million, 148 million, 170 million, 180 million, this may be the most expensive starter in NBA history.
It can only be said that after Leonard left, Durant was still recovering from his injuries, and the 76ers gambled to win the championship next year.
After all, Horford will be 34 years old next year. Once he fails to win the championship next year, he will increase by another year, and his salary space will be locked and he will not be able to reinforce it. It will be very uncomfortable.