On the evening of June 24th, , NBA news continued to be pushed.
According to US media ClutchPoints, NBA Oklahoma is facing an unprecedented salary crisis. Now the team hopes to pay less luxury tax, so it has to take measures.
As a team built with Westbrook George as the core, Westbrook and George cannot move, so now the Thunder’s salary is higher, New Zealand center Adams.
As Westbrook’s good partner, Adams’ ability is unquestionable as a hard-working striker, but now the situation is special. The Thunder’s total salary ranks first in the league, which makes the boss complain repeatedly.
According to statistics, if Adams does not leave, the combined salary of Westbrook George Adams next season will account for 89% of the team’s total salary, which is too scary.
In other words, the three of them had to take nearly 90% of the money, while the remaining ten or so people could only get one-tenth of the money.
So the Thunder had to take action. The news has been reported before that Adams was put on the shelf and publicly listened to inquiries from other teams.
So the Thunder want to sell Adams, is there a market?
Obviously there are.
In the past season, Adams played 80 games for the Thunder, averaging 13.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. All three statistics are career highs.
Grab the backcourt rebounds, and then directly let Westbrook launch a fast break, which has also become a regular tactic of the Thunder, an open secret.
Capable, willing to bear the burden of hard work, it stands to reason to find another home without worrying.
But Adams’ salary is not low. In the summer of 2017, he signed a 4-year 100 million contract with the team. Now that two years have passed, Adams has received 47 million. In the next two years, Adams’ contract
It is 53 million in 2 years, and the average annual salary has reached 26.5 million US dollars, which is definitely the salary of a superstar.
Therefore, it is difficult to say who Adams will trade with, but one thing is certain. Accepting Adams’ next family must be carefully considered. His contract is not small.
According to 1140 KHTK radio reporter Matt George, Sacramento intends to inquire about Adams. They offered Bogdan Bogdanovic plus a first-round pick, but the Thunder were not satisfied.
On the one hand, the Thunder believes that Bogdanovic’s ability is not enough. On the other hand, his position overlaps with George’s.
But the Thunder did not completely reject the king’s proposal. They believed that the two sides could continue to negotiate, and if the agreement was finally reached, then the New Zealand center might leave the team!
To be honest, Adams is really easy to use. His ability to finish near the basket, the ability to run down the pick-and-roll, the ability to block, and the ability to defend can all be ranked at the forefront of all insiders in the league. Therefore, the Thunder is selling him now.
Think it’s not worth it.
If it is really to save money and send Adams away in a trade, the editor believes that the Thunder will definitely regret it, just like sending Harden away to save money back then.
Now this Thunder, if they want to win the championship, they must have Adams!
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