The trade has always been an important means for the team to strengthen.
However, due to various reasons, many transactions failed to achieve the expected results, and frustrated people abound.
However, looking at the history of the league, there are many losers in transactions, and it is extremely rare for a transaction to reach the realm of four losses.
But in the summer of 2012, the Lakers, Magic, 76ers and Nuggets staged this ironic scene.
Dating the time back to the summer of 2012, James, Wade and Bosh finally came together in Miami, winning the finals with a light victory over the upstart Thunder in the Western Conference, which changed the league’s structure dramatically.
At this time, the Lakers want to catch the tail of Kobe’s peak period, find a new inside partner for this historical shooting guard, and continue the glory of the Zijin Dynasty.
At this time, Howard had a rift with his old club, the Magic, and was crying and clamoring for a transfer…
The Lakers intend to strengthen, but the Magic failed to appease them.
As a result, Howard and Kobe’s internal and external partners have become an unstoppable trend.
As for the 76ers and the Magic, they also came with their own goals and participated in this four-team deal that shocked the entire league.
The Lakers sent away Bynum, Mike Roberts, the 2015 second-round pick and the 2017 first-round protected pick.
Get Howard, Clark and Duhon.
The Magic sent Howard, Duhon, Clark, and Richardson.
Get Vucevic, Harkless, Mike Roberts, Harrington, Afflalo, 2014 first-round pick, 2015 first-rounder and 2nd-rounder, protected, 2017 first-rounder protected
round of picks.
The 76ers sent Iguodala, Harkless, Vucevic and a protected first-round pick in 2015.
Get Bynum and Richardson.
The Nuggets sent Efflalo and Harrington away.
Get Iguodala, a 2013 second-round pick and a 2014 first-round pick.
The Lakers got the longing for Howard, the league’s No. 1 center back then, who claimed to be able to replace James’ great existence alone, and the inside pillar who led the team to the finals with a single core.
Whether it is to partner with Kobe in his twilight years, or to become the new leader of the Lakers in the future, it seems very suitable-at that time, both the media and fans believed that the Zijin Army was the biggest winner of this transaction.
The pours are pouring.
The Magic is a typical stop loss. Instead of letting Howard leave for free after the contract expires, it is better to squeeze the final value while he still has the contract.
However, this one is one of the signature superstars of that era after all. As long as the Magic puts him on the trading table, they are doomed to lose but not gain. At best, they can make up for the loss…
The purpose of the 76ers is very clear, nothing more than wanting to get Bynum, an All-Star center in his prime.
In the era when the center was not as weak as it is now, Bynum, who has a good ability to attack independently, is undoubtedly a suitable core for team building.
After this deal, the 76ers pinned their team building hopes on Bynum.
Sending away Iguodala, the former boss, is paving the way for Bynum’s superior position.
As for the nuggets, it is typical to exchange small change for full banknotes.
Neither Efflalo nor Harrington can be compared with Iguodala in terms of personal ability or team influence. He can not only provide the team with a solid defense, but also fits well with the Nuggets coach Karl who preferred defense at the time.
, can also become the new leader of the locker room, and become the new core of the Nuggets that lacks superstars-the operation of the Nuggets was also recognized by many experts at the time.
Therefore, after this four-party deal that shocked the alliance, the general voice of public opinion is that one loses and three wins.
Except for the Magic, which is doomed to not be able to return the cost, the other three teams all have a clear purpose and a commendable opportunity to intervene.
However, the ideal is full and the reality is very skinny.
Magic is naturally the first big loser.
Although the Orlando people keep comforting themselves, Vucevic can do both inside and outside, and he can do what Howard can’t.
But as long as anyone with a discerning eye knows, Vucevic’s upper limit is at most an All-Star, but Howard can become the cornerstone of a team, and the two are definitely not the same.
The second team to show signs of failure is the 76ers who aim to use Bynum as the new core of the team.
This team seems to only see the great talent of the former Lakers center, but ignores his potential injury and perverse personality.
As early as the Lakers period, Bynum was habitually absent due to injury, and it was precisely because of his absence in the 2008 Finals that the Zijin Army was defeated.
Multiple surgeries, large and small, have already turned him into a glass man-like existence.
If it is only due to injury factors, there is still the possibility of rescue.
However, Bynum’s character problems are bigger than his injury problems.
Since breaking away from Kobe’s discipline, the young center has been like a caged bird being released, with various nonsensical behaviors emerging one after another.
From the criticized washing, cutting and blowing, to the unprofessional bungee jumping with injuries-Bynum broke the lower limit time and time again, so that the 76ers had to make a decision to abandon him.
In other words, the 76ers gave away Iguodala in his prime and the talented Vucevic for nothing, but they only reaped a lot of chicken feathers, which paved the way for the failure of the 76ers in the following years.
Originally, the team’s management plan,