From the beginning of the draft to the subsequent free market, the changes of each team
The Pelicans, who won the No. 1 pick, traded Anthony Davis. In the new season, they will try their best to build a combination of Jrue Holiday, Ball, Ingram, Zion Williamson and Hayes.
The second-best pick, the Grizzlies, also traded the former team boss Mike Conley without showing any weakness, and the new season also focuses on Ja Morant and Jaylen Jackson.
This is a rookie-centric team building, and there are many teams that sign or trade All-Stars as their core team building.
Last season, the Clippers, Heat and other teams did not have a real core. In the new season, the Clippers will use Leonard George as the core, and the Heat will use Butler as the core.
Generally speaking, this year’s free market involves and affects a wide range of teams, and the only one who really stays out of it is probably the Rockets.
First of all, the Rockets did not have draft picks, and Morey did not buy draft picks. Secondly, it was originally revealed that the Rockets wanted to trade Paul, Capela, Gordon and even Tucker.
Morey also renewed the contract with Gerald Green, Rivers Jr. and House.
What Morey brought to the Rockets is that he signed several undrafted picks, such as Pounds, Clemons, White, etc., but they all knew that they might only play in the summer league, and eventually they could really stay with the Rockets
I’m afraid there are only a handful of them.
Among these people in the summer league, the best performer was Clemons. He averaged 22 points per game, made 6 three-pointers per game, and made 51.4% of his three-pointers.
Even if Clemons performed so well, it would be difficult for Morey to keep him because the height limit of 1.75 meters is too great.
Clemons resembled Thomas Jr., a small man with a big heart.
But even though Thomas averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game, was selected to the All-Star twice, and ranked fifth in the MVP list, no team is willing to use him as the core of the team.
Because of his height of 1.75 meters, the team is destined to formulate various types of pick-and-roll tactics specifically for him. The Rockets’ tactics are doomed.
It’s unlikely that some plays will be built specifically for undrafted Clemons.
Morey’s favorite undrafted pick is still Pontz, not the best-performing Clemons.