This summer is even more exciting than last summer. Although James moved to the Lakers last season, the Lakers did not recruit a real helper for him after all. The Lakers at the time were just a group of recruits. Although last season’s Warriors were recruited by Cousins, anyone with a discerning eye can see that Cousins is unlikely to return to his previous state. He really couldn’t afford the fifth star with a ruptured Achilles tendon. . In contrast, this summer, George and Leonard joined hands, James and Big Eyebrow joined hands, Durant and Irving joined hands, it can be said that the West has turned the sky again. These days, everyone's eyes can be said to be on these three teams.
The Nets have a bold Marx after taking office, and the Clippers have a logo man who broke the Big Three after taking office. As for the Lakers, the huge market behind them is the basis for their foothold in the NBA. However, when this happens constantly , The fans’ attention has long been taken away by their three teams. At this time, it is a good time for some teams to start. Inadvertently, some teams have completed the cleanup of junk contracts and traded to the future potential show. And other major operations. In the summer of this year, a lot of operations were carried out secretly.This team is none other than that. Since the opening of the trading market, I am afraid that many fans have not really paid attention to this team. It is, the Kings!
Since Bibby brought the King to a playoff game The Kings have not entered the playoffs for more than ten years. Last season, the Kings finally barely touched the threshold and reached the ninth position in the West. And thisCut, very similar to the Clippers, the Kings have been preparing for this for four years. The rise of the Clippers relied on the logo man, and the rise of the Nets relied on Marx. The rise of the King also required a man behind the scenes, and he was Divac.
In 15 years, Divac once again entered the king's management. At that time, they had the top center player Cousins, but Cousins's ability to lead the team was extremely poor among the superstars, and his emotionalism destined him to be unable to become a real superstar. And Divac seems to have seen this too. After the Kings stayed for more than a season, he resolutely sent away Cousins, who was at his peak, in exchange for Hilde and the draft pick. At that time, everyone saw that the king wanted to rebuild his heart, and saw that they wanted to send Cousins away. But they did not expect that Hilde was the first core of their reconstruction.
You must know how surprising such a move was at the time. Cousins’ performance in the King’s position was Peak performance. At that time, he was hailed as the league's first center. If there was no emotional impact, perhaps Cousins would have gained more glory and achievements at that time. But it is precisely because of his emotions and complaints. The reason is that in the end the team will choose to trade this player who was full of the future.Judging from his performance, the king was very wise and correct when he traded him. If he were allowed to stay with the Kings at the beginning, it would not only drag Cousins, but also the development of the team.
In the summer of 17 years, under Divac’s insight , They selected Fox and Giles with valuable picks, and they signed Bogdanovic with a very cost-effectivecontract. In fact, since that time, they have almost completed their road of reconstruction. Last year, they again used their second pick to select Bagley. In this way, within two years, they successfully completed their reconstruction goals.
And what kind of results have this lineup achieved? In the fierce Western Conference last season, they reached ninth place. You know, they are still very young. Even the running-in between superstars takes a certain amount of time, and the running-in between them is so fast. What's more, as newcomers to the league, they are still growing, and the Kings have given them enough conditions to allow them to grow quickly. In terms of young talents, they already have tridents like Hilde + Fox + Bagley. And this summer, Divac brought in Dedmond, Joseph and Ariza. And Barnes, who was injured last season, is about to return to the team.
The next season’s Kings team will no longer only have young players, they also have experience. The veteran, their young people must be able to learn a lot of knowledge from them. The Kings next season may not be able to enter the top four in the West, but from the current lineup, at least entering the playoffs is definitely not a big problem. Even if their three young players do not have the upper limitHigh, but as long as they grow up, they will become a very important bargaining chip for the Kings in the future, at least giving the Kings the confidence to attract superstars.
And all of the king’s current situation is due to Divac behind Moving forward, the kings of the year were once prosperous, but now, under the leadership of Divac, they finally have the opportunity to reproduce their glory. Anyway, inAmong the young teams, the Kings are definitely the most anticipated team, and they can achieve even higher achievements than the same young Celtics. What's more, the Kings directly entrusted the power of the team to the young players instead of relying on superstars to lead like the Celtics.