I thought that the most depressed teams during the offseason were the Knicks and the Rockets. The former had money in their pockets but no one came, and the latter had no money in their pockets and everyone wanted them. Unexpectedly, a week after the free market opened, a team more depressed than them was born-the Thunder!
Originally, the Thunder fans were thinking about eating melons and watching the show. After all, Leonard, who just won the second FMVP trophy, had a very exciting selection of one of three. They did not expect them to go home. Upon seeing a fire in the backyard, his second master was abducted without warning.
After Paul George was traded, the Thunder seem to be preparing to rebuild. They have already traded last season’s Starting small forward Grant, plus the news of the sale of Adams and Robertson. The Thunder is equivalent to announcing to the outside world-Oklahoma City supermarket is open, don’t miss it when you pass by!
It can be sold, including Westbrook. And from the news that woj broke today, the Heat and Westbrook are interested in each other, that is to say-if the Heat come up with sincere chips, the deal will be quick Achieved.
With this pass, the Thunder have controlled their total salary within 150 million US dollars, although this is still a It’s a terrifying level, but they currently only exceed the luxury tax line by $11.83 million. Compared to the previous high salary level, this is still within control.
Moreover, the Thunder are from the Clippers. He has a good bargaining chip. In addition to a few first-round picks of unknown value, there are two strikers Gallinari and Alexander. The former averaged 19.8 points per game last season and the latter was inIn his rookie season, he averaged 10.8 points per game.
It’s worth mentioning-Gallinari In the season, he averaged 2.4 three-pointers per game at 43.3%, while Alexander averaged 0.6 three-pointers per game at 36.7%. Looking at it this way, plus a Westbrook, it seems that the Thunder's cards are not that bad?
Moreover, outside shooter + inside pie, isn't this the way Westbrook played in the MVP season?
Of course, if the Thunder are determined to rebuild, it is reasonable to trade Westbrook. After all, Westbrook’s playing style has been criticized. Durant and Paul George both left. It’s hard to say that there is no reason why they can’t accept Westbrook’s playing style.
It's just that if Westbrook is really traded to the Heat, then the most depressed player-I'm afraid Butler.
He started as a blue-collar defensive team and worked in Chicago for four years. Taking advantage of Rose’s injury, he succeeded in becoming the boss of the Windy City. However, as Rose and Noah were traded and the “three-rejected” combination ended in failure, the Bulls determined to rebuildHe was sent to Minnesota.
Butler, who wants to be the boss, can live in Minnesota Not happy. In the conflict with Wiggins and Towns, the management chose two young men; Butler, who came to the 76ers, still didn't become the boss here.
The Phillies have high hopes only for Embiid and Simmons. Butler is a role to assist young people. Therefore, Butler unexpectedly signed first and then switched to the Heat. From the perspective of strength, the Heat are not very competitive, but the purpose of Butler's choice is also very clear-I want to be the boss.
But... If Westbrook is traded to the Heat, I'm afraid Butler's position as the boss will be unstable again. Butler is the kind of superstar that you think is "okay", but not a superstar like Durant and James. He can become the boss of a mid-range team or a weak team, but the top strong team will not regard him as a superstar. Leader.
The situation on Westbrook’s side is completely different. He has averaged triple-doubles for three consecutive years and is a top superstar. As long as the team intends to get him, the team will choose him as the boss. .in caseIf this transaction is concluded, I don’t know how Butler, who has signed a 4-year "deed of sale", will choose...